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Improve Outcomes for Parents and Children with GOMO Health & Reach Out and Read
September 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join guest experts Shelley R. Schoenfeld, Chief Marketing and Client Services Officer of GOMO Health and Callee Boulware, Regional Executive Director of Reach Out and Read (SC, NC, VA & D.C.).
With families and children spending so much time at home these days, it’s important to consider interventions that can help parents develop skills and confidence to foster healthy development in children and to feel comfortable in their own role as parents.
Join us as we talk with experts about two fascinating “light touch” models designed to work through parents to improve outcomes for parents and children alike, particularly as national challenges from the pandemic have changed how programs and families interact.
– GoMo Health uses expertly created, behaviorally based interventions to reach families through their mobile phones, with support specifically timed for delivery within their own daily lives, schedules and “environments of need.” Their maternal child health programming includes a prenatal health program for expectant moms and caregivers and personalized condition and lifestyle support for parents, caregivers and children up to age 8, providing research-based information on their parenting journey in an easy to understand format while also building parent confidence in their skills.
– Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based intervention integrated into medical clinics throughout the country designed to foster intentional skill-building in parents, resilience in families, and positive bonding between children and caregivers. Reach Out and Read’s two generation approach helps move primary care to a more comprehensive approach to child and family health. The intervention, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, lives at the intersection of health and literacy, and trained medical providers use a valuable tool, books and anticipatory guidance, to talk to parents and caregivers about what’s happening in their life, challenges and opportunities, and the benefits of reading aloud with their young children as a part of their daily routines.