Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Read the full article, "Medical-Legal Partnership Impact on Parents' Perceived Stress: A Pilot Study"
Families living in poverty face many stressors created and maintained by economic hardship and unaddressed legal and social needs. As medical-legal partnerships aim to address and solve unmet legal and social needs, this pilot study at Rutgers examines whether MLP-involved parents perceived themselves as stressed, to what they attributed their stress, and whether they reported a reduction in stress when their legal cases were closed. The study shows that, following a medical-legal partnership intervention, parents had improvements in perceived stress.