With funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, C4 is leading Project Amp
, a national study to develop and test a peer-based prevention model among youth at risk for substance use disorders. Working with Young People in Recovery
and Faces and Voices of Recovery
, we are convening national experts, identifying key ingredients of a peer model, and testing the model in six communities.
With funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and in partnership with Artemis Associates, C4 is developing the Neurodevelopmental Ecological Screening Tool (NEST)–an online screening tool for children from ages 3-5. For use by service providers and parents in low-resource environments, the tool assesses how a child is developing and identifies ways to minimize risk factors and build resilience. We are testing the tool with a racially and culturally diverse group of children experiencing homelessness at programs around the country.
Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
, C4 developed and conducted pilot research on an interactive, skills-based online simulation game to teach and reinforce MI skills. A Phase 2 small business innovation research (SBIR) grant now supports full product development and a large-scale randomized controlled trial
to measure effectiveness.
This two-year study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health
, examines how young people with schizophrenia use social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. By comparing their social media use to that of young people without mental illness, and determining the role of social supports in their choices, we are attempting to understand how the Internet might play a role in their recovery.
With small business innovation research (SBIR) funding from NIMH
and in partnership with Columbia University
and the Hunter College School of Social Work
, C4 conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing online training with face-to-face training in Critical Time Intervention (CTI). Examining outcomes among 180 service providers, we found that while learners preferred the personal contact of face-to-face training, knowledge gains and retention were better for online course participants. The study also measured client-level outcomes for more than 600 program participants, showing dramatic improvements in housing in both study conditions. Learn more in the American Journal on Distance Education