Welcome to the CALMER Lab
The CALMER Lab is devoted to the mission of helping understand and improve the social, emotional, and academic development of children and adolescents, particularly those with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). More specifically, we are interested in examining youth and family factors such as comorbid disorders (anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, autism spectrum disorder, substance use) and parenting behaviors that predict better social and emotional outcomes. Additionally, our lab seeks to evaluate the acceptability and efficacy of the RELAX (Regulating Emotions Like An eXpert) Intervention. RELAX teaches coping, communication, and conflict management skills to adolescents, and works with parents to support their adolescents in effectively using these skills at home, school, and with peers.