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Our Mission

We aim to improve the lives of youths presenting with disruptive behaviors and reduce the associated burden for youths, families, and society. To achieve this aim, we have four complementary lines of research.

Why Do Disruptive Behaviors Develop?

We examine developmental mechanisms as well as risk and protective factors that contribute to the development of disruptive behaviors.

How Do We Get Interventions to Youths?

We examine and evaluate implementation strategies to successfully and sustainably implement effective interventions into routine child-serving systems. 

How Do We Effectively Intervene?

We develop, evaluate, and optimize interventions to decrease disruptive behaviors. Part of this work involves tailoring interventions for youths who do not respond well to standard interventions.

Who Are We Missing or Not Serving? 

We identify inequities in mental health care access and utilization for diverse youths, informing efforts to address barriers and reduce inequities.

Our Values

Open Communication



Our Values



Continuous Learning

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