Families of young children – we want to learn more about what happens when you try to find help for your young children so that we can all work together to make things better for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their families.
We are doing five virtual focus group meetings for Mississippi parents and caregivers (a caregiver is someone who is raising a child who is not the child’s parent – for example, a grandparent or foster parent) of children ages birth to five who have social, emotional or developmental challenges. We are asking that you sign up for ONE group. Each focus group will last one hour. Parents will be asked in the focus group to share their thoughts about getting help for their children and to compare what happens to them to what happened to families in groups that we did a few years ago.
Information will be used to help Mississippi Thrive understand the best ways to set up services to be able to help young children and their families. All participants who complete the focus group will receive a $25 Walmart gift card. Registration is required and you will be asked for your mailing address during registration so that your gift card can be mailed to you after you finish the group.
Nothing you share in the group will be shared with your name. After all the focus groups are finished, a report will be written that tells the overall findings of the groups and may have some representative quotes from families (without using their names). You and other families will be able to read the report.
Please note: the virtual focus groups will be done using Zoom. When you register you will be asked what kind of device you will be using to participate. Your registration confirmation email will contain a link for your computer, tablet or smartphone as well as a phone number for you to call in if you do not have internet access.
These are the group times (please sign up for only one group):