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

Shout out to Alice Novinte - Lab Alum & McNair Scholar, on her publication on police violence and depression in black youth in the Journal of Undergraduate .and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Looking for mothers
 interested in helping us learn about parenting through recoveryLearn more here.

Latest publication on Positive Youth Development.  This report in the Journal of Positive Psychology describes an evaluation of The Good Gifts Program designed to enhance gratitude, generosity and hope among opportunity youth - with Adrianna Richards, Ria Shelton and Peter Samuelson in collaboration with Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota.

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.
The parenting of adolescents and young adults in the United States.
This chapter with Allegra Midgette and Andrew Rothenberg (2023) appears in the APA Handbook of Adolescent and Young Adult Development, edited by Crockett, Carlo, & Schulenberg.
Generation COVID: Young Adult Substance Use
This brief overview with Amanda Haik and Hayden Loeb reports what we know about the impact of COVID-19 on substance use among young adults.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Intersted in joining us?  Dr. Hussong and the FJ Co-Lab will be accepting graduate students through the clinical and/or developmental psychology doctoral programs at UNC-CH for Fall 2024 entry. Undergraduates check out the 'student opportunities' link below.