Recent Research Grant Submissions

Fostering Healthy Development Among Maltreated Preschool-aged Children Project

Principal investigator: Kristin Valentino, Ph.D.

The Fostering Healthy Development Among Maltreated Preschool-aged Children Project
is testing a brief intervention for maltreated preschool-aged children and their mothers to ameliorate the emotional, social, and cognitive effects of abuse and neglect on individual development. We know that the ways in which mothers discuss everyday experiences with their young children have significant implications for their children’s cognitive and socio-emotional functioning. Therefore, the main goal of the study is to determine whether training mothers in how to best talk with their preschool-aged children will improve their children’s social, emotional and cognitive development. This grant was funded by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame, and by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (supported by NIH grant RR025761).

For more information regarding this study please contact Kristin.valentino@nd.edu

For more information about Dr. Valentino’s research, visit the Development and Psychopathology
Lab