Your Family, Your Neighborhood: results from a feasibility and acceptability study of parent engagement in subsidized project-based housing

Stephanie Pena, Daniel Brisson

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Abstract

Your Family, Your Neighborhood (YFYN) is a dual-generation, skill-building intervention designed to strengthen the parent-child bond, increase parent engagement, academic success, and health/well-being for families living in project-based subsidized housing. The curriculum focuses on strengthening the bond between parents and children, increasing parent engagement, and building neighborhood social cohesion. This study explored the feasibility, acceptability, and program effects on parent engagement, using a pretest/post-test design and focus groups. Participating families reported improvements in their parent involvement and improvements in their child’s progress in school. Results suggest that services attached to public housing can be a successful family intervention strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Community Practice
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • academic success
  • Community
  • feasibility and acceptability
  • intervention
  • parent engagement
  • subsidized housing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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