Andrew Grogan-Kaylor's research focuses on scientific knowledge development and intervention research on children and families with the aim of reducing violence against children and improving family and child wellbeing. Grogan-Kaylor's current research projects examine parenting behaviors such as physical punishment and parental expressions of emotional warmth and support, and their effects on children's aggression, antisocial behavior, anxiety, and depression. He also examines the dynamic interplay of parenting behaviors and their effects on child health and mental health outcomes across socioeconomic contexts, neighborhoods, and cultures. Professor Grogan-Kaylor is the co-author of the most complete analysis to date of the outcomes associated with spanking: "Spanking and child outcomes: Old controversies and new meta-analyses." Grogan-Kaylor uses both U.S. based and international samples; advanced statistical modeling such as multilevel models and econometric methods; and software such as Stata, R, and GIS software. Much of his work involves working with Spanish speaking populations.
Research on children and families, including effects of corporal punishment; data visualization.
|(734) email@example.com||3846 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2000||PhD||Social Welfare||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|1996||MSSW||Social Work||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|1993||MA||Theology & Ethics||Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY|
|1987||BA||Cultural Anthropology||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|Mood-Lifters: a novel approach to mental wellness||Deldin, Patricia (PI)
Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, Sandra Graham-Bermann (Co-Is)
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Mood-Lifters: a novel approach to mental wellness
Approximately 57% of adults in the United States will develop a mental illness during their lifetime and 32% of adults live with a mental health condition at any given time. This has significant costs to society, government and industry with lost wages and disability payments estimated at $217 billion. There are over 55 million adults in the USA with a mental illness not receiving any treatment and millions of others receive substandard care. We created a program that shifts the paradigm in how wellness care in delivered from a clinic-based, clinician-run structure, to a scalable paraprofessionally administered, community-based, educational, wellbeing program called Mood Lifters. Mood Lifters is a 15-week self-referral program, where facilitators, who are not trained clinicians but rather professionals in a number of fields, are certified specifically in the psychoeducation provided by Mood Lifters to be inexpensive to deliver, scalable and evidence-based mental health care. Up to 15 participants per group will participate in weekly meetings that cover the teaching of evidence-based techniques that fall within five domains known to influence mental health - biology, cognitive, emotion, social processes, and behavior including evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and character Strengths (positive psychology). Clients are given a targeted set of goals (homework) for incorporating new wellness activities associated with the covered material into their lives and receive “points” for self-reported wellness behaviors during the intervening week. Mood Lifters has the potential to be used by multiple groups that work on wellness such as employers, social service providers, local Ys, community centers, schools or prisons. Unlike online programs, such as Mood Gym, Mood Lifters has social interaction and peer support, two essential components to successful self-referral programs. In addition the points manual that is used by participants has the essential component of using self-management to track their own behavior and outcomes while at home and at work. This grant will help us to take the the model program from the lab in the community as well plan to run 24 adult groups and 4 child groups next year testing the efficacy of the program.
|#Parenting Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop||Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew (Mentor)
Garrett Pace, Joyce Lee (Co-Is)
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#Parenting Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop
#Parenting is an interdisciplinary workshop that provides a forum for faculty and graduate students to address issues related to parenting research. The workshop aims to provide an intellectually stimulating environment that promotes cross disciplinary dialogue, information sharing, and collaboration between faculty and graduate students studying parenting. The workshop also aims to discover and apply various methodologies to the study of parenting. The topics of interest vary widely. For example, members of the workshop are interested in studying the intersection between parenting and social media, influence of genetics and social environments on parenting behaviors, and changes in parenting norms related to fatherhood. We had a very successful 2017-2018 academic year. We met biweekly with attendance typically ranging from seven to twenty per meeting. Our work together resulted in two papers being submitted to academic journals. Due to scheduling conflicts, we decided to take a break for the Fall 2018 semester. As we transition into the Winter 2019 semester, we are looking to renew the application for #Parenting RIW. We will continue to work with the same faculty sponsors and sponsoring department. One of the prior student coordinators, Joyce Lee, will serve another term as a student coordinator. A new coordinator, Garrett Pace, who is one of the founding members of the group and an active participant the previous year, will step up as another student coordinator. Joyce and Garrett will co-facilitate #Parenting RIW for Winter 2019.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106