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Study of the Effectiveness of Primary Project

16 March 2023 |

The purpose of this study is to conduct a randomized controlled trial of Primary Project using current scientific standards to determine the effectiveness of the school-based intervention. There is a convincing body of research demonstrating that Primary Project works to improve school adjustment difficulties in young children (see Cowen et al., 1996 for a review ). However, any intervention requires continuous research, especially as changes occur over time within school, community, and social contexts. We are conducting this implementation and impact study of Primary Project to assure that Primary Project continues to promote children’s healthy school adjustment and positive outcomes. This is a critical study to update our research base on the effect of Primary Project for children.

Interested in being involved in Primary Project research? Contact Erinn Duprey at

1Cowen, E.L., Hightower, A.D., Pedro-Carroll, J.L., Work, W.C., Wyman, P.A., Haffey, W.G. (1996). School-based prevention for children at risk: The Primary Mental Health Project. Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.

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