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Greater Brockton Healthy Families Featured in National Study


The Children’s Trust Greater Brockton Healthy Families program was featured in a national study conducted by researchers from Portland State University, Georgetown University, and the University of Connecticut that sought to learn how parenting support programs across the country were shifting their strategies to serve families through remote technologies. 

According to the report, 86% of parents and caregivers interviewed for the study thought that video conferencing was a very effective method of continuing to support families and 71% felt it was easy to engage with remote services. None of the families reported disliking remote services and all families found the emotional support provided by the program to be very important. Parents shared that consistent communication and casual check-ins with their home visitors helped them feel like remote home visiting was successful. 

“The social and emotional support provided by the program helped to maintain valuable relationships and also created an opportunity for connection during a time of social isolation, which families appreciated,” said the study report.

You can find the full report here and the case study on the Brockton program here.