School Connection Study: Assessing the Feasibility and Efficacy of a Social-Emotional Learning Program for Urban Youth

PIs: Dr. Cindy Y. Huang and Dr. Sonali Rajan


Our study is designed to 1) assess the fidelity and corresponding feasibility of implementing a creative SEL-driven classroom-based program, NaliniKIDS, among a sample of elementary school students and 2) understand the effectiveness of this program on student behaviors, student empathy, and the school’s climate.

Learn more about the NaliniKIDS program here:

Assessing the Cultural Relevance of an Evidence-Based Parenting Intervention for Asian Immigrant Families

PI: Dr. Cindy Y. Huang


Our study is designed to examine Asian parents' perceptions on the cultural relevance of a parenting program designed to help improve children's emotional and behavioral problems through changing parenting behaviors. We hope to better understand ways to make parenting programs more appropriate for Asian parents and their children in the future.

To qualify, you must be:

  • Over 18 years of age

  • Legal guardian of a child between the ages of 9-17 years old

  • Identify as East Asian born outside of the U.S. and have immigrated to the U.S.

  • You may complete the interview in English, Mandarin or Cantonese

If interested, please fill out our survey linked on our Join a Study page!

Participants will be asked to complete an interview with one of our research team members and will be compensated with a $20 gift card for their time.

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