Preventing conduct disorder among children in the child welfare system

​Children within the child welfare system are at an unacceptably high risk for serious disruptive behavior problems such as conduct disorder. This project examines the effectiveness of Pathways Triple P in the prevention or reduction of behavior problems amongst African American and European American children in the child welfare system. This longitudinal, randomized, control project examines whether preventing behavior problems impacts the long-term safety and behavioral outcomes for children. Additionally, the study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of Pathways Triple P as compared to the standard care families receive from the child welfare system.

Top row: Paul Lanier, Megan Feely, Wendy Auslander, Debra Robinson, Kristen Seay

Bottom row: Peter Dore, Sharon Kramer, Judy Havlicek, Kristen Blanch, Patricia Kohl


Patricia Kohl

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)