Current Projects

The Parent and Child Coping Study

momchildIn this study, we are interested in learning more about how parents and children cope with stressful life events, as well as what family and child factors support adaptation in the face of stressors.

We are meeting with mothers and children ages 3-5 for this study for two visits, both which take around 2 hours. We will ask moms to answer questions about their own and their child’s experiences, behaviors, and emotions, and we will do some tasks with moms and children, like playing with puzzles and toys. During the second visit, we take moms’ and children’s heart rate to learn more about how their bodies respond when they are playing with and talking to each other.



Please contact our team at or 504-862-3329 if you are interested in participating!

Here’s a link to a flyer for the current study.