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Psychology in Education - Grants

COTRAIC / Early Head Start

The HealthyCHILD team consisting of Nationally Certified School Psychologists and Developmental Healthcare Consultants will provide developmental, behavioral and mental health care consultation, services, supports, and resources using evidence-based practices and procedures refined over the past 15 years and structured within the "recognition and response" tiered model of graduated supports from the federally supported Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning to both the Pittsburgh Public Schools Early Childhood Program and Early Head Start.
Dates: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Funding Amount: $30,000
Funder: The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center
Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

Distinctions between Black and White Young Women In the Course of Alcohol Use

Dates: 2/1/2016 - 1/31/2017
Funding Amount: $42,850
Funder: YALE University
Investigator: Feifei Ye

Healthy CHILD/Early Head Start

The HealthyCHILD team consisting of Nationally Certified School Psychologists and Developmental Healthcare Consultants will provide developmental, behavioral and mental health care consultation, services, supports, and resources using evidence-based practices and procedures refined over the past 15 years and structured within the "recognition and response" tiered model of graduated supports from the federally supported Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning to both the Pittsburgh Public Schools Early Childhood Program and Early Head Start.
Dates: 8/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Funding Amount: $22,603
Funder: Pittsburgh Public Schools
Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

Healthy CHILD/Early Head Start, Child Care Partnerships

PPS EARLY CHILDHOOD - Tier 3 Supports: HC completes and interprets additional child assessment(s) to support the team in further understanding of the child. HC supports the team in developing a child developmental healthcare resource plan and/or positive behavior support plan. HC provides individual social-emotional lessons and activities. HC provides child-specific resources/supports (visuals, personal social stories, behavior reinforcement systems. HC consultants provide consultation in regards to crisis prevention and intervention planning and assist team in developing plans. HC conducts home visits and family intakes/assessments when appropriate. HC supports on-going regular team communication/meetings for progress monitoring. HC assists with facilitation of outside referrals.
Dates: 8/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Funding Amount: $15,465
Funder: Pittsburgh Public Schools
Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

Healthy CHILD/Head Start

PPS EARLY CHILDHOOD - Tier 3 Supports: HC completes and interprets additional child assessment(s) to support the team in further understanding of the child. HC supports the team in developing a child developmental healthcare resource plan and/or positive behavior support plan. HC provides individual social-emotional lessons and activities. HC provides child-specific resources/supports (visuals, personal social stories, behavior reinforcement systems. HC consultants provide consultation in regards to crisis prevention and intervention planning and assist team in developing plans. HC conducts home visits and family intakes/assessments when appropriate. HC supports on-going regular team communication/meetings for progress monitoring. HC assists with facilitation of outside referrals.
Dates: 8/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $211,098
Funder: Pittsburgh Public Schools
Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

Northern Panhandle EHS Child Care Partnerships

The HealthyCHILD team will provide the foundation of prevention supports to all EHS and HS classrooms and sites based upon the results of the IPP classroom observations in order to (a) support the increasing competence and confidence of NPHS teachers in promoting the behavioral health of children adn families; and (b) maintaining the child's inclusion in the local classroom by preventing an individual teacher/staff referral for tier 3 services unless clearly needed. The HC team will provide increasingly intensive prevention supports to new EHS and HS sites as well as to those sites having the most high-need children/families as determined by collaborative decision-making via the joint HC and NPHS interagency team and regular coordination meetings.
Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $80,000
Funder: Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc.
Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

Northern Panhandle Head Start & Early Head Start

The HealthyCHILD team will provide the foundation of prevention supports to all EHS and HS classrooms and sites based upon the results of the IPP classroom observations in order to (a) support the increasing competence and confidence of NPHS teachers in promoting the behavioral health of children adn families; and (b) maintaining the child's inclusion in the local classroom by preventing an individual teacher/staff referral for tier 3 services unless clearly needed. The HC team will provide increasingly intensive prevention supports to new EHS and HS sites as well as to those sites having the most high-need children/families as determined by collaborative decision-making via the joint HC and NPHS interagency team and regular coordination meetings.
Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $135,000
Funder: Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc.
Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

PA LAUNCH Project 1516 05-601317

Dates: 9/30/2015 - 9/30/2016
Funding Amount: $443,701
Funder: Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Investigator: Christina Groark

PA LAUNCH Project 1516 05-601317 ADD-On

Dates: 9/30/2015 - 9/30/2016
Funding Amount: $172,910
Funder: Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Investigator: Christina Groark

Pittsburgh Girls Study: Substance Use and HIV Risk Behaviors/STI in Young Adulthood

Dates: 7/1/2016 - 4/30/2017
Funding Amount: $30,041
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: Feifei Ye

Prevention & Promotion Supports for Vulnerable Infants and Families in EHS-CCP in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia

Dates: 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
Funding Amount: $45,000
Funder: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

Research & Evaluation Writers and Consultants

Dates: 2/1/2015 - 6/30/2017
Funding Amount: $30,000
Funder: Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Investigator: Christina Groark

Returning to Our Roots: Development of a Morphology Intervention to Bolster Academic Vocabulary Knowledge for Adolescent English

Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $27,738
Funder: U.S. Department of Education
Investigator: Feifei Ye

SPECS for Include Me From the Start 2015-2016

The goal of Include Me From the Start is to facilitate the successful inclusion of children with significant disabilities in their neighborhood schools. Consultants assist districts and schools to implement inclusive practices by collaborating with, supporting, and mentoring teachers and parents.
Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $65,000
Funder: The Arc of Pittsburgh
Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

The Impacts of Publicly Funded School Choice Options on Income and ELL Disparities in Early Elementary School

This project will examine contemporary, nationally representative data to pursue three primary objectives: 1) detect key selection characteristics that predict children's enrollment in public traditional or public elementary schools of choice; 2) identify the magnitude of disparities in early developmental trajectories as a function of school type, controlling for propensity scores of public school type selection; and 3) examine whether alternative public school choice options (open enrollment, magnet or charter) moderate income and ELL disparities in academic, executive functioning, and social skills trajectories compared to children's growth in regular (traditional) public schools.
Dates: 5/1/2015 - 4/30/2017
Funding Amount: $50,000
Funder: The Spencer Foundation
Investigator: Heather Bachman