Project

Building Indigenous Resilience in Communities and Homes (BIRCH)

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National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers increasingly look to the intersections of violence, adverse childhood experiences, and opioid misuse as part of continued efforts to prevent their occurrence.

Recognizing the unique strengths of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control seeks feedback from parents/caregivers, elders, tribal leaders, traditional healers, and others on community-level factors that promote the primary prevention of adverse childhood experiences and opioid use among children, youth, and families. Through this formative study, JBA will support Chickasaw Health Consulting in conducting focus groups and interviews across four rural and urban AI/AN communities. Activities will address—

  • Outreach and engagement with research consultants and tribal sites
  • Instrument refinement
  • The approval process with the institutional review board, Office of Management and Budget, and local review bodies as needed
  • Recruitment, data collection, and analyses
  • Reporting and dissemination of findings

Staff

  • Erica Blue Roberts, Ph.D., M.H.S. Senior Research Associate

    Erica Blue Roberts has more than 10 years of experience in program evaluation and analysis, applied social science research, and technical assistance. She...

  • Erin Ingoldsby, Ph.D. Director

    Erin Ingoldsby has more than 25 years of experience in applied social science research, program evaluation, and evaluation technical assistance in diverse content...

  • Erin Geary, Ph.D., M.S.W. Senior Research Associate

    Erin Geary has nearly 15 years of experience in program evaluation, project management, and technical assistance. His skills include designing and...

  • Brandie Buckless, M.P.H. Senior Research Associate

    Brandie Buckless has more than 10 years of experience in community-based participatory research, evaluation, and program development and implementation...

  • Melina Salvador, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate
  • Tess Abrahamson-Richards, M.P.H. Senior Research Associate
  • Kate Lyon, M.A. Vice President

Partner

Chickasaw Health Consulting

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National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention