Our research uncovers development resilience to develop and evaluate community-partnered programs.
Science for healing & beyond.
Directed by 
Dr. andrea hussong, UNC-CH
Our consultation encompasses methods, developmental science, and empirically-guided programming.
Our dissemination efforts range from public presentations to scientific and Contiuning Education workshops.
Working with children, youth, families, and the institutions who serve them.

New and Upcoming

The Family Connections Study.  We launch data collection in January 2024 for this study of how mothers in recovery from addiction work to create thankful, giving, and loving moments within their children.  Contact us about opportunites to be involved.
Care-to-Share Network
Provides training, connection, and collaboration for Triangle and Triad scholars and community partners. Visit the Care-to-Share NC Network link below for more information.
Society for Research on Adolescence in Chicago, April 2024.  Join us for a preconference on Global Approaches on Adolescent Developmental Science.  Congrats to all our students who will be presenting posters and talks at the conference and to the ICDSS COVID-19 Global Scholars whose work will be featured in a break out session.
New UNC Course in Creating Digital Tools for Positive Youth Development.  With funding from Lenovo, Andrea will offer an undergraduate course in how to use theory and design-based methods to create online and virtual reality apps to promote connection, compassion, character, civic engagement and more in youth.
Jill Anderson of Harvard EdCast covers our work in Raising Grateful Children. Check out her podcast here.

Interested in helping us by participating in research?  Learn more here.