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Family Resource Center Prevention Evaluation 

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n collaboration with In collaboration with St. Louis-based Family Resource Center, this evaluation will examine the effectiveness of integrating Parent Child Interaction Training into the community-based agency's service offerings.
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This project assesses whether an asset-building approach is effective in promoting a safe, stable and nurturing relationship that reduces risk of child maltreatment.


Violence Prevention for Adolescent Girls with Prior Maltreatment - GAIN (Girls Aspiring toward Independence)

This project will evaluate the impact of a CBITS-adapted program, GAIN, to prevent youth violence and intimate partner violence among girls who have experienced prior child maltreatment. 

Adapting the "Safe N' Sound" Injury Prevention Program

Safe N' Sound is a computer-based program developed by our team that delivers tailored information to parents of children ages 0-4 about the specific injury prevention practices they can adopt in order to make their home and car safer for their child.

Veterans, Trauma, and Battering Behavior

Domestic violence rates among combat veterans with PTSD are higher than the general population. Using community-based system dynamics, prevention strategies are developed to address this.

Violence Surveillance Database Project

This project will create a web-based database of current violence surveillance and service use data available for agencies to access to help with program development, evaluation, and policy making.  

Moving Parent Training

This project looks at how child welfare case managers currently interact with parents and caregivers around issues of behavior management, and the response and receptivity to parent training concepts.

Profiling Risk and Need for School-based Suicide Prevention 

This project creates a profile of youth at risk for suicide attempt or ideation using a Latent Class Analysis of suicide risk factors, such as depressive symptoms and substance abuse.

Assessing Receptivity to and Use of Evidence-Based Treatments in Rape Crisis Centers

Nationally, so little is known about the treatment of survivors who are victims of violence that describing and evaluating the effectiveness of current services is among the most important areas of research on violence against women.

Understanding the Trauma Treatment Needs of Justice-Involved Women

Without appropriate interventions and the supports needed, justice-involved women and their children are at risk for poor outcomes. 

Yellow Ribbon Re-integration Program

This project evaluates the potential of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program as a platform for identifying the mental health and associated reintegration service needs of soldiers and their families.

Suicidal Behaviors Among Dominican Youth

This study sheds light on the socio-cultural factors related to suicidal behaviors among Dominican Republic youth and how they compare to their Dominican counterparts in New York City.

Translational Research on Child Neglect Consortium

This annual meeting explores cross-sector service use of neglected children and their families and discusses implications for evidence-based practice and policy.


Early Childhood Connections

This project aims to improve developmental outcomes for young children served by the Missouri Children's Division.

Engaging Fathers in Positive Parenting

This project will develop new approaches to engage fathers in Triple P, an evidence-based parenting intervention particularly well-suited to vulnerable populations.

Developing Empirical Childhood Injury Prevention Program Adoption Models and Dissemination Strategies 

The goal of this project is to identify factors that influence the adoption of an evidence-based injury prevention programming by children’s hospitals in the United States.
Translational approaches to child neglect research
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The 4th annual Translational Child Neglect conference includes a sponsored trainee component funding young scholars to be able to attend and receive mentoring from neglect consortium senior researchers.

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. 
Promoting Safe Environments and Parenting Practices with Home Visitation Programs  

The purpose of this project is to adapt and integrate an evidence-based injury prevention program, Safe N' Sound, into established home visitation models, using the home visitation agency of Nurses for Newborns as a pilot.
Needs assessment for victims of sexual assault who have developmental disabilities

This 12-month study will assess the incidence of sexual assault amongst individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Neural Network Model

Risk-based assessment/intervention strategies can be applied within treatment-focused child welfare systems to prevent recurrent maltreatment.

Building Careers for Research in Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence: Early Career Scholar Interdisciplinary Training Program

Child maltreatment (CM) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are serious social and public health problems that have high prevalence rates and equally high needs for interdisciplinary research.

Stakeholders Perspectives on Improving Access to VHA's Suicide Prevention Services (IA-SPS)

A one-year Department of Veterans Affairs project seeks to elicit stakeholder perspectives on the barriers to Veterans accessing suicide prevention services in their local communities.


Reducing Early Childhood Injuries at Home and in Motor Vehicles

The project focuses on reducing pediatric injuries by taking injury prevention education into the homes of young children.

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