Protective Parents Project

Overview

This subproject is a transdisciplinary effort lead by Dr. Kelly Bost in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and is designed to learn about the environmental, relational, biological, and behavioral characteristics related to child and family health in the first two years of life. The project aims to learn about 18- to 24-month-old children's' temperament and self-regulation, parent-child relationships, and routines around family mealtimes.

Downloadable Overview

Protective Parents Overview PDF

Research Team

  • Kelly Bost, PhD, Principle Investigator, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Barbara Fiese, PhD, Family Resiliency Center Director, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Jaclyn Saltzman, MPH, Project Coordinator, I-TOPP Scholar, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Alyssa Parsons, Graduate Student, Research Assistant, Human Development and Family Studies

Funding

  • Dairy Research Council
  • I-TOPP Seed Grant
  • Food and Family Program
  • Family Resiliency Center

Contact

Kelly Bost
Principal Investigator
Phone: 217-244-6673
Email: kbost@illinois.edu