- Clark Peters, PhD, JD
- Kelli Canada, PhD, MSW
- Rachel Jones, MEd, LPC
Research Project Description
The proposed project is grounded in one of our emergent community needs. Youth ages 10 to 13 are being referred to the juvenile office in Boone County, Missouri for various behavioral problems. However, due to the age and nature of their offenses, these youths do not meet criteria for juvenile office services. If their behaviors go untreated there is a high likelihood their behavioral problems will increase in frequency and severity over time, causing negative consequences in adulthood. This research project proposes to measure, through a randomized control trial, the effectiveness of a trauma-informed intervention for youth aged 10 to 13 who have contact with the juvenile office and their families who reside in Boone County, Missouri. Using a mixed methods design, intervention effectiveness will be assessed by measuring the mental health, physical health, family need, psychosocial factors, and anger management.
Clark Peters, PhD, JD
Clark Peters is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Social Work, with additional appointments at the school of policy and school of law. His research focuses on child welfare, adolescent transition to adulthood, financial capability, juvenile justice and the role of courts in human services.
Kelli Canada, PhD, MSW
Kelli Canada is an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Social Work. Her research focuses on interventions for people with mental illnesses who enter the criminal justice system with the aim to promote recovery and reduce criminal justice involvement; and the use of systems perspective to identify environmental and policy level barriers to wellness.
Rachel Jones, MEd, LPC
Rachel Jones is the Director of Child Services for Central Region at Burrell Behavioral Health, which covers ten counties in Mid-Missouri. She specializes in child and adolescent mental health service provision through psychiatric case management, groups, crisis intervention, and family and parenting supports.
IRL Issue Brief: Boone County
High5 for Kids: A family-centered approach to address the health and mental health effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)