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Spring 2016

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Ayotitla, A., Huesca, M., Sommerhalder, M., Clarke, B., Wheeler, L., Sheridan., S. Parents’ Perceptions of their Role in Early Childhood Health. Poster presented at the 2016 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood, Lincoln, NE.


Copyright © 2016 Alejandra Ayotitla, Michelle Huesca, Mackenzie Sommerhalder, Brandy Clarke, Lorey Wheeler, & Susan Sheridan


The purpose of this study was to conduct exploratory analyses regarding parents’ perceptions of their role in the health of young children. This study also sought to understand the differences in parents’ perceived roles and their levels of concern for their children’s health status. Understanding such differences is critical to identifying specific areas that might require further intervention.