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Research and Evaluation

The Center for Family Research and Policy has completed research focusing on youth, substance use, mental health and more. Below are just a few examples of the work that has been done so far.
  • Understanding how a mother's substance abuse affects her adolescent child's development so we can protect the youth from abusing substances
  • Determining what treatment approach is most effective in working with parents whose children have been removed because of their substance abuse
  • Examining the effectiveness of mentoring programs in influencing the lives of youth within the juvenile justice programs
  • Assessing the utility of community and school-based sexual health programming
  • Determing the mental health service needs of St. Louis County youth