The Implementation of Mindfulness-Based, Trauma-Informed Parent Education in an Underserved Latino Community: The Emergence of a Community Workforce
In this practice-oriented program review, a mindfulness-based, trauma-informed parent intervention, called Safe, Secure and Loved (SSL), designed to strengthen nurturing parenting and children’s resilience, was implemented in an underserved Latino community. Across 5 years, a volunteer community workforce of promotoras transformed an academic-community research partnership into a community-led program partnership and established sustainable agency parent education programming. To better understand this transformation, we used a modified implementation science (IS) framework to structure interviews from members of the academic-community research partnership. Findings suggest that the commitment and cultural expertise of the volunteer community workforce acted as the major leadership drivers to create the community-led program partnership. Employing mindfulness-based, trauma-informed parent education designed to promote nurturing parenting and children’s resilience may be an effective training model to engage and mobilize a volunteer community workforce from an underserved community.
Burns, B. M., Merritt, J., Chyu, L., & Gil, R. (2019). The Implementation of Mindfulness-Based, Trauma-Informed Parent Education in an Underserved Latino Community: The Emergence of a Community Workforce. Am J Community Psychol, 63(3-4), 338-354. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12342