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REACH Institute

The ASU REACH Institute in the Department of Psychology was created in 2013 to increase community access to evidence-based prevention programs. Working with partners locally and globally, REACH bridges the gap between university-based research into children’s preventative health and real-world implementation of services proven to reduce substance abuse, anxiety and depression, and obesity in children, as well as improve academic outcomes.

REACH scientists and its Department of Psychology faculty are leaders in prevention science who have led the way in the development and implementation of evidence-based prevention and treatment worldwide. Through partnerships with researchers, policy makers, and community stakeholders across diverse service sectors, including schools, community mental health agencies and child welfare, the REACH Institute is working to advance research, education, and the health and well-being of children and families.

Learn more about the REACH Institute.

In the News

After 33 years of studying antisocial behavior, Psychology Professor and REACH director Dr. Thomas Dishion has come to believe that violence can be prevented. Read more in the story by Cheyenne Howard on Getting a grasp on violence (posted 25 Sep 2016).