Family Strengths Survey

Recognizing Family Strengths and Needs in Western Pennsylvania During COVID-19

 

Click here to take the Family Strengths Survey

Haz clic aquí para tomar la Encuesta Fuerzas de la Familia

To take the Family Strengths Survey by phone dial

(412) 307-5875 (English with dial-in responses)

Or dial (412) 692-8026 (English and Spanish with a Study representative) 

 

    COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) has challenged all of us. Parents and adult caregivers are vital for ensuring children continue to thrive during these tough times. Sharing your experience can help ensure resources are accessible, especially where they will do the most good. Please take the Family Strengths Survey and help improve COVID-19 response efforts.

    We want to learn about what has been helpful. How are you and your family doing this week? Are there resources we should share with others? What resources do families need the most right now? The survey takes about six minutes and a new survey is posted every Friday -- reports from what families shared in prior weeks are here.

    Family Strengths Survey

    • We are very grateful for your time whether you are completing this survey for the first time, or returning to update us on how your family is doing this week.
    • Your responses to the survey are anonymous. You can skip questions. You can stop at any time. Taking the survey does not affect your receipt of services, but instead tells us what families need right now. 
    • At the end of the survey, you will have the choice to enter your name and contact information for a chance to win a $100 gift card (5 people randomly selected each week from everyone who answers the survey). The contact information you enter here is never linked to your answers to the survey. 
    • At the end of the survey, you can also provide your name and contact information if you want to receive a notification to take the survey again next week. Again, this contact information is never linked to your answers to the survey.

    Click here to take the Family Strengths Survey

     

      Connecting with Resources

      In response to what families have told us through prior week surveys, we are working with community partners to highlight resources that may be helpful to families. Here are some essential ones: 

      • If you are experiencing symptoms and are concerned about COVID-19, please call your primary care provider. If you do not have one, call the PA Department of Health hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (724-3258).
      • Click here for the United Way COVID Hotline for questions about COVID-19 or about getting resources you need to take care of your family during the pandemic.
        • Or dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-553-5778 to talk with a 211 resource navigator.
        • Or text your ZIP code to 898-211.
      • Click here for the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Division of Community Health Resource Guide.

      For Reliable COVID-19 Information and more specific information about

      • Your Child’s Physical and Mental Health Needs 
      • Your Physical and Mental Health Needs
      • Food, Utilities, Unemployment 
      • Connecting with Community
      • Families and Relationships
      • Supporting Learning and Fun 
      • Quick Wins for your Family this Week 

      Click here for Family Strengths Survey Resource List.

      Survey Results

      Click here for weekly updates on what you and others tell us about how families are doing across Western Pennsylvania.

      Topic reports are being prepared by the Pittsburgh Study team to connect data to action. These reports share back with our communities challenges and insights highlighted in the survey. Reports include additional data, quotes from community members, and selected and suggested resources. Links for these reports are listed below by title.

      Topic reports in Spanish:

       

      Questions and Collaborators

      Please reach out to the Family Strengths Survey team at PGHstudy@pitt.edu.  This initiative is a collaborative effort by the Pittsburgh Study, University of Pittsburgh Department of Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Division of Community Health, United Way 211, the UrbanKind Institute, Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, Allegheny County Health Department, and Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

      Click here to take the Family Strengths Survey

      Haz clic aquí para tomar la Encuesta Fuerzas de la Familia

      To take the Family Strengths Survey by phone dial

      (412) 307-5875 (English with dial-in responses)

      Or dial (412) 692-8026 (English and Spanish with a Study representative)

        Reach out to the Family Strengths Survey team at PGHstudy@pitt.edu.

        Click here for The Pittsburgh Study.

        This research was reviewed  by the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board and deemed to be Exempt under the Federal Regulations at §46.104

        The Pittsburgh Study is made possible in part through support from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, Pitt Department of Pediatrics, The Grable Foundation, and The Shear Family Foundation.