Positive Environments for Adolescents and Children (PEAC)
The PEAC lab focuses on the role of contextual influences in children and adolescents’ development, both in terms of their well-being and psychopathology. We consider the multi-level interplay between family, school, and neighborhood environments. Specific areas of strength include the design of preventative interventions and school contexts. We specialize in research-practice partnerships which are defined as “long-term, mutually beneficial collaborations that promote the production and use of research”
Many children experience early adversity and trauma at some point in their life. A main focus of the PEAC lab is examination of trauma-informed family and school-based interventions for children who have experienced early adversity. Family and school-based interventions that address children's experiences of trauma can give caregivers and children the skills to thrive.
Key aspects the PEAC Lab focuses on:
- Community/School Safety
- Children’s success in school environments
- Children’s health and wellbeing
- Parent’s/Caregiver engagement