Featured projects

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Safe Mothers, Safe Children (SMSC)
This intervention seeks to reduce the risk of repeat child maltreatment through a multi-pronged intervention that enhances the identification, case management, and treatment of mothers receiving preventive services. The study intervention is adapted from Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), which is designed to treat post-traumatic stress dis-order (PTSD) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy […]
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Family and Food Matters Family Program (FFM)
Family and Food to Pregnant Women aims to create awareness of the unique effect of food insecurity on pregnant women and their developing child; promote overall access to and intake of appropriately nutrient-dense
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Making Connections Intervention (MCI)
A pilot randomized controlled clinical trial is studying the effectiveness of the MCI in 60 Black adolescents who have depression symptoms and attend grades 6-12 within New York City Department of Education Public Schools. The intervention has been devised to address barriers to engagement, in youth, as well as their caregivers. Funder: National Institute of […]
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Family and Food Matters Family Program (FFM)

Through FFM, evidence-informed, manualized curricula have been created with the aim of decreasing food insecurity in caregivers with kids and pregnant women in New York City, while increasing the ability to address the well-being of the family units and pregnant women, as well as increasing support for them.

FFM materials are available in English and Spanish.

Funder: Ample Table for Everyone Foundation
Principal Investigator: Andrew F. Cleek, PsyD
Co-Investigator: Kara Dean-Assael, LMSW

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