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.
- academic success
- feasibility and acceptability
- parent engagement
- subsidized housing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Public Administration