The Resting Child Brain, CAPS Study Follow-Up

The overall objective for this project is to map the extent to which a highly-effective parenting intervention, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), impacts the functional brain organization of high-risk, maltreatment-exposed children. The project builds on the parent grant by analyzing existing biobehavioral data on children’s regulatory control (i.e., RSA, EEG), as well as observational coding of parenting quality across three waves pre, mid, and post- intervention. Newly collected resting state-fMRI data from children together with the rich biobehavioral data collected in the parent grant will allow us to characterize PCIT vs. control group-based differences in children’s functional brain connectivity, associations of individual differences in connectivity profiles with changes in children’s regulatory control, and the impact of differential improvements in parenting on children’s neural connectivity.

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