Early Childhood Intervention in Tribal Communities
- East Baltimore
- Summer Inst. term
- International Health
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2015 - 2016
- Instruction Method:
- Mon 07/13/2015 - Fri 07/17/2015
- Class Times:
- M Tu W Th F, 1:30 - 5:00pm
Examines a constellation of economic, social, historical and cultural challenges to American Indian families that potentially compromise optimal early child development. Reviews opportunities for tribal grantees to assess needs and develop early childhood intervention strategies funded through the Affordable Health Care Act. Explores methods and theoretical approaches to early childhood development and intervention research in tribal contexts. Considers optimal systems of early childhood care in low resource settings. Examines unique aspects of tribal research and culture, emphasizing the importance of community-based and community-engaged approaches.
- Learning Objectives:
- Discuss early childhood programs, intervention research, and community/cultural considerations related to family and school-based approaches to promoting early childhood development in tribal settings
- List basic concepts of research study design, implementation, and analysis within tribal contexts
- Identify a research question relevant to early childhood development in tribal communities and suggest appropriate research methodologies to answer that question
- Use research to inform early childhood program, practice, and intervention improvement
- Methods of Assessment:
• For credit: Class Attendance/Participation 10%; Group Project 30%; Daily Reflection paper 20%, Final Paper 40% due 1 week after the class ends.
• For non-credit: Class Attendance/Participation 10%; Group Project 30%; Daily Reflection paper 60%
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Offered as an elective for part of the Johns Hopkins Public Health Certificate in American Indian Health. Eligibility criteria for scholars will be the same as for the existing certificate program.