Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013
Principal Investigator: Uma Rao, M.B.B.S.
Other researchers: Velma Murray, PhD
We are offering the family-centered program, Strong African-American Families (SAAF). This program helps African-American youngsters and their parents change risky behaviors. Risky behaviors may be drug and alcohol use, unprotected sex, deviant/illegal behavior.
Unfortunately, African-American youth are most at-risk for problems like HIV-AIDS and juvenile detention. We have shown before that this program results in big changes in risky behaviors in most but not all African-American youth.
We are testing how specific areas of the brain are affected by the program. We hope it will be helpful in planning more “personalized” treatment for the teens.
We will ask your teen and a parent guardian to:
14 -15 year old African-American teens with risky behavior and at least one of their parent /guardians
Up to $920 for completing all study tasks
10 visits of about 2 hours
18 to 45 year old women who have experienced interpersonal violence in the past month.Compensation: Yes
Typically developing10 to 17 year olds children and teens.Compensation: Yes
Females between 18 and 30 years old who have experienced physical or sexual assault in the past month, or who have never experienced physical or sexual assault.Compensation: Yes
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