Representative Center Activities

  • Clinical research on children who have experienced and witnessed violence and trauma.
  • Epidemiological research on the incidence and prevalence of violence against children and its consequences to health, mental health, and social functioning across the life cycle.
  • Development of evidence-based behavioral health clinical practices with children, families, and adults whose lives have been affected by violence.
  • Clinical practice including assessment and treatment of children and family members who have experienced violence.
  • Conducting behavioral health services outcome research among children, families, and adults whose lives have been affected by child maltreatment and its consequences to health, mental health, and social functioning.
  • Contributing to the University's mission to develop translational research in behavioral as well as medical healing sciences.
  • Contributing to the teaching mission of the University by offering traineeships, internships, and other clinical placements for students in behavioral health disciplines.
  • Development of studies, reports, consultations, and technical assistance to federal, state and regional policy makers on child violence and its consequences to health, behavioral health, and social functioning.
  • Disseminating Center findings and integrated literature through peer-reviewed journals and texts focusing on child violence and its consequences to health, mental health, and social functioning.