On September 12, Grace Atukpawu-Tipton joined Deana Around Him (Child Trends) and Nancy Whitesell (University of Colorado) to present a session at the 2019 Native Children’s Research Exchange Conference in Denver.
The session, Building Synergy Across MUSE and HARC: Lessons from Tribal and Precision Home Visiting Research and Evaluation, provided an overview of the Multisite Implementation Evaluation of Home Visiting (MUSE) and the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC). Highlights included—
- An update from MUSE on how its commitment to full participation of Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting grantees has driven the project’s design and progress
- Details on how HARC encourages research in home visiting that explicitly defines and measures active ingredients, mediators, and moderators; efficiently tests program and research questions using innovative methods; and forms broad-based partnerships
- A discussion of family engagement in research to support the development of a new precision home visiting research toolkit
The conference brought together researchers studying child and adolescent development in American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the United States and Canada.