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BRAVE

The BRAVE project is a community-based participatory research project designed to (1) determine the factors associated with increases in anxiety symptoms for preschool and young school-aged children in Harrisburg; and (2) to develop and test a preventive intervention to reduce these symptoms and positive outcomes as children transition to school.

Buss, Teti, Woodhouse, Witherspoon & Bierman, PIs
Funder: Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute

CoParenting, Infant Sleep, and Infant Development (SIESTA-FF)

This randomized clinical trial implements and evaluates the effects of a sleep-enhanced adaptation of an evidence-based transition-to-parenting coparenting intervention [Family Foundations (FF)] on quality of coparenting, parental well-being, parent and infant sleep, and infant-parent relationships.

Teti, PI
Funder: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Emerging Relations Between Attention and Negative Affect in the First Two Years of Life (Long ANT)

The Long ANT study is a longitudinal study examining attention to threat, biological markers, and early patterns of emotion across varying socioemotional contexts in children between the ages of 4 and 24 months.

Perez-Edgar, Buss, and LoBue, PIs
Funder: National Institute of Mental Health

Preventing Internalizing in Preadolescents Exposed to Chronic Stress

This project is a prevention program designed to prevent the development of anxiety and depression symptoms in preadolescent children facing chronic stress.
Wadsworth, PI
Funder:
National Institute of Mental Health

Talk, Touch, and Listen

The Talk, Touch, and Listen study uses a university/community partnership approach to deliver an 8-week parent support group called Talk, Touch & Listen While Combing Hair. This program promotes positive interaction during the everyday routine of combing hair to strengthen parent-infant and toddler attachment relationships.

Woodhouse, Lewis & Witherspoon, PIs
Funder:
Lehigh University

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