September 29, 2021
The grant is one of only five awarded nationally and designates VCU as one of the CDC’s Youth Violence Prevention Centers.
September 23, 2021
The program, Bridging the Gap, provides violently injured patients with a brief hospital-based intervention that aims to prevent retaliatory violence.
July 1, 2021
A VCU professor has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study conduct disorder and callous-unemotional traits using VR technology.
May 28, 2021
The award from the Institute of Education Sciences, will be co-led by researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Minnesota.
May 5, 2021
Psychology professor Fantasy Lozada received an NSF CAREER award to study emotion regulatory flexibility among African American youth, which helps them to protect against racism.
October 14, 2020
To find ways to address gun violence, the CDC recently awarded 10 grants that seek to investigate how to prevent firearm-related violence and injuries. Three of the grants have connections to VCU.
July 8, 2020
A grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will enable VCU researchers to study whether evidence-based mental health programs in schools continue after research support is removed.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."