Novel Interventions in Children's Healthcare (NICH)
Bridges, the OHSU School of Medicine's seasonal magazine did a feature on Dr. Michael Harris and the NICH Program in this past Spring's issue. Click the following link to read the article in its entirety: "Filling a NICH(e)"
Families enrolled in the Novel Interventions in Children's Healthcare (NICH) Program are dealing with a number of life challenges and psychosocial stressors that make it difficult to meet all the demands of their children's health while simultaneously meeting the demands of their day-to-day lives. As such, the NICH intervention is grounded in both developmental and systems theory. Attending to the "normal developmental demands" of youth with complex medical conditions is critical along with analyzing and understanding the impact of the various systems or contexts in which these youth live.