Undergraduate and graduate students in the Child and Family Lab attended the Stop the Violence Fall Picnic at Educare New Orleans. Educare is one of the Head Start programs that our lab partners with in the New Orleans community. This event was a great way for our lab members to interact with families at Educare and support their efforts for stopping violence in New Orleans!
Dr. Gray was recently awarded the Deborah L. Rhatigan Early Career Award for Excellence in Violence Research from the Child Maltreatment and Interpersonal Violence Special Interest Group of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).
Dr. Gray will travel to NYC in October to receive the prize and talk about her research at the ABCT annual convention.
Dr. Gray was recently interviewed by WDSU news about the effect of violence on children in the local community and her ongoing research study to better understand how children and their caregivers cope with such trauma and violence.
To read more Click here or check out the video interview!
We are so proud to announce that our primary investigator, Sarah Gray, Ph.D., has received a prestigious NARSAD Young Investigator Grant through the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to help fund our work examining the effects of violence exposure on mothers and their preschool-aged children. Our research hopes to understand the potential impact of exposure to violence or other traumas early in life on children’s development in order to better inform prevention and intervention efforts.
Congratulations to Anneke Olson, senior undergraduate in the Child and Family Lab!
Anneke completed her honor’s thesis, Family Violence, Caregiver Psychopathology, Parenting Practices and Child Outcomes and won the Senior Scholar Award in Psychology and the Anne McPherson Memorial Award!
We are so proud of Anneke for her hard work in our lab and wish her the best of luck as she graduates!