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Multisite Prevention of Adolescent Conduct Problems (Fast Track)

NIH/NIMH R01 DA016903 (PI: Dodge; 2003-Present)
NIH/NIMH R01 MH050953 (PI: Bierman; 2003-2007)
NIH/NIMH R18 MH050953 (PI: Bierman; 1998-2002)
NIH/NIMH R18 MH048043 (PI: Coie; 1998-1999)
NIH/NIMH R01 MH048043 (PI: Dodge; 2000-2007)
NIH/NIMH R01 MH050951 (PI: McMahon; 2003-2009)
NIH/NIMH R18 MH050951 (PI: McMahon; 1998-2002)
NIH/NIMH R01 MH050952 (PI: Pinderhughes; 2003-2007)

Administered in: Liberal Arts


This project involves the multi-site evaluation of a developmentally based, long-term, comprehensive intervention designed to prevent serious antisocial behavior and related adolescent problems. In addition to rural PA, the other sites are Durham, NC/Duke University; Nashville, TN/Tufts University; and Seattle, WA/University of Washington. Children identified as high-risk in kindergarten (based upon early conduct problems) were randomly assigned by school to an intervention or control group. Intervention began in first grade and continued through the transition into high school, based on a developmental model that specified six areas of risk and protective factors: parenting, child problem-solving and emotional coping skills, peer relations, classroom atmosphere, academic achievement, and home-school relations. In the current phase of the project, long-term follow-up data is being collected, supported by grants at Duke University and the University of Washington, as the youth make the transition into early adulthood. Analyses of long-term intervention effects and associated developmental processes are continuing.

Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group

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