Collaborative Research - Grants
“Mechanisms of Alcohol-Facilitated Intimate Partner Violence”
PI: Dominic Parrott and Christopher Eckhardt (Purdue University)
Co-I: Kevin Swartout
Funding Source: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Total Award: $2,574,326
Date of Award: June 2012 to May 2018
Project Narrative: This project extends beyond the issue of whether alcohol is associated with IPV, and instead proposes a theory-based investigation of how specific affective and cognitive processes may mediate the relationship between alcohol intoxication and partner-directed aggression. In addition, this project will empirically examine how theoretically-informed intervention manipulations may minimize the hypothesized effect of alcohol-facilitated cognitive impairments on aggression.
“Comparative Effectiveness Trial to Reduce Child Maltreatment, Improve Client Outcomes and Examine Client Burden”
PI: Dan Whitaker
Co-I: Shannon Self-Brown, Matt Hayat, John Lutzker, Jenelle Shanley
Funding Source: Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute
Total Award: $2,223,029
Date of Award: July 2015 to June 2018
Project Narrative: This project is a nine-site randomized trial comparing a behavioral parenting model (SafeCare) to usual care in child welfare systems. Outcomes of interest are client-centered outcomes including client perceptions of benefit of the intervention, parent and child well-being, and parent and child mental health. The project includes a qualitative focus on implementation issues as many of the sites have had challenges with implementing the behavioral parenting program.
“Disseminating SafeCare to prevent child maltreatment and negative health outcomes”
PI: Dan Whitaker
Co-I: Shannon Self-Brown, Jenelle Shanley
Funding Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Total Award: $1,969,702
Date of Award: June 2014 to June 2018
Project Narrative: This project funded the dissemination of the SafeCare model to several new sites. It was implemented along with funding from PCORI to form a large randomized trial comparing SafeCare to usual care in child welfare.
“Enhancing safety and well-being of children of Adult Drug Court participants”
PI: Dan Whitaker
Co-I: Shannon Self-Brown
Funding source: Administration on Children and Families
Total Award: $3,852,918
Date of Award: October 2012 to September 2017
Project Narrative: This project tested the implementation of family-centered evidence-based interventions in a local adult and family drug court serving adults with substance use disorders. Interventions implemented included parenting interventions, trauma interventions, and mentoring/social development interventions. The study used a quasi experimental design with data collection occurring at four drug courts from clients, co-parents, and children.
“A Multilevel Protective Model of Sexual Violence Perpetration”
PI: Laura Salazar
Co-I: Kevin Swartout, Monica Swahn
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date of Award: September 2012 to September 2016
Summary: This study examined a range of socioecological risk and protective factors for engaging in sexual violence perpetration among a sample of 1150 male freshmen recruited from 30 colleges across Georgia. The goal was to determine protective factors at the college level such as adherence to Title IX mandates, alcohol policies, resources for survivors, etc. that would modify associations between risk factors and perpetration.
“Using Technology to Enhance Implementation Sustainability for an Evidence Based Child Maltreatment Prevention Program”
PI: Shannon Self-Brown
Co-I: Dan Whitaker
Funding source: National Institute of Mental Health, R21 Award
Total Award: $275,000
Date of Award: April 2013 to December 2016
Summary: This grant was a randomized trial testing a technology-augmented approach to delivering SafeCare to determine whether this training approach was feasible and might improve SafeCare provider fidelity and implementation of the SafeCare model.
“Evaluation and Dissemination of Parents as Teachers + SafeCare to improve outcomes for High Risk Families”
Co-I: Dan Whitaker, Shannon Self-Brown
Funding source: Annie E Casey Foundation
Total Award: $1,490,112
Date of Award: January 2011 to December 2016
Summary: This grant was a randomized trial examining the combined impact of two evidence-based programs (Parents as Teachers and SafeCare) on maternal and child outcomes, as well as child maltreatment risk.