Karen L. Bierman
Ph.D., University of Denver, 1981
Director,Child Study Center; and Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Program Areas: School-based Prevention Research
Fax Number: 814-863-7002
Playing Well With Others (June 2010)
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Intervening in the developmental processes in risk and non-risk populations with a specific emphasis on aggression, violence, and externalizing disorders; promoting school readiness and reducing the socio-economic gap in student school attainment; promoting healthy social and emotional development through school-based prevention; the study of community partnerships and the diffusion of evidence-based programs; the interface of neuroscience and prevention
Examples of Current Prevention Projects
Start (Head Start REDI––Research-based, Developmentally
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Start Date: 2003
This project will evaluate the impact of infusing current Head Start programs with social-emotional support curricula (Preschool PATHS) and language and emergent literacy skill support curricula. A randomized trial will examine the impact on child school readiness at the end of Head Start and on adjustment and achievement in kindergarten and first grade.
U.S. Department of Education (K. Bierman, PI)
Start Date: 2009
The goal of the TIES program is to prepare educational scientists with expertise in the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at promoting literacy and social/emotional competence in children and youth.