Congratulations to our CCFW Affiliates Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, & Julia Yeary for winning a Baldwin Seed Project Grant!
The Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Seed Project Grants are small grants provided by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to “explore or expand new dimensions of existing translational outreach, community-based, and research and public engagement activities.” The grants have to last less than a year and are funded for $4,000 or less.
Previous CCFW Director Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, professor, HDFS, and Julia Yeary, Director of Training and Resources for Military Family Projects at ZERO TO THREE are working on a project to take developmentally appropriate material created for young children of military parents who are deployed and adapt it for young children of incarcerated parents. Children of incarcerated parents and deployed military parents often face similar feelings of loss and fear when their parent is away. Their project is titled: Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Parental Incarceration.
Other CCFW affiliates Larissa Duncan, associate professor, HDFS, and Roxy Etta, doctoral student, HDFS are collaborating on a Baldwin-funded project headed by Libby Bestul, outreach specialist, School of Human Ecology/UW Extension and Allison G. Kaplan, faculty associate of The Information School on their Baldwin Grant. The project, titled: Being Present: A Toolkit for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators of Young Children, aims to “share critical information and exchange ideas with the community of early childhood caregivers regarding ways to help adults be more present and mindful when working and being with children.”