The 4th cycle of the Maternal Child Health Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Program (MCH LEND) is winding down with about two months left in the school year. As part of the curriculum, the Guam MCH LEND cohort flew to Honolulu, Hawaii for the third and final joint training symposium. The symposium was filled with activities and presentations that centered on an important MCH leadership competence: the ability to apply concepts of cultural diversity and influences on attitudes and health care practices for families with children with disabilities and the blending of health protocols with local ways of caregiving.
For the remainder of the semester, trainees will complete a research project they developed called â€œInvestigating Housing Options for Teen Moms on Guam.â€ This research will gain insights of teenage mothersâ€™ perspectives of structured, stable housing options. The initial data may reveal the potential need for such housing on Guam.