Studying Pathways to Adjustment and Resilience in Kids (SPARK)

The SPARK project is a longitudinal study of the mechanisms of resilience for youth in foster care and the nature of child maltreatment and trauma exposure on healthy development. Data was collected on over 400 youth over four years on the individual and social potential protective factors and modeled to determine the nature and pattern of adjustment over time.

Research Team

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Yo Jackson, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor of Psychology

Associate Director: Child Maltreatment Solutions Network