Who We Are
Our group utilizes community- and clinic-based research to understand positive and problematic youth development. We focus on understanding diverse youth development within multiple levels of context, ranging from individual factors, family factors, to broader socioecological factors such as culture and socioeconomic status. Our work is designed to improve prevention and intervention efforts for diverse youth and families. We are also engaged in traditional clinical research focused on assessment, prevention and treatment with diverse youth and families
CACTUS Lab @ ASU's Reach Institute
The mission of the ASU REACH Institute, which is within the Department of Psychology, is to bridge the gap between university-based research and practice to promote children’s mental and physical health and academic achievement. Scientists at the institute are leaders in developing and evaluating child and family interventions for culturally diverse and international communities. They use their expertise in translating evidence-based interventions into community practice in their work with policy makers and community stakeholders locally and globally and across diverse service sectors, including schools, community mental health agencies, hospitals and courts.