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Strong Teens Achieving Resilience

Our goal is to learn what helps kids thrive and be resilient, even when faced with challenges. 


Our Goal

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Past work suggests that striving and thriving in the context of systemic barriers comes at a physical cost in adulthood.

With this study, we have two goals:
1) understand which factors promote thriving in kids, and 2) what factors exist that may reduce that physical health cost over time.

We are interested in factors such as academic performance, mental health, family background, and physical health in the hopes of informing future programs and resources that will help kids and their families. 

We are not currently recruiting new participants for Project STAR, but we look forward to sharing the results of our study with you as soon as they are available. If you are interested in participating in our future studies, please submit your information on the "Participate in Research" page.

That's a wrap!

We are no longer recruiting participants for this study, but if you would like to get in touch or provide your information for potential upcoming studies, please click the button below.

Collaborators: Dr. Gene Brody, Dr. Steven Beach
Funding: The Jacobs Foundation, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Partnerships: The UGA Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU), the Center for Family Research (CFR), Northwestern University's Foundations of Health Research Center

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