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Strengthening families using acommunity-based participatory approach

Cody Hollist, Ph.D.Principal Investigator

Families & Schools


Cody Hollist, associate professor of child, youth and family studies, is working with researchers in Brazil to address the needs of vulnerable youth and families in the Cachoeirinha neighborhood of Porto Alegre. The team is working closely with community members to develop sustainable interventions that strengthen families while using resources effectively. Hollist’s additional work in Brazil includes addressing substance use and trauma among teens in São Paulo and using a U.S. Fulbright award to study factors driving suicide and self-harm among the country’s young people.

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