Research & Projects

    Parenting & Families
    • Process Evaluations of North Carolina Drug Treatment Courts (Adult, Mental Health, DWI/DUI, Family Dependency, and Youth)
    • Process Evaluation of the Family Dependency Management Information System Development Project
    • Family Effects on Social Outcomes for Children with Mental Retardation
    Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    • Basic Research
      • Duke NIDA Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center project: Contexts of alcohol initiation
      • Duke NIDA Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center project: Motivations for use of alcohol and marijuana
      • Duke NIDA Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center project: Social information processing and onset of alcohol use
      • Young Adult Heroin Use Study: Psychological functioning and drug decision making in young adult heroin addicts
    • Prevention
      • Drug-Free Communities Support Grant - The Community Backyard of Orange and Chatham Counties, North Carolina
      • Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative Policy and Program Development
      • Media Detective Family Night
      • Media World:  High School, Media Literacy, Substance Abuse Prevention Program Development and Evaluation
      • Baby First: Health Care Provider Training for Detection and Prevention of FASD
      • Baby First: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Advocacy Intervention with Substance-Abusing Pregnant Women for the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
      • Needs Assessment of the Western North Carolina Counties for Identification and Treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
      • MasterMind:  Elementary School, mindfulness, substance abuse prevention program
      • Moment Program:  Middle school, mindfulness, academic achievement program
      • Focus Groups with Adolescents on the TRU Media Campaign sponsored by the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission (HWTF)
      • Evaluation of Technical Assistance for the Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF) Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Initiative
      • Recommendations for 2005 100% Tobacco Free Schools Media Campaign in North Carolina
    • Assessment
      • MAJORS: Customized Computer Substance Abuse Screening of Adjudicated Adolescents (PC and web-based Audio-CASI)
      • MAJORS: Customized Computer Assessment of Substance Abuse Diagnoses in Adjudicated Adolescents (PC-based audio-CASI)
    • Treatment
      • Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Young Adult Offender Re-entry Program Evaluation
      • Young Adult Heroin Use Study: Psychological functioning and drug decision making in young adult heroin addicts
      • Project Development, Evaluation and Training Services Managing Access to Juvenile Offenders Resources and Services (MAJORS)
      • Substance Abuse Treatment for Incarcerated Youth - Program Development and Evaluation
      • Outcome Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the North Carolina Youth Treatment Courts
    Mental Health
    • Basic Research
      • Epidemiology of Mental Health Problems and Comorbidity of Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System
      • Focus Groups on Contexts of Aggression Among Boys and Girls
      • Campaign evaluation of MTV's "16 and Pregnant"
    • Assessment
      • Social Information Processing Assessment of Aggression in Late Elementary School-Aged Boys
      • MAJORS: Customized Computer Screening and Assessment of Mental Health Problems in Adjudicated, Substance Abusing Adolescents
      • Development of the Youth Development Centers Assessment System (YDCAS)
      • Independent Test of the Sociometric Collection and Analysis (SCAN) Software
    • Treatment
      • Process Evaluation of the North Carolina Mental Health Courts
      • History of the North Carolina Willie M. Program
    Juvenile Justice
    • Project Development, Evaluation and Training Services Managing Access to Juvenile Offenders Resources and Services (MAJORS)
    • MAJORS: Customized Computer Screening and Assessment of Mental Health Problems in Adjudicated, Substance Abusing Adolescents (PC-based Audio-CASI)
    • Development of the Youth Development Centers Assessment System (YDCAS)
    • MAJORS: Customized Computer Substance Abuse Screening of Adjudicated Adolescents (PC and web-based Audio-CASI)
    • MAJORS: Customized Computer Assessment of Substance Abuse Diagnoses in Adjudicated Adolescents (PC-based audio-CASI)
    • Substance Abuse Treatment for Incarcerated Youth - Program Development and Evaluation
    • Outcome Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the North Carolina Youth Treatment Courts
    Criminal Justice
    • Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Young Adult Offender Re-entry Program Evaluation
    • Young Adult Heroin Use Study: Psychological functioning and drug decision making in young adult heroin addicts
    • Project Development, Evaluation and Training Services Managing Access to Juvenile Offenders Resources and Services (MAJORS)
    • Substance Abuse Treatment for Incarcerated Youth - Program Development and Evaluation
    • Outcome Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the North Carolina Youth Treatment Courts
    Violence
    • History of the North Carolina Willie M. Program
    • Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Young Adult Offender Re-entry Program Evaluation
    • Young Adult Heroin Use Study: Psychological functioning and drug decision making in young adult heroin addicts
    • Project Development, Evaluation and Training Services Managing Access to Juvenile Offenders Resources and Services (MAJORS)
    • Substance Abuse Treatment for Incarcerated Youth - Program Development and Evaluation
    • Outcome Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the North Carolina Youth Treatment Courts
    Child Abuse
    • Evaluation Plan Development for National Center on Child Traumatic Stress and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    • Development of Customized Computer Assessment Software for Use by Children at the Center for Child and Family Health (PC-based Audio-CASI)
    Developmental Disabilities
    • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Case Manager Training in Essential Lifestyle Planning (ELP) for the Thomas S. Services Section
    • Family Effects on Social Outcomes for Children with Mental Retardation