Science-based mental healthcare should be accessible to all those who need it.
Science and service are mutually informative.
We are stronger together.
We recognize that youth exist in multi-layered social ecologies—they’re part of peer groups, families, classes, and communities. We believe that cooperation between these groups is essential in order to RAISE well-adjusted youth and to help youth who are contending with psychological difficulties. Moreover, we believe that mental health care is a basic human right and that we have a responsibility to advance science-based mental health in ways that are accessible to the most underserved and vulnerable youth and families.
RAISE is an acronym (Research Advancing Implementation Science Equitably). This name was selected as a nod to the "Raising Bee," which is a tradition in which members of a community come together to create a new structure or to rebuild collectively after a structure has been damaged or destroyed. Here in the RAISE lab, we partner with community stakeholders to help youth and families build resilience and overcome obstacles. Our over-arching goal is to work cooperatively to promote science-based mental healthcare for youth and their families in community settings.
Our work takes many forms. We are researchers who are interested in understanding how treatment works best in the community. We are also practitioners who use evidence-based practices to provide direct services to youth and families. We offer evaluation, consultation, and direct clinical services.
For more information on current or past projects, please see our "Projects" page.