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

Global Approaches to Youth Resilience Day-Long Event in Chicago, April 2024. Register to attend this hybrid event for developmental scientist around the globe - attend in-person as part of an SRA 2024 preconference. Learn more HERE.

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 NC
Join us for Feb 26th hybrid workshop on Community Engaged Developmental Science across North Carolina. Free registration required.
Society for Research on Adolescence in Chicago, April 2024.   Congrats to all our students who will be presenting posters and talks at the conference on youth substance use, gratitude and resilience, loss and recovery, and methodology.
UNC Students Create Digital Tools for Positive Youth Development.  With funding from Lenovo, undergraduates learn how to work with community partners using theory and design-based methods to create online and virtual reality apps that promote connection, compassion, and more in youth. Learn more HERE.
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.