Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program

Student Profiles

Charlotte Elder

Area of Doctoral Study: Human Services Psychology
Undergraduate Institute: Goucher College

Research Advisor: Cindy Schaeffer, Ph.D.

Description of Research

I am a clinical child psychology student currently doing research evaluating both a home based intervention program for juvenile delinquents/offenders and their families and a girl’s substance abuse program for Baltimore County. My personal interests include how father involvement serves as a protection from negative outcomes in different areas of child development, and prevention and intervention of childhood aggression.  At this time I am analyzing data on the relationship between father involvement and academic achievement, substance use, mental health, and delinquency in a diverse population of delinquent adolescents.
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