Prevention Research Center (PRC)

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Prevention Research Center (PRC)

The PRC is part of the Psychology Department at Arizona State University, and was established in 1984 as an NIMH funded Center to develop, evaluate and disseminate prevention programs for children and families in high stress situations. Research at the Center focuses on children and families experiencing four different stressors, parental divorce, poverty, bereavement, and parental job loss. The Prevention Research Center conducts four kinds of studies.

  1. Studies to better understand why some children adapt well in stressful situations while others develop mental health and related problems.
  2. Studies to develop interventions to promote better adaptation by individual children, parents and communities, and prevent the occurrence of mental health and associated problems.
  3. Experimental field trials of the efficacy of the interventions.
  4. Studies to disseminate effective interventions to community settings.


Psychology
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