Foreword: Life course investments at the Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Dana M. Foney, Jessica DiBari, Rui Li, Michael Kogan
Introduction: The emergence of life course intervention research: optimizing health development and child well-being
Neal Halfon, Shirley A. Russ, Edward Schor
What makes an intervention a life course intervention?
Shirley A. Russ, Emily Hotez, Mary Berghaus, Sarah Verbiest, Clarissa Hoover, Edward Schor, Neal Halfon
The Life Course Intervention Research Network undertook a modified Delphi process to develop a list of 12 characteristics of life course interventions to guide research.
Building a Life Course Intervention Research Framework
Shirley A. Russ, Emily Hotez, Mary Berghaus, Clarissa Hoover, Sarah Verbiest, Edward Schor, Neal Halfon
The Life Course Intervention Research Framework sets out a stepwise approach to intervention development incorporating the characteristics of life course interventions at each step.
Proposal for life course intervention researcher core competencies
Emily Hotez, Mary Berghaus, Sarah Verbiest, Shirley Russ, Neal Halfon
This paper describes the process and results of an iterative and collaborative methodology for developing the Life Course Intervention Researcher competencies.
Engaging families in life course intervention research: an essential step in advancing equity
Clarissa Hoover, Allysa Ware, Andrea Serano, Sarah Verbiest
Grounds life course intervention research in health equity by describing how family and community engagement connects to equity and its implementation in each research phase.
Toward integration of life course intervention and youth participatory action research
Emily J. Ozer, Linda Sprague Martinez, Michelle Abraczinskas, Brian Villa, Ndola Prata
We provide an overview of Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) and its synergies with Life Course Intervention Research (LCIR) to promote healthier development for youth.
Family Health Development: a theoretical framework
Mark Feinberg, Emily Hotez, Kevin Roy, Christy J.W. Ledford, Amy B. Lewin, Norma Perez-Brena, Saltanat Childress, Jerica Berge
A theoretical framework of family health development is proposed for analyzing dynamic interactions between individuals, family relationships, and environmental factors influencing life course health trajectories.
Family health development in life course research: a scoping review of family functioning measures
Saswati B. Ramaswami, Todd Jensen, Mary Berghaus, Sophia De-Oliveira, Shirley A. Russ, Nomi Weiss-Laxer, Sarah Verbiest, Shari Barkin
This article reviews 50 tools that measure family functioning and discusses opportunities to refine or develop measures more compatible with life course intervention research.
Scaffolding Parenting and Health Development for Preterm Flourishing Across the Life Course
Kamryn McKenzie, Emma Lynch, Michael E. Msall
This article describes scaffolding parenting and health development for preterm infants. “Model programs” are reviewed and applied to the Life Course Health Development framework.
The family is the patient: promoting early childhood mental health in pediatric care
Stephen L. Buka, Lee Beers, Matthew G. Biel, Nathaniel Z. Counts, James Hudziak, Stephanie Parade, Ruth Paris, Ronald Seifer, Stacy S. Drury
A diverse team summarizes novel strategies to support early childhood mental health development based on life course principles, including telemedicine, “warm lines,” and contingency management.
Turning vicious cycles into virtuous ones: the potential for schools to improve the life course
Mitchell D. Wong, Karen Hunter Quartz, Marisa Saunders, Benjamin Meza, Saltanat Childress, Teresa Seeman, Rebecca N. Dudovitz
This study describes the importance of adolescence as a key transition period and the potential for schools to improve life course trajectories.
Using the tools of today to advance the life course interventions of tomorrow
Shari Barkin, Sarah Verbiest, Jerica Berge
A framework for cross-sector partnerships to address childhood adversity and improve life course health
Patrick Y. Liu, Andrew F. Beck, Stacy Tessler Lindau, Monique Holguin, Robert S. Kahn, Eric Fleegler, Adrienne W. Henize, Neal Halfon, Adam Schickedanz
We propose a framework for cross-sector partnerships to address childhood adversity and improve health along the life course
Applying a health development lens to Canada’s youth justice minimum age law
Elizabeth S. Barnert, Devan Gallagher, Haoyi Lei, Laura Abrams
We used expert interviews to examine the conceptual framework for Canada’s youth justice minimum age law of 12, drawing implications for US and Canadian children.
Striving and thriving: a life course trade-off?
Embedding life course interventions in longitudinal cohort studies: Australia’s GenV opportunity
Melissa Wake, Sharon Goldfeld, Andrew Davidson
Click on article titles to view or download one-page summaries of the findings. Many articles also have video abstracts! Please feel free to use any of these videos or summaries as teaching tools, with credit to the authors and the Life Course Intervention Research Network.
Full list of one-pagers available for download as PDFs:
Advancing Life Course Intervention Research
Emergence of Life Course Intervention Research
Characteristics of Life Course Intervention Research
A Life Course Intervention Research Framework
Applying a Life Course Intervention Research Framework
Core Competencies for Life Course Intervention Researchers
Engaging Families and Communities in Life Course Intervention Research
Integrating Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) and Life Course Intervention Research
Family Health Development: A Theoretical Framework
Measuring Family Health Development in Life Course Intervention Research
Scaffolding for Pre-Term Flourishing Across the Life Course
Family Approaches to Early Childhood Mental Health in Pediatric Care
The Potential for Schools to Improve the Life Course
Using the Tools of Today to Advance the Life Course Interventions of Tomorrow
Cross-Sector Partnerships to Address Childhood Adversity and Improve Life Course Health
Applying a Health Development Lens to Canada’s Youth Justice Minimum Age Law
Striving and Thriving: A Life Course Trade-Off?
Embedding Life Course Interventions in Longitudinal Cohort Studies