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Study looks at BC’s Aboriginal Infant Development Program


A new study from UBC, Relational pathways in early intervention: Research summary report for the Aboriginal Infant Development Program of British Columbia, by Alison Gerlach, aims to answer questions about how Aboriginal Infant Development Programs (AIDPs) influence the health and well-being of Indigenous families, infants and young children and how they foster child health equity. It also explores the implications from the study for AIDP practices, education, and policy, and wider EI practices and policies.

“A recurring theme was the multiple ways in which families’ lives and caregivers’ agency were profoundly influenced by the downstream effects of poverty, particularly food and housing insecurity.”