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First-Generation College Students, Emotional Support, and Systemic Inflammation Following the College Transition
Dec 6, 2022

To examine whether emotional support moderates the association between college generation status and concurrent and prospective levels of systemic inflammation during the college transition among a sample of older U.S. adolescents.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Researchers study adolescent recovery from post-traumatic stress symptoms
Oct 31, 2022

Children in the United States may be exposed to a high rate of adverse experiences that result in post-traumatic stress symptoms

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Investigating the Effects of Maltreatment and Acute Stress on the Concordance of Blood and DNA Methylation Methods of Estimating Immune Cell Proportions
Oct 31, 2022

Immune cell proportions can be used to detect pathophysiological states and are also critical covariates in genomic analyses.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
SAFE-T Center awarded prestigious Hillman Innovations in Care grant
Oct 28, 2022

The Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth Center has been awarded $600,000 from The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation through their Hillman Innovations in Care program.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Etiological Pathways to the Emergence of Preteen Problematic Sexual Behavior: An Exploratory Mediational Model
Oct 20, 2022

Studies examining the etiology of problematic sexual behavior (PSB) among pre-teen children often rely on identifying correlational relationships without examining potential causal mechanisms.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Fall 2023 internship sites
Oct 19, 2022

A huge thank you to the sites hosting CMAS students this fall -- we couldn't offer students this great experience without you!

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Methodological inconsistencies confound understanding of language measurement in the child maltreatment population: A systematic review
Oct 13, 2022

A new review shows methodological inconsistencies constrain what we know about language and maltreatment.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Adversity effects on nonword repetition skills: A proxy measure of language and reading ability
Oct 13, 2022

reschoolers exposed to adversity appear at risk for later underachievement in reading based on a nonword repetition task.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Receptive Language Abilities for Females Exposed to Early Life Adversity: Modification by Epigenetic Age Acceleration at Midlife in a 30-year Prospective Cohort Study
Oct 3, 2022

This article examined whether accelerations in epigenetic aging at midlife can identify those individuals who demonstrated the greatest change in receptive language abilities following early life adversity (ELA).

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Rates of Emotional Disturbance Among Children in Foster Care: Comparing Federal Child Welfare Data and Medicaid Records in Two States
Aug 23, 2022

New open-access research shows that federal data collection misrepresents rates of mental health conditions among adolescents in foster care. New estimates underscore importance of investment /scale up of evidence-based treatments and targeted foster home recruitment/training.

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