ACT Against Online Negativity Study
Are you the parent of a child ages 12-17 who has experienced negative online social interactions (e.g., mean comments, exclusion, or bullying online) in the past year and suicidal thoughts or behavior in their lifetime? Your child may be able to participate in a study to help develop an intervention to reduce negativity in online spaces and prevent suicide risk. Compensation is provided.
The MEET Study - Preschooler with Autism
Are you the parent of a 3 or 4 year old with autism? The Center of Excellence for Autism Research at Pitt is conducting a research study on how parents and children manage everyday emotional challenges. We hope this study will help us understand the challenges that parents and their children face managing big emotions. Compensation and travel expenses are provided.
Digital Therapeutics for Behavior Problems Study
Is your child between the ages of 5 and 8? You and your child may be able to participate in a research study to help us understand if a smartphone app is an effective way for parents and children with behavior problems to learn and use skills.
Social Media Assessment of Risk in Teens 2 (SMART2) Study - Healthy Controls
Is your child between the ages of 10-17 without a recent suicide attempt? You and your child may be able to participate in a study that aims to learn more about how social media use affects youth mental health.
Teen SCREEN Research Study – Suicidal Thoughts/Attempt or Self-Harm
Are you the parent of a 12-17 year old girl who struggles with suicidal thoughts/attempt or self-harm? She may be able to participate in a study to better understand how teens’ social media experiences, other social interactions, and the brain influence emotional health. This study involves completing clinical interviews, questionnaires, at-home assessments, an in-person visit and an MRI scan.
EDI-Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Study – 4-8 year olds
Are you the parent of a 4–8-year-old with autism spectrum disorder? You and your child may be able to participate in a study to help validate an assessment called the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory (EDI), through functional near-infrared spectroscopy technology (fNIRS). Participants will complete assessments and play computer games while they wear a cap on their head to measure brain activity.