Child and Adolescent Research

Child CRM

This research seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of implementing a Community Resiliency Model (CRM) to children, their parents, and teachers who live in high-risk, low-resourced areas and have experienced significant manmade and environmental traumas.

Child Sleep Lab

The Pediatric Sleep and Wellness Project is a prospective data collection project in partnership with the Loma Linda University Health Sleep Center.

PRO-Parenting Project

Behavioral problems and co-occurring parenting stress are common problems in children with DD and their families, yet parenting stress is almost never directly addressed in behavioral interventions for these families.


Families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience heightened risk due to elevated rates of clinically-significant parenting stress and child externalizing behavior problems.

The CARE Lab: Project SOARing

The School-Based Opportunities for Adolescent Recovery (SOARing) study examines the preliminary effectiveness of an adolescent DBT-skills group treatment delivered in a school-based setting.

The CARE Lab: Project eEva

This project investigates human-computer interactions with a virtual health agent delivering Motivational Interviewing.

Youth Social Skills Treatment Study

This study involves behavioral and neuroimaging assessments of adolescents, ages 12-21, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder (SSD). Selected participants will be invited to undergo the caregiver-assisted PEERSĀ® 16-week social skills training.