Our foundational science identifies key societal problems, such as poor social-emotional development, academic struggles, mental health issues, and substance use. These problems create challenges faced by individuals, families, schools, and communities; we respond by using rigorous scientific methods to develop, test, evaluate, and scale-up evidence-based, preventative interventions that effect real change in real lives.
Based on decades of scientific work, we develop interventions with the confidence that we can promote the best possible outcomes in the populations we serve. A hub for investment in prevention science, we work closely with key funding partners including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the US Department of Education. Many successful long-term initiatives, such as Family Foundations, PATHS®, and Power of Parents, have been developed as a result of these important partnerships.