ICHAD and SMART Africa Team Members preparing to host a study workshop in Uganda

The RRT program is an intensive two-week summer training program that combines didactic instruction, mentoring and “hands-on” immersion in child-focused studies in low-resource settings.

Coursework:

  • Child Behavioral Health: Protective and Risk Influences
  • Evidence-based Individual, Family, Community and System Strengthening Options
  • Fundamentals of Intensive Collaborative Child Behavioral Health Research Methods
  • Cultural and Contextual Considerations in Child Behavioral Health Research
  • Multilevel Social and Behavioral Prevention and Intervention Research Methods
  • Determinants of Behavioral Health Challenges and Disparities
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Scientific Integrity and Ethical Conduct of Research
  • Grantwriting Workshop

Research Opportunity:

Hands-on research experience with one of the following research centers working on child behavioral health intervention/prevention studies:

  • HomeGrown STL conducts research targeted at strengthening regional capacity to better serve young black males in the St. Louis region…moving research into action for social change.
  • ICHAD conducts rigorous applied research focused on family-level economic strengthening and empowerment interventions that tackle the interactive effects of poverty, disease, and health-related risk factors for youth.
  • The SMART Africa Center (Strengthening Mental health And Research Training) is an African regional trans-disciplinary collaborative center aimed at reducing gaps in child and adolescent mental health services and research in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda through a population approach to child mental health.

Conference:

Fellows will also have an opportunity to network, present and learn at the annual conference “Child Behavioral Health in Low Resource Settings” held at Washington University in St. Louis.