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BRAVE: Anxiety Prevention in Preschoolers

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 (LAnT)

The Longitudinal Attention and Temperament 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

Parent Regulation in Stressful Moments (PRISM)

The PRISM project is pilot study designed to better understand how parents regulate themselves, and how parents and children regulate each other, when parents discipline child misbehavior at home. 

Lunkenheimer, PI
Funder: Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute

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
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
Lehigh University

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