In 2018, Project HEAL initiated planning for an 18-month pilot program of their Communities of HEALing program for Primary Caregivers. In 2019, Project HEAL contracted with F.E.A.S.T. to prepare a report of recommendations for Project Heal based on stakeholder interviews and surveys of a range of stakeholder types.
In January 2020, a survey was distributed to both F.E.A.S.T. and Project HEAL communities, and a team from F.E.A.S.T. began one-on-one interviews. This report is based primarily on those responses and represents a snapshot in time of the community’s insights on parent support, skills, and knowledge, as well as existing parent support resources. As the first of its kind, it is limited to resources the F.E.A.S.T. staff and community have solicited and gathered from as wide a circle as possible.
This snapshot, we hope, will serve as a benchmark for more research and learning in addition to informing the Project HEAL’s Communities of HEALing for primary caregivers.