Tulane Innovations in Positive Parenting Study (TIPPS) is designed to assess the effects of two brief positive parenting programs. Promoting positive parenting is a key strategy to improve children’s health and well-being. However, light-touch, universal parenting education programs are rare in the U.S. Societal and cultural assumptions expect parents to know how to provide nurturing and healthy environments for their children. Yet, positive parenting techniques are not always intuitive, especially for those who did not experience them from their own parents. The long term goal of TIPPS is to inform future parenting programs and policies that can support children and families.
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We are studying the effects of these parenting programs through interviews with female primary caregivers at three time points: before their participation in these programs, 3 months later, and 4-5 years later. At this latter time point, caregivers are also invited to bring their child to the TIPPS clinic space to complete a series of activities together, so we can learn more about how moms and their children interact. A subset of these caregivers are then invited to participate in a series of 2 in-depth, qualitative interviews, to offer an expanded breadth of information on parenting stories, goals, and experiences.
2014-2018: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
2018-Current: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
|Program Manager - Komal Brown, MS MPH||Senior Program Coordinator - Marigny Bostock, MA, CHES|
|Data Analyst - Alica Gerry||Post Doctoral Researcher - Rong Bai, PhD (Boston College)|