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Deborah Moon received a CDC new investigator award


Deborah Moon, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, received a Mentored Research Scientist Career Development award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the effects of a community-based maltreatment prevention program for parents.

The study, which is titled Connected through Coaching for Flourishing Families, is a collaboration with researchers from the Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. Based on a randomized controlled trial, the researchers will examine how coaching for parents might impact family protective outcomes. The program, called the Family Success Network, is being pilot in three rural Ohio counties.

With a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, Moon’s research focuses on developing, adapting, implementing and evaluating interventions designed to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and promote mental health among marginalized families in under-resourced communities.