The broad goal of this research is to generate an evidence base for the use of psychotropic medications in Medicaid eligible pediatric populations with a long-term goal to develop programs and policies that promote more effective and safe medication practices.
In partnership with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services and the Department of Behavioral Health, this project pilots the co-location of two evidence-based behavioral health interventions Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Child Adult Relationship Enhancement training in selected foster care agencies.
CSAW is a longitudinal cohort study of 450 children in the Philadelphia child welfare system whose objective is to identify intervention opportunities to reduce placement instability and improve outcomes for children and their families. It includes a sub-analysis of the educational experiences of over 200 school-aged children.
Building Better Behavior is a behavioral health intervention for preschool children in one of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s primary care centers. Its aim is to help young children with behavioral problems and support their families through parent coaching and individual and group counseling to prevent more serious problems and promote school readiness
This project involves the development and implementation of a primary care-based parenting intervention for depressed caregivers of young children. The intervention aims to reduce symptoms of depression in caregivers and ultimately improve child health outcomes.