HMG-LI Report: Centering the Family Experience
IMPLICATIONS FOR LONG ISLAND’S EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEM
A follow up to Help Me Grow Long Island’s May 2021 report, this October 2021 report explores families’ experiences with Help Me Grow – Long Island through qualitative analysis. Importantly, feedback from families led to further exploration of existing quantitative data to identify an under-recognized issue for families: how barriers in registering for the local school district discouraged and delayed families seeking special education evaluation for their young children with suspected developmental delays. Help Me Grow – Long Island’s Family Resources Specialists are there to help one family at a time, but this report demonstrates Help Me Grow’s potential for systems change: elevating parents’ voices paired with examination of population-level data can drive more equitable access to services for all families.
Key findings from the Help Me Grow – Long Island (HMG-LI) family experience qualitative analysis
- HMG-LI promotes protective factors and helps caregivers build social connections
- Families found HMG-LI valuable and are satisfied with the level of support provided
- All families faced obstacles in obtaining services and were assisted by HMG-LI to successfully connect
SAVE THE DATE:
Join us November 5, 2021 at noon for a statewide advocate discussion.
Details to follow.