Smart and Secure Children

Parenting Leadership Program

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Welcome to the Smart and Secure Children Parenting Leadership Program.

Here you will find more information about our community-based parenting initiatives and research efforts.  We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our programs.

LeRoy Reese, Ph.D.

Project Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Program Description:

Funded Initiatives:

CACE

Promote Well-Being And School Readiness For Every Child, Ages 0-5 years

The vision of CACE is to reduce disparities in health, and promote well-being and school readiness for every child ages 0-5 years, in order to advance health equity. Our charter is to empower families/parents with quality parenting knowledge and skills and contribute to bridging early childhood policy and program gaps for disparate and vulnerable families to have their children healthy, well, and school ready at 5 years of age.

CACE Learning Session 3 - team building

CACE utilizes the Breakthrough Series (BTS) collaborative model to: replicate an evidence based quality parenting and leadership program (Smart and Secure Children) that empowers parents as the 1st teachers of their children to improve their parenting knowledge and competency and lead in transforming parenting culture of their communities; and test concepts, strategies and practices, to surface promising ‘game changer’ actions in early childhood policy formation and practice implementation that could contribute to reduction in health disparity gaps.

CACE is supported through a Trans disciplinary Collaborative Center U-54 grant, and is formed a to engage nine states’ members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’sRacial and Ethnic Health Disparities Action Institute (REHDAI), and representatives from the following four States (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama) from Health and Human Services Region IV, to effectively reduce and ultimately eliminate disparities.

Using Quality Parenting to Address Health Inequities

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Addressing Health Inequities In Early and Middle Childhood

This R-24- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded project, “Using Quality Parenting to Address Health Inequities” is a planning project that utilizes a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to identify health inequity conditions or specific diseases for children that can be addressed through quality parenting.

The R-24 planning project will adapt the community coalition board model, effectively employed by Morehouse School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center, to prepare, plan and develop quality parenting as an intervention for addressing community identified health inequities in early and middle childhood through the SSC parenting initiative.

The overall desired goal is to develop and pilot test a community-driven plan that will result in parent-led efforts to mitigate health inequities among vulnerable, minority children and families of low socioeconomic status.

Smart and Secure Children (SSC)

This program is based on evidence from brain development research and studies showing the importance of quality parenting as a protective factor that reduces the negative impacts of poverty on children experiences, and improves the mental health of parents and caregivers.

Leadership Model

The SSC uses a unique parent leadership model, designed with and for members of disparate targeted communities, as a framework to reduce and eliminate health inequities in early childhood.

SSC logo

Training & Employing

The SSC program helps to address social determinants of health by training and employing parents to lead parenting education sessions that will transform parenting culture and provide communal social support.

The background work for SSC was completed with funding from the National Institute of Health- Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) as well as state and local partners; the unique SSC leadership approach was pilot tested using funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); and the current 5-year research study of the comparative effectiveness of delivering SSC in two different ways is currently in its third year with funding under the P20 mechanism from NIMHD.

More information can be found here: SSC 1-Page Overview for Board and Community Partners

Quick Links:

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BH Events

There are no upcoming events.


Contact Us

Division of Behavioral Health
Email: shlibehavioralhealth@
msm.edu
Phone: (404) 756-5293

Smart and Secure Parenting Leadership Program

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BH Director

Welcome to the Smart and Secure Parenting Leadership Program.

Here you will find more information about our community-based parenting initiatives and research efforts.  We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our programs.

Cassandra Bolar, Ph.D., CFLE
Project Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Program Description:

Funded Initiatives:

CACE

Promote Well-Being And School Readiness For Every Child, Ages 0-5 years

 

 

 

The vision of CACE is to reduce disparities in health, and promote well-being and school readiness for every child ages 0-5 years, in order to advance health equity. Our charter is to empower families/parents with quality parenting knowledge and skills and contribute to bridging early childhood policy and program gaps for disparate and vulnerable families to have their children healthy, well, and school ready at 5 years of age. CACE Learning Session 3 - team building CACE utilizes the Breakthrough Series (BTS) collaborative model to: replicate an evidence based quality parenting and leadership program (Smart and Secure Children) that empowers parents as the 1st teachers of their children to improve their parenting knowledge and competency and lead in transforming parenting culture of their communities; and test concepts, strategies and practices, to surface promising ‘game changer’ actions in early childhood policy formation and practice implementation that could contribute to reduction in health disparity gaps. CACE is supported through a Trans disciplinary Collaborative Center U-54 grant, and is formed a to engage nine states’ members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’sRacial and Ethnic Health Disparities Action Institute (REHDAI), and representatives from the following four States (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama) from Health and Human Services Region IV, to effectively reduce and ultimately eliminate disparities.

 

Using Quality Parenting to Address Health Inequities

IMG_5858

 

 

 

Addressing Health Inequities In Early and Middle Childhood

 

 

 

This R-24- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded project, “Using Quality Parenting to Address Health Inequities” is a planning project that utilizes a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to identify health inequity conditions or specific diseases for children that can be addressed through quality parenting. The R-24 planning project will adapt the community coalition board model, effectively employed by Morehouse School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center, to prepare, plan and develop quality parenting as an intervention for addressing community identified health inequities in early and middle childhood through the SSC parenting initiative. The overall desired goal is to develop and pilot test a community-driven plan that will result in parent-led efforts to mitigate health inequities among vulnerable, minority children and families of low socioeconomic status.

 

Smart and Secure Children (SSC)

This program is based on evidence from brain development research and studies showing the importance of quality parenting as a protective factor that reduces the negative impacts of poverty on children experiences, and improves the mental health of parents and caregivers.

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Model

The SSC uses a unique parent leadership model, designed with and for members of disparate targeted communities, as a framework to reduce and eliminate health inequities in early childhood.

 

 

 

 

SSC logo

 

 

 

 

Training & Employing

The SSC program helps to address social determinants of health by training and employing parents to lead parenting education sessions that will transform parenting culture and provide communal social support.

 

 

 

 

The background work for SSC was completed with funding from the National Institute of Health- Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) as well as state and local partners; the unique SSC leadership approach was pilot tested using funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); and the current 5-year research study of the comparative effectiveness of delivering SSC in two different ways is currently in its third year with funding under the P20 mechanism from NIMHD. More information can be found here: SSC 1-Page Overview for Board and Community Partners

 

The Smart and Secure Children Parenting Leadership Program (SSC), through the Division of Behavioral Health, has graduated 257 individuals since 2012.

Quick Links:

CESH-Final-small

BH Events

There are no upcoming events.


Contact Us

Division of Behavioral Health
Email: shlibehavioralhealth@
msm.edu
Phone: (404) 756-5293