CWRU projects awarded Seed Grants for Child and Adolescent Research

The Schubert Center for Child Studies, in collaboration Office of Research and Technology Management Vice President Suzanne Rivera, have announced the awarding of pilot grants to four primary investigators at Case Western Reserve University.

The awards, totaling $50,000, are jointly supported by the Office of Research and Technology Management and the Schubert Center for Child Studies’ Brisky Endowment. The funded projects foster collaboration across disciplines and/or with community organizations for the improvement of child or adolescent well-being.

The following projects were funded through the Seed Grants for Child and Adolescent Research:

“INvesT: Does telehealth risk assessment decrease age of identification of neuro-developmental disabilities for high-risk, low-income groups?”

The project is led by Angela Ciccia in the Department of Psychological Sciences with co-investigators Elizabeth Short in the Department of Psychological Sciences and Nancy Roizen at the School of Medicine. Their work is in collaboration with community organizations Cleveland Institute of Art and Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Hough Location.

“Overcoming Domestic Violence to Build Healthier Families: Investigation of a novel group-based intervention for mothers exposed to intimate partner violence”

Arin Connell in the Department of Psychological Sciences will lead the program in collaboration with community organization West Side Community House.

“Comparison and Evaluation of Two Models of Follow-up with the Families of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels”

The project is led by Marilyn Lotas at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing with co-investigators Mary Quinn Griffin and Marguerite DiMarco, both of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

They will collaborate with community organizations Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Environmental Health-Cleveland Department of Public Health, Neighborhood Connections and MetroHealth School Health Program.

“Exploring the Mental Health Needs of the Adolescent Latinx/Hispanic Community”

Erika Trapl of the School of Medicine and Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods will lead the project with co-investigators Jean Frank, Sarah Koopman-Gonzalez and Marisa Hollinshead, all of the School of Medicine.

They will work in collaboration with community organizations Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Project of Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine’s School Mental Health Program