Jason Chow awarded prestigious early career research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences

Jason Chow awarded prestigious early career research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences

January 11, 2019

Jason Chow, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Special Education in the School of Education and Co-Director of the Cognition and Learning Lab, received one of three Early Career research grants from the Institute of Education Sciences awarded in August 2018. The study, funded by the National Center for Special Education Research, will examine the co-development of language skills and classroom behavior problems in young children.

“We know a lot about the co-occurrence of school-based language and behavior problems, but what we’re hoping to do with this project is identify how language, communication skills, classroom engagement, and disruptive behavior co-develop during the early years of formal schooling.”

NIH awards a grant to study the impact of human-animal interaction on the development of children exposed to adverse family environments

NIH awards a grant to study the impact of human-animal interaction on the development of children exposed to adverse family environments

October 10, 2018

To better understand how child-pet interactions influence child health and well-being in the context of adverse family environments, Shelby E. McDonald, Ph.D., an affiliate faculty member in the Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development, has received a $427,067 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the National Institutes of Health.

For children with ADHD, a brief, school-based program can help dramatically with homework problems, study finds

For children with ADHD, a brief, school-based program can help dramatically with homework problems, study finds

December 5, 2017

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who took part in a brief, school-based program displayed significant improvements in their homework, organization and planning skills.

National Institute of Justice publishes profile of Clark-Hill teen dating violence research

National Institute of Justice publishes profile of Clark-Hill teen dating violence research

August 28, 2017

The National Institute of Justice has published a profile of a teen dating violence grant Elizabeth Goncy, Ph.D., former postdoc at the Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development, received while she was at VCU. 

Student team wins grant for Building Legacies Around Cultural Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.) project

Student team wins grant for Building Legacies Around Cultural Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.) project

August 15, 2017

Through weekly presentations and dialogue with individuals at a community center in the southside of the city, B.L.A.C.K. hopes to provide a vehicle to healing and positive development.

Boushall Middle School after-school youth leadership group holds fundraiser

Boushall Middle School after-school youth leadership group holds fundraiser

June 13, 2017

The Boushall Middle School after-school youth leadership group held a fundraiser that resulted in a $530.70 donation to the Children's Hospital Foundation.

Corona recognized for excellence in community-engaged research

Corona recognized for excellence in community-engaged research

May 22, 2017

The VCU Department of Psychology recognized Rosalie Corona, Ph.D., at its annual student and faculty awards ceremony with an inaugural award for community-engaged research.

New $6 million grant aims to advance youth violence prevention strategies in Richmond

New $6 million grant aims to advance youth violence prevention strategies in Richmond

October 6, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently awarded the VCU Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development a nearly $6 million research grant to promote healthy communities and reduce violence rates in Richmond. The grant resulted from a strong collaboration between community partners and the university. The co-principal investigators on the grant are Drs. Saba Masho and Terri Sullivan.

Al Farrell promoted to Commonwealth Professor

Al Farrell promoted to Commonwealth Professor

October 1, 2016

“Receiving this recognition from the university means a great deal to me,” Farrell said. “I joined the VCU faculty as a new assistant professor in 1980. My career has been largely shaped by the unique opportunities provided by VCU, my faculty colleagues, and the Richmond community. They share much of the responsibility for any success I have achieved."

Terri Sullivan receives $2.6 million grant to study anti-bullying program

Terri Sullivan receives $2.6 million grant to study anti-bullying program

October 22, 2014

Terri Sullivan, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences, received the grant from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a school-based program that aims to prevent youth violence and bullying in middle schools across the country.

McLeod and Sutherland receive $1.6 million grant to improve programs for preschoolers with behavior problems

McLeod and Sutherland receive $1.6 million grant to improve programs for preschoolers with behavior problems

September 11, 2014

"The grant's objective is to improve the early intervention and prevention services for young children who have chronic problem behavior by improving the implementation and efficiency of delivery of evidence-based programs."