News from FABBS

Researcher Studies Black Fatherhood and Mental Health to Improve Youth Developmental Outcomes

June 9, 2022 

Key Findings 

Accessibility of mental health services must be improved for Black families and children.
Black fathers often feel excluded from many early child services.
Emphasizing engagement with Black fathers in child services has positive impacts on the father and child.


I saw the sheer brilliance and potential in these children, but also the significant hurdles they would have to overcome. I thought, if I’m seeing it, why should I not do

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Surviving puberty: Researcher Looks Broadly at Early Life Experiences and Genetics to Help Identify Children Who May Benefit from Clinical Interventions as They Approach Adolescence

July 15, 2021
Puberty and adolescence are tough times for most.  But for some teens, and even pre-teens, these years are particularly grueling and even dangerous because of factors out of their control and as far back as gestation.

Kristine Marceau, PhD




Kristine Marceau —never one to shy away from tough questions — often finds herself training a wide lens on influences that result in some teenagers engaging in unhealthy

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