Public Science Collaborative- ISU
Recovery Iowa Project Specialist
SCIENCE OF RECOVERY: Flash Session
Empowering Parents Through an Educational Podcast: “The Science of Parenting” While in Recovery
Managing the responsibility of raising children while prioritizing your recovery is a delicate balance with specific obstacles and opportunities. Recovery Iowa and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partnered to develop an educational podcast season focused on common challenges for parents recovering from substance use. The Science of Parenting Podcast is known for sharing research-based parenting information with a dose of reality. Traditional parenting education has been shown to help increase parents’ confidence and improve the quality of the parent-child relationship, but it also typically requires coordinating travel, schedules, or childcare. The podcasting approach allows parents to access trustworthy information and practical strategies to help them on their parenting journey. Check out our poster presentation to learn more about this podcast season's development, research, partnership, episode topics, and tips for recovering parents!