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Child and Adolescent Preventive Intervention Program


Areas of program responsibility include research examining the effectiveness of preventive intervention studies, including those designed to reduce the occurrence of mental disorders, dysfunctions and related problems within asymptomatic and subclinical populations.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Research on the effectiveness of treatment interventions for childhood and adolescent mental and behavioral disorders in practice and community settings to determine the 'real life' therapeutic benefit short- and long-term.
  • Research to prevent mental and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Research to build new methodologies that can be effectively used to evaluate the safety of interventions in community settings.
  • Research to determine whether treatment of mental and behavioral disorders in children results in improved outcomes as adolescents and young adults and prevents the negative functional outcomes associated with those disorders (such as substance abuse, academic failure, higher medical costs, co-occurring mental disorders).


Jane L. Pearson, Ph.D.
Program Chief
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7133, MSC 9629