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Linking university-community initiatives to promote a children’s thriving pipeline across early developmental stages

Wanless, Shannon and Shaw, Daniel and Huguley, James and Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth (2023) Linking university-community initiatives to promote a children’s thriving pipeline across early developmental stages. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2023.

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Supporting child thriving is most effective when prevention programs are delivered at sequential developmental periods and evaluated for long-term impacts, using a sustained, cohesive, and community-engaged approach. In the proposed study, we aim to link three distinct – yet aligned- programs that support child thriving (0-4; 5-8; 9–11-year-olds) to place us in an advantageous position to apply for federal/national funding that links these programs. All three are part of The Pittsburgh Study, a community-partnered and anti-racist initiative, for the past 3 years. This scaling grant will support interdisciplinary staff, students, and expert consultants to (1) design an overarching theory of change across all three programs; (2) track current and future participants to assess sample and demographic characteristics for children that pass through one, two, or all three programs; and (3) create systems for integrated measure and data analytics to assess the interplay between multi-program enrollment and child outcomes. These deliverables will prepare us to present a cohesive conceptualization for scholarly and public dissemination, and to present persuasively to national and federal follow-on funding officers. Ultimately, such large external funding will situate Pitt as a national leader in university-community partnerships for child thriving.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wanless, Shannonswanless@pitt.edu0000-0003-1766-6418
Huguley, Jameshuguley@pitt.edu0000-0003-4659-939X
Votruba-Drzal, Elizabethevotruba@pitt.edu0000-0003-0708-1205
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2023
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2023
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/h681-2n10
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Health and Physical Activity
School of Social Work > Social Work
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scaling Grants
Other ID: 6162
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2023 17:03
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2023 17:39


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