Geisel School of Medicine Receives $3.2 Million Grant to Address Trauma in Children


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Kay Jankowski, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, will lead the project funded by the grant. (Photo courtesy of the Geisel School of Medicine)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families has awarded a $3.2 million grant to the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. The five-year grant will fund work at the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center aimed at improving the well-being of children struggling with traumatic experiences, depression, and disruptive disorders. Dartmouth received one of only eight grants awarded nationally.

Under the direction of Kay Jankowski, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine, the new Partners for Change Project created by the funding will be a partnership between Dartmouth researchers and the NH Division for Children, Youth and Families. The research team will develop a web-based assessment program to identify children with post-traumatic reactions and other mental health problems, and link these assessments to effective case planning and evidence-based treatments.

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