Given the evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, travel plans for the 2020 RRT Cohort may be affected. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.
RRT Fellows attend conference on Child Behavioral Health in Low Resource Settings.
RRT Fellow training session in St. Louis.
Dr. Sean Joe meeting with guests at Homegrown STL’s Regional Summit
SMART Africa-Uganda team members training parent peers at a participating school
RRT Fellows discuss research projects
Inaugural Community Collaborative Board meeting for the Kyaterekera study
ICHAD conducting baseline interviews with Suubi4Her study participants
RRT Fellows meet students at Ugandan school site visit.
Researcher Resilience Training (RRT)
Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Strengthening Child Health Research Capacity in a Resource Constrained Setting study is designed to provide advanced doctoral students and early career investigators of African descent interested in child and adolescent behavioral health, with the necessary research skills to address the significant challenges that exist within resource-poor settings. These include obstacles related to:
- Recruitment and retention of poverty-impacted, highly mobile youth and families;
- Collaboration with youth, families and providers experiencing high levels of stress and nested within overburdened communities and systems; and
- Building and maintaining community, provider, academic partnerships
RRT fellows will receive didactic instruction, mentoring, “hands-on” immersion in child-focused studies, individualized consultation, goal setting, monitoring and ongoing support resources across time.