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Grants and Funding

Below is a select list of grants and funding for Center-affiliated faculty and research fellows.  In most cases, the grants and funding listed begin 2005 or later.  For a comprehensive list of grants and funding, please contact Jill Williams


2003-2008
National Institute of Mental Health
MH Outcome of PBIS Whole School Interventions

PI: Leaf, P.
Randomized trial in five local school systems of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a whole school intervention aimed at improving school climate.

2002-2007
National Institute of Mental Health
Child Mental Health Services & Service System Research

PI: Leaf, P.
Pre- and postdoctoral training program aimed at determining the effectiveness of interventions aimed at the prevention, treatment, or remediation of mental disorders in children or adolescents.

2005 – 2007
ISFK / CDC (Subcontract)

PI: Leaf, P.
Mental health effects of Internet-mediated violence on children over the 3 years. National survey of youth using the Internet and their exposure to violence.

2005-2010
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

PI: Leaf, P.; Co-PI: Mendelson, T.
To increase the use of effective practices in local communities and to determine factors that can affect the pathways to violence.

2004 – 2009
Centers for Disease Control - The Center for Adolescent Health

PI: Sonenstein, F.l.; Co-PI: Mendelson, T.
To integrate health promotion into a neighborhood employment and training program serving out-of-school youth.  Development and implementation of a peer-facilitated mental health intervention at a neighborhood youth employment and training program.

2005-2010
Centers for Disease Control

PI: Leaf, P.; Co-PI: Fichtenberg, C.
JHU Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence to increase the use of effective practices in local communities and to determine factors that can affect the pathways to violence.

2003 – 2007
National Institute of Mental Health
Periodic Follow-Up of Two Universal Preventive Trials
PI: Ialongo, N.
This proposal seeks to extend through early adolescence an examination of the impact of two universal, first grade, preventive interventions on the distal targets of substance abuse, conduct and affective symptoms and disorders and the corresponding need for and utilization of child mental health and special education services.

2004 – 2009
National Institute of Mental Health
Center for Prevention: Early Intervention

PI: Ialongo, N.
The mission of the Center is to improve preventive and treatment interventions by bridging epidemiologic, intervention and services research through the development of a research structure and research strategies capable of evaluating the effectiveness of sustainability of promising an evidence based interventions; identifying factors that inhibit facilitate improved prevention and treatment practices and outcomes, and disseminating knowledge gained in order to improve prevention and treatment research practices.

2003-2007
“Kennedy Krieger Family Center-Trauma Intervention Program” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

PI: Belcher, H.
Goals of the grant are to evaluate treatment outcomes of children exposed to child abuse/neglect, evaluate the effectiveness of National Child Traumatic Stress Network Prevention programs and disseminate the latest research and effective treatment strategies for children exposed to trauma to medical, mental health, and community stakeholders.

2004 – 2008
NICHD
Children's Experiences after Intimate Partner Femicide

PI: Campbell
, J.
A proposed study of the effect upon children of attempted or actual homicide of their mothers by an intimate partner.

2004 – 2009
National Institute of Mental Health
Interdisciplinary Research Training on Violence
PI: Campbell, J.
(Competing Continuation).  Interdisciplinary (Nursing, Medicine & Public Health) Institutional Pre & Post Doctoral NRSA.

2004-2009
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Practices to Improve Skills of Home Visitors

PI: Duggan, A.
The research goal is to improve the quality and effectiveness of home visiting for families at risk for child abuse through the use of performance criteria and fidelity monitoring.


2007-2012
National Institute of Mental Health
PI: Leaf, P.
Pre- and postdoctoral training program aimed at determining the effectiveness of interventions aimed at the prevention, treatment, or remediation of mental disorders in children or adolescents.

2007-2011
Institute for Education Sciences
PI: Leaf, P.; Co-PI: Bradshaw, C.
PBIS Plus

2006-2009
Health Services and Service System Research
Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Foundation

PI: Cheng, T.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Futures

2006-2008
Integrating Primary Care, Education and Workforce Programs
Aaron Straus and Lillie Straus Foundation

PI: Cheng, T.
Merging Mental Health and Primary Care

2005-2006
School-Based Bullying Prevention
Hamilton Fish Institute

PI: Bradshaw, C.
We developed a web-based survey for district-wide administration to students, staff, and parents regarding bullying, peer victimization, school safety, climate, and academic engagement. With the assistance of the Bevans Group, we created an on-line results summary system to facilitate data-based decision-making by school staff and administrators. We worked closely with staff from the Anne Arundel County Public Schools to develop the survey system. Several publications, presentations, and training sessions resulted from the project.  A number of school districts in the state have expressed interest in expanding this model of bullying prevention into their local school systems.

2005-2010
Disparities Among Children Served by CMHS
National Institute of Mental Health

PI: Leaf, P.
This project aims to investigate racial/ethnic, gender, and age differences in the characteristics of youth entering the program, potential disparities in the services received, and potential disparities in treatment outcomes. 

2003-2009
Project Target
National Institute of Mental Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PI: Leaf, P.; Co-PI: Bradshaw, C.
Project Target is a five-year collaborative project of Maryland State Department of Education ( MSDE), local school systems, Sheppard Pratt Health System, and the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence to evaluate the effects of the school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model in Maryland schools. The randomized controlled trial included 37 elementary schools throughout Maryland.

2007-2011
PBIS Plus
Institute of Education Sciences

PI: Leaf, P.; Co-PI: Bradshaw, C.
The PBISplus Project is a collaborative project of Maryland State Department of Education ( MSDE), local school systems, Sheppard Pratt Health System, and the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence to determine if providing enhanced training, support, and on-site technical assistance to the collaborative problem-solving teams (e.g., Student Support Teams) at schools already implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) will enhance the quality of behavior support plans and interventions for students not responding adequately to the universal PBIS program. The randomized controlled trial includes 45 Maryland elementary schools implementing school-wide PBIS.


2009-2011
Variations in the Outcomes of PBIS
Institute of Education Sciences

PI: Bradshaw, C.
Working in collaborative with the Maryland State Department of Education ( MSDE), we are linking data from the randomized trial of school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and supports (PBIS) with academic and services data to determine for whom and under what circumstances school-wide PBIS is most effective. This project examines data on over 29,000 students and 3,500 staff from 37 elementary schools over 5 years.

2008-2012
PATHS to PAX
Institute of Education Sciences

PI: Ialongo, N.
A universal, elementary school, preventive intervention seeking to accomplish reductions in aggressive/disruptive and off-task behavior via teacher-led instruction aimed at facilitating emotion regulation (particularly anger management), self control, social problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills. This randomized controlled trial is testing the combination of the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) social-emotional learning curriculum with the PAX/Good Behavior Game, and includes 27 Baltimore City public schools.

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