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Skowron Leads $1.6 Million Project to Study Child Maltreatment

The project aims to improve identification of child risk for negative self-regulatory and behavioral outcomes.

 

(September 2007)

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Elizabeth Skowron, associate professor of counseling psychology in the Penn State College of Education, has received a 5-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to research child maltreatment. The project aims to improve identification of child risk for negative self-regulatory and behavioral outcomes, through better understanding of parenting processes in at-risk families.

“My team and I are thrilled to have this opportunity. We expect our research to lead to the development of more effective treatments designed to reduce the incidence of child abuse/neglect, strengthen and support families, and improve healthy child outcomes,” says Skowron.

This $1.6 million grant is the first NIH grant to be awarded to the Penn State College of Education.