2023 - 2025
This project will develop a prototype for a father-teen online program to support health-promoting communication about sex and relationships, and evaluate the program’s acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy.
2023 - 2027
This project will longitudinally evaluate the effectiveness of Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works, a comprehensive sex education program for high school students, which is grounded in social emotional learning and family engagement.
2017 - 2019
Family communication about sex can reduce risky sexual behaviors, but most studies focus only on the teen-parent dyad.
2020 - 2022
This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, explored teens’ communication with their fathers about sex and relationships in order to support the development of an effective intervention.
2020 - 2020
This study compared parents’ communication with their teens about sex and dating, and their monitoring of their teens’ behavior, before and during COVID-19.
2017 - 2018
This project focused on how young adolescents use social media and the related health effects.
2016 - 2018
This study addressed the potential of maternal and paternal parenting processes to reduce high risk of early sex and teen pregnancy for offspring of teen parents.
2013 - 2019
This project was a supplement to the Sexual Violence Case Attrition Project with a specific focus to examine in greater detail the impact of sexual assault forensic testing (rape kits) on key decision points and outcomes.
2019 - 2021
This study was the first in-depth, longitudinal examination of teen-parent sexuality communication over three periods of adolescent developmental.