Join the CARE Study!
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Please contact us if you have a 4-6-year-old child to join the CARE study!
PI: Susan Perlman, PhD
We are looking for kids whose parents are either experiencing separation/divorce OR have never experienced separation/divorce. If your family fits either of those descriptions, you might be eligible for the CARE study!
Please Note: Separating parents do not have to be legally married or legally divorced to be eligible for this study. We are interested in any family undergoing parental separation.
- Study includes MRI and fNIRS scanning (non-invasive, safe brain scans).
- Children play games and watch movies.
- The participating parent completes questionnaires.
- Children will receive a small prize and picture of their brain.
- Families earn up to $570 for full participation (3 visits over 18 months).
- Transportation provided or reimbursed.
Changes in family structure are a common occurrence across families with young children, and we are interested in learning more about how these experiences affect child development. This study has the potential to help us understand why some children adjust well to changes in in their families while others do not handle these changes very well. If we can get a better understanding of the short-term and long-term changes in children experiencing parental separation, we could use that knowledge to help kids in the future learn how to be resilient to these changes.
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