Testing determinants of resilience: Mental health, child maltreatment and adaptive behavior outcomes

This is a current project.


Exposure to mailtreatment poses tremendous mental health risks for chhildren and especially for those maltreated children placed in foster care. This project will address how children exposed to maltreatment and who are in foster care can adjust positively. Researchers will study the role of resources, context and major life events in predicting hos some children adapt better than others. The ultimate goal is to identify what factors can make a child more resilient.

Project Administration

Yolanda Jackson, principal investigator

Todd Little, co-investigator

Project Contact

Yolanda Jackson, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Clinical Child Psychology
2013 Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
785-864-3581 (phone)
785-864-5024 (fax)

Funded by:

National Institutes of Health

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