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Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research PI: Dr. Frederick Leong
Our primary mission is to generate and apply psychological science to increase our understanding of multicultural issues in both domestic and international contexts.
Gender Based Violence The Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence is a multidisciplinary group of faculty at Michigan State University committed to engaging in community-based, collaborative research and evaluation that is highly rigorous while also having significant practice and policy implications at local, state, national and international levels.
MSU Mother Infant Study The study is focused on understanding the influences of domestic violence on the lives of women and children. Half of our original sample experienced some level of abuse from their partners (from mild to severe) and half served as the control group. Over time, however, some women have moved into and some out of abusive relationships. We are interested in what creates conditions of risk and resilience for these women and children. We also study how women's parenting and mental health as well as the social and psychological adjustment of their children are affected by various levels of hardship posed by domestic violence and other life circumstances.
SaferSex Research The mission of our lab is to contribute to basic understanding of how to avert the HIV epidemic in the United States. The research we conduct focuses on adolescent and emerging adults at high risk of exposure to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and on community-based efforts to prevent HIV among youth and young adults. Our lab has a particular focus on African American and sexual minority youth populations and efforts to protect their health and foster their well being. At the individual level, we seek to understand factors that impact on young people's ability to remain healthy. At the program level, we seek to identify programs and practices that help young people reduce their risk of exposure to HIV. At the organizational level, we seek to improve understanding of how HIV prevention programs are implemented in community settings, learn what organizational and environmental contingencies govern the application of evidence-based programs to community-based service provision, and examine the long-term consequences of implementing evidence-based programs and practices in community settings.
The Community Advocacy Project The Community Advocacy Project, an evidence-based program designed to help women survivors of intimate partner abuse re-gain control of their lives. This project, which is strengths-based and survivor-centered, can be incorporated into many domestic violence programs fairly easily and inexpensively. It has been shown to decrease women’s risk of re-abuse, and to increase their quality of life, level of social support, and ability to obtain the community resources they need.
Violence Against Women The Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence is a multidisciplinary group of faculty at Michigan State University committed to engaging in community-based, collaborative research and evaluation that is highly rigorous while also having significant practice and policy implications at local, state, national and international levels.