This lab is directed by Lindsey M. Weiler, PhD, LMFT, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota.
We develop, test, and optimize psychosocial interventions for children and families, including those exposed to adversity and trauma. Most of our work leverages relational intervention approaches to promote positive outcomes.
We apply multiple frameworks, including developmental and community psychology, family systems, & ecological theories, and use multiple methods to uncover answers about the strategies that are most effective in preventing or treating mental health problems and trauma symptoms. We evaluate outcomes and tailor interventions according to the unique risk and protective factors of the individuals and/or population being served.
Our ultimate goal is to promote positive youth and family development through the use of theoretically-grounded, evidence-based interventions that can be sustainably and effectively implemented in the community.