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Faculty Fellow Stephanie Martin recently co-authored a blog post entitled “The Psychosocial Resources Caregivers Need to Provide Nurturing Care: How Can We Help?” for USAID Advancing Nutrition, the Agency’s flagship multi-sectorial nutrition project.

Martin and other researchers detail how nutrition programs seeking to create lasting change must focus not only on resources like food, money, and other material goods – but also on more intangible resources such as self-efficacy, mental health, social support, and time sufficiency.

The post details how programs and services can be more effective by considering the wider familial, social, and political structures that surround and support caregiving behaviors – and by understanding caregiver agency. Resources are provided to help programs identify and measure caregiver resources, and to measure agency.