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Research Training Opportunities
We will be leading trainings on how to conduct research in family-based, ecological prevention interventions such as the Family Check-Up (FCU). The FCU has a total of three meetings. The first two meetings assess for parent well-being, youth well-being, and parenting behaviors through the use of multi-model, multi-agent measures and structured interviews with both the parents and target child. There are also videotaped, behavioral tasks in which parent and child are asked to discuss specific topics pertaining to parenting behaviors. The third meeting is the “feedback session”, during which time the results from the assessments are presented back to the family. This is done in a strength-based manner, and a menu of intervention options is presented to the family as recommendations on how to address the child and family’s presenting concerns. The feedback session is considered the “intervention” component of the FCU, with studies showing that youth whose families completed the feedback session and followed through with intervention recommendations had better outcomes than youth whose families had not participated in the intervention. Research training opportunities include participant recruitment, administering standardized interviews, and coding videos.