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CM+

Principal Investigator: Michael R. McCart, Ph.D.

Experimental Mediation Research Aimed at Enhancing Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment

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Families Actively Improving Relationships™ (FAIR)

Principal Investigator: Lisa Saldana, Ph.D.

FAIR is an intensive treatment for parents referred to child welfare services for neglect and substance use. The treatment aims to build parents’ skills in parenting and address their substance use, while promoting stability through housing, employment, and other supports.

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Juvenile Probation Officers-Contingency Management (JPO-CM)

Principal Investigator: Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D.

This study (NIDA #R01DA041434) will determine if JPOs can deliver an evidence-based intervention as a means to ultimately decrease drug use and criminal behaviors among high-risk adolescents

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KEEP SAFE™

Principal Investigator: Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Numerous studies have shown that many of today’s foster children have complex and serious behavioral and mental health problems that put them at risk for negative long-term outcomes. The enormous potential of these young people and the tough challenges faced by foster and kinship parents inspired the development of the KEEP® and KEEP SAFE™ models.

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KEEP®

Principal Investigator: Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Numerous studies have shown that many of today’s foster children have complex and serious behavioral and mental health problems that put them at risk for negative long-term outcomes. The enormous potential of these young people and the tough challenges faced by foster and kinship parents inspired the development of the KEEP® and KEEP SAFE™ models.

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Kids in Transition to School – Developmental Disabilities Follow-up

Principal Investigator: Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D.

The Kids in Transition to School (KITS) – Developmental Disabilities Follow-Up was a longitudinal study of the effects of a randomized efficacy trial of a preventive intervention to enhance psychosocial and academic school readiness in children with developmental disabilities and behavior or social difficulties who were entering kindergarten.

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Kids in Transition to School (KITS®)

Principal Investigator: Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D.

The Kids in Transition to School (KITS®) foster care program began with a 5-year randomized efficacy trial of a preventive intervention to enhance psychosocial and academic school readiness in foster children as they enter school.

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Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults MST-EA (NIDA)

Principal Investigator: Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D. ;

This study (NIDA #R01 DA041425-01) will evaluate the effectiveness of comprehensive treatment for justice-involved emerging adults with alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse, as well as examining the mechanism of action for such treatments.

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Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults MST-EA (NIMH)

Principal Investigator: Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D. ; Maryann Davis, Ph.D.

This study (NIMH #R01MH108793) will evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive treatment for emerging adults who are justice-involved and have serious mental illness, as well as examining the mechanisms of action for such treatments.

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Parenting Inside Out

Principal Investigator: J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D.

The Parenting Inside Out® program, a nationally recognized cognitive-behavioral parenting skills training program grounded in OSLC’s Parent Management Training (PMT) program, is the only evidence-based parenting skills training program developed for parents involved in the criminal justice system.

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Practical Significance of Effects from Growth Modeling of Alcohol Use Data

Principal Investigator: Alan Feingold, Ph.D.

The major goals for this project were to (1) formulate equations for new effect sizes for GMA and GMM hypothesis tests, (2) conduct a secondary analysis study of alcohol use data from both the current and previous National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, (3) illustrate the use of new statistics in meta-analysis and (4) publish tutorial […]

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Pragmatic Observational Treatment Integrity Instrument for Child Therapy (TIME)

Principal Investigator: Bryce D. McLeod ; Jason E. Chapman, Ph.D.

The goal of this study is to develop a “pragmatic” observational instrument for measuring therapist integrity and skill in delivering CBT for youth anxiety in community-based settings. In such settings, existing measurement systems are impractical (too long, expensive, time consuming, etc.) and/or lack evidence for their valid use. To be pragmatic, the proposed instrument will […]

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R3 Supervisor Strategy™

Principal Investigator: Lisa Saldana, Ph.D.

Public child welfare systems (CWS) in the United States are populated with vulnerable children and families at high risk of negative outcomes, including substance use, risky sexual behavior, delinquency, incarceration, homelessness, and early mortality. This project will evaluate the effectiveness of a supervisor-targeted implementation strategy in creating organizational change and positive family outcomes such as placement permanency, child stability and well-being.

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SAF – Randomized Trial of Supervisor Audit-and-Feedback Intervention

Principal Investigator: Jason E. Chapman, Ph.D.

This study aims to develop and evaluate a relatively low-burden observational instrument to measure the adherence and competence of community-based clinical supervisors of Multisystemic Treatment (MST).

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Scale It Up

Principal Investigator: Sylvie Naar, Ph.D. ; Jeffrey Parsons, Ph.D.

Despite substantial declines in HIV transmission and increases in lifespan among those living with HIV over the past decade, the full potential of existing interventions have not been realized among youth, in large part because efficacious interventions for this age group have not been brought to scale. Scale It Up has assembled research teams who are […]

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SIC Coaching Strategy

Principal Investigator: Lisa Saldana, Ph.D.

The SIC Coaching project aims to define the organizational activities that are needed to sustain the adoption of evidence-based programs, and test the impact of an empirically derived strategy to support the integration of implementation fidelity and intervention fidelity.

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Stages of Implementation Completion® (SIC)

Principal Investigator: Lisa Saldana, Ph.D.

We know little about how to achieve successful implementations when interventions are rolled out into community settings. The Stages of Implementation Completion® (SIC) was examined in collaboration with developers of three evidence-based practices.

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Students with Involved Families and Teachers (SWIFT)

Principal Investigator: Rohanna Buchanan, Ph.D.

SWIFT takes a preventive approach to support students in public school settings who are at risk for placement in more restrictive school settings. This 5-year randomized controlled trial will examine SWIFT’s efficacy to improve students’ prosocial skills and emotion and behavior regulation and to improve home-school communication and the use of positive parenting practices for families.

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Three Generational Study (3GS)

Principal Investigator: Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.

A study focused on the intergenerational transmission of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, including marijuana use, across three generations, and effects of state recreational marijuana legalization on adolescents’ use.

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