Research Studies and Projects

Within the Bellevue Innovation Laboratory, current research studies include:

  • Mind over Matter – Assessment of Substance Use Awareness and Prevention Groups for Youth in Inpatient Psychiatric Care
  • Characteristics of Children and Adolescents seen in Interim Crisis Clinic
  • Diagnostic and Psychopharmacologic Treatment Challenges in Complex Youth
  • Characteristics of Children and Adolescents seen in Children’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
  • Evaluation of an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Pathway
  • Parent Perspective on Emergency Department Services (multi-site)
  • Psychometric Study of the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index
  • Characterization of Children receiving Inpatient Psychiatric Care
  • Evaluation of Organizational Climate, Work Attitudes and Knowledge of Trauma in Staff working in Juvenile Secure Detention
  • Evaluation of a Trauma-Focused Intervention in Juvenile Justice Secure Detention Centers

Current grants and contracts include:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Trauma-informed Care in Juvenile Justice
    This grant funds a category III National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center (NCTSN), to build an effective intervention model that brings trauma-informed care to youth in juvenile secure detention facilities, including screening and trauma-related skills building for staff and juvenile residents.
  • ACS Mental Health Team
    Departmental MD and PhD faculty provide mental health services for all children and adolescents entering foster care in New York City.  Delivered on-site at the Nicholas Scoppetta Children’s center, Adminstration for Children’s Services’ (ACS) city wide reception area for foster placements, services include assessment and evaluation, delivery of short-term supportive treatment, and planning for multidisciplinary treatment and intervention.
  • ACS Juvenile Justice Mental Health Services
    Department faculty and staff provide mental health services in NYC Secure and Non-Secure Juvenile Detention facilities including assessment, treatment, psychotherapy, therapeutic skill-building for residents and staff, and service planning.
  • Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program
    The Home Based Crisis Intervention (HBCI) Program provides crisis intervention services to children and adolescents who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms that place them at risk for hospitalization or out of home placement. The program utilizes a family-based approach, providing crisis intervention, brief therapy, assistance with special education placements, and case management services to the child or adolescent and their family. The immediate goal of the program is to stabilize the child and prevent hospitalization. The long-term goal of the program is to link children with ongoing mental health treatment and other supportive services in their communities.