Parental Influences on How Children Cope with Stress

Dr. Tom Power, his graduate students (SuYeon Lee, Yadi Olivera, and Guadalupe Ramos), and WSU Extension faculty members AnaMaria Diaz-Martinez and Louise Parker are developing and evaluating a program for low-income, Latina mothers of 8- to 12-year-old children to help their children cope with stress. This program is being piloted in Pasco and Prosser, WA in the summer of 2016 and will then be evaluated in 2016-2017 with a randomized control trial in Pasco, WA, Prosser, WA, and LaHabra, CA. The project is being funded by a grant from WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. This project is part of Dr. Power’s larger research program on parental influences on how children cope with stress (see his review article here). Plans for additional projects are currently underway.