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Spread the word! Sign up today! You now can join our Father’s Feelings study remote. Find out how. Last week, we let you know that our Joyful Together® study had reopened virtually. Now, dads with babies can join our Father’s Feelings study remote, too! In an effort to expand our research studies during the COVID-19 pandemic, OhioGuidestone and the Institute of Family & Community Impact have restarted our studies with remote access. With online forms and videoconferencing, you can participate in our studies from the safety and comfort of your own home! The Father’s Feelings study is our latest project for dads with babies. We want to better understand the experiences of fathers during the first year of their children’s lives. To do that, we’re asking dads with children 12 months old or younger to sign up and join us! Each participating father will meet at least twice with one of our research assessors. through a virtual videoconferencing platform, such as Zoom. During the study, dads will answer a few short questionnaires and talk about their feelings and experiences. Then, once they’ve completed the study, each participant will receive a $25 gift card as a thank you. Read more about the study here. Help Spread the Word! Sound like something you want to do? Sign up today! Want to know more? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 440-260-8865, or contact us through this form. Help us spread the word! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, then share posts like this one with any dads who might be interested.
Find out how you can help! Sign up for the study! Joyful Together® is back and better than ever. Across the country this year, many people have had to cancel or delay their activities, whether personal or professional. Likewise, we had to put our research operations on hold here at OhioGuidestone and the Institute of Family & Community Impact. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we needed to suspend our studies for a while. But now, thanks to our brand new Research Portal, we are ready to open our Joyful Together study once again! During the past few months of lockdown, remote work, and careful distancing, we started building this new platform. We wanted to keep giving local families tools to help children grow in joy and play–especially during a pandemic. So we shared some of our best activities for kids to do at home. We even celebrated playful dads with our first-ever #JoyAtHomeWithDad Week! Now, we are ready to open up our research studies again–virtually this time. This is exciting for us because our new format will allow families to participate remotely (and safely!). And they still will receive instructions and guidance on our joyful play activities by videoconferencing with study staff. Best of all, our Joyful Together games are every bit as meaningful during this time. We know families need to stay home and stay safe as much as possible. Our Joyful games are simple, easy, and can be done anywhere, any time! You can help! How can you help us? We currently are recruiting parents and their children to participate in our Joyful Together study. So we need your help in promoting this opportunity! Please follow OhioGuidestone on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and like and share our posts about the study! If you are interested in helping us further or want to participate in this study, contact us at email@example.com or call us at (440) 260-8865. Let’s make the world a more joyful place!
IFCI Clinical Fellow Reinhild Boehme will discuss OhioGuidestone’s recent telehealth initiatives during a Virtual Neighborhood Connections Forum this Tuesday, May 26 beginning at noon. This one-hour forum, part of a biweekly series, will be conducted via Zoom. Reinhild will demonstrate some of our telehealth specific interventions and highlight our free telehealth tool. She also will explore what is different about telehealth services and how we can all adapt in a creative ways. The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services’ Office of Children Services Transformation is partnering with the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association to host biweekly Zoom meetings for nonprofit and community organizations who provide resources and supports to children and families. The virtual meetings will allow organizations to share innovative practices and strategies, as well as challenges and barriers experienced during COVID-19. Click here to register for the virtual forum. To learn more about how we do telehealth, visit our telehealth tools page.
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