11/22/2011 - RMC Recieves Grant to Expand Dual Generation Research
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Family has approved a four-year grant under its Health Profession Opportunities Grant program to support the further study of outcomes and impacts for participants of CareerAdvanceĀ®, a dual-generation sectoral training program for parents of children in Head Start and Early Head Start in Tulsa, OK. The project will be jointly implemented by the Ray Marshall Center and Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research. RMC director Dr. Chris King and Northwestern University's Dr. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale are serving as principal investigators of the project. The project has two objectives: the first is to study the long-term family, parent and child outcomes from participation in CareerAdvanceĀ®; and secondly, to understand the variation in the program participation in relation to differences in educational attainment, employment, and family health and well-being.