The Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families’ (CPTF) Family & Caregiver Space (FCS) is seeking a research partner to support a participatory action research (PAR) project called the Story of the System (SOS). The research partner will work closely with the Family & Caregiver Space’s SOS Project Team to provide ongoing guidance on all stages of the research process, from project design to findings dissemination. The project’s initial budget is $10,000 which will be provided upon contract to support Phase 1 of this project. The deadline to submit proposals is 5:00 p.m. MT on Friday, October 20, 2023.
Family and Caregiving Space (FSC) Overview
The FCS is a group of Lived Experience Experts who identify as family leaders and who have experienced, been involved in, or otherwise touched various systems that influence family health and well-being in Colorado. The overarching goal of the FCS is to work collaboratively across the state to engage families in creating conditions that allow all families to thrive.
Story of the System (SOS) Project Objectives, Phases, and Status
The SOS project is a co-designed, multi-phase qualitative research project led by the Family & Caregiver Space’s SOS Project Team. Through this project, the SOS Project Team aims to explore the following research questions:
1. How do Colorado families navigate obstacles in the intersections of Child Welfare/Department of Human Services and Public Health/Prevention and other connected systems?
2. To what extent is the participatory action research (PAR) approach an effective method for promoting the adoption of family-centered research practices in child welfare and related areas of policy and practice?