Adriana Weisleder is using her APF Koppitz grant to explore ways Spanish-speaking parents can enrich their children’s learning.
be able to focus not just on efficacy, but
efficiency of treatment delivery,” he says.
Assessing suicide risk
Temple University psychology student
Kelly A. O’Neil was studying youth with
anxiety disorders at Temple’s Child and
Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic
when she spotted a trend. “Some of my
clients who had an anxiety disorder,
but not depression, were talking about
suicide,” she says. “These were 8-, 9- and
10-year-olds talking about wanting to
die or wishing they were dead.”
O’Neil is using her Koppitz grant
to study whether anxiety disorders put
children and teens at an increased risk
for suicidal ideation. She’s also hoping
to pinpoint potential predictors of
suicidality in anxiety-disordered youth.
The preliminary findings indicate that