The goal of SafeCare is to teach effective parenting skills to families who are at risk for, or have histories of, maltreating young children (from birth through age five). At-risk families include young parents; parents with a history of depression or other mental health problems, substance abuse, or intellectual disabilities; foster parents; parents recently released… more »
Support the crucial work of the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development and help prevent and redress child maltreatment, reduce family violence, and improve the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Georgia State University will fund eight faculty proposals as part of its Next Generation faculty program, a successor to the Second Century Initiative, which has brought 61 new faculty positions to the university over the last five years. Funding for the proposals is expected to be about $2 million in the next year.
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To more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of at-risk families, a Georgia State University study suggests the introduction of a technological enhancement to improve acquisition of skills developed during parent-infant sessions.
The researchers’ study has been published in the journal Child & Family Behavior Therapy.
Georgia State University has created two new research centers—the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development and the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine—dedicated to health and medicine. Researchers in the centers have already procured more than $55 million in external research funding.
“These new university-level research centers are tremendous resources for Georgia State to meet… more »
A Record-Breaking Year for Georgia State Research Annual research awards of $101 million received in fiscal year 2015 at Georgia State University exceeded the $100 million milestone for the first time in the university’s history.
The total is $20 million more than the previous year.
“This achievement is a testament to the strength and competitiveness… more »
State officials have awarded $82,500 to Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, part of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, to support the state’s 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline.
The funds were awarded by Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) as a one-year pilot contract to support the DFCS Call Center.
The 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline is… more »
Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration to support implementation of the Autism Plan for Georgia, aimed at improving services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder.
In preparing for this project,… more »