Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health

  • 1100 Washington Avenue S

    55415 Minneapolis

    United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

Failure to treat mental health issues in children has enormous costs for individuals and society. Though there have been major research breakthroughs in effective ways to serve our children, it can take decades for these techniques to make it into practice. ITR brings together researchers and professionals from many disciplines to bridge this gap between research and practice in order to better serve our children and communities.

WHAT WE DO

  • Conduct basic and translational research on effective mental health treatments.  ITR faculty have served over 1000 children and families in research studies.

  • Train those who work with children on the most effective mental health treatments. Each year, ITR serves over 8,700 children and families through Ambit Network, a National Child Traumatic Stress Network Community and Treatment Services Center.

  • Provide direct mental health services. The Family Innovations Counseling and Training Center at ITR provides evidence-based treatment interventions to low income, high-risk children and families.

  • Bring together leading interdisciplinary researchers in children’s mental health.  ITR has 14 faculty from 8 different departments across 5 colleges and fosters collaboration through regular faculty meetings, symposia, colloquia, networking events, and professional development

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Parenting Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Adjustment Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Mothers Medicine & Life Sciences
Parents Medicine & Life Sciences
Homeless Youth Medicine & Life Sciences
Cannabis Medicine & Life Sciences
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2003 2023

Research Output 2000 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Adolescent vaping and nicotine use in 2017–2018 — U.S. National estimates

Miech, R., Johnston, L., O’Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G. & Patrick, M. E., Jan 10 2019, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 380, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Health Policy
Nicotine
Vaping
3 Citations (Scopus)

Does Giving Parents Their Choice of Interventions for Child Behavior Problems Improve Child Outcomes?

Gewirtz, A., Lee, S. S., August, G. & He, Y., Jan 15 2019, In : Prevention Science. 20, 1, p. 78-88 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Child Behavior
Parents
Precision Medicine
Parenting
Research

Faster escalation from first drink to first intoxication as a risk factor for binge and high-intensity drinking among adolescents

Patrick, M. E., Evans-Polce, R. & Terry-McElrath, Y. M., May 1 2019, In : Addictive Behaviors. 92, p. 199-202 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drinking
Logistic Models
Students
Alcoholic Intoxication
Logistics