Current Projects

The CLS-R-FUERTE project in Mexico. Neurodevelopmental disorders of inattention and disruptive behavior, such as Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), are among the most common youth mental health conditions across cultures. An efficacious and feasible solution to improving affected youth’s ADHD/ODD is training existing school clinicians to deliver evidence-based intervention with fidelity. Converting interventions and school clinician training programs for fully-remote delivery allows for more flexibility, accessibility, affordability, scalability, and promise for ongoing consultation than in-person options. Thus, our project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute of Health Fogarty International Center (NIH-FIC) seeks to:

Aim 1) Conduct an open-trial of the fully-remote CLS-R-FUERTE program and make iterative changes

Aim 2) Build research capacity in Mexico for scalable intervention and training programs

Aim 3) Compare the fully-remote CLS-R-FUERTE program vs. care-as-usual in an 8-school clustered Randomized Controlled Trial

For more information on the CLS-R-FUERTE project, visit:

Publications from this project:

Haack, L. M., Pfiffner, L. J., Darrow, S. M., Lai, J., Alcaraz Beltrán, D. K., Beltrán, J. U. M., Moreno Candil, E., Delgado García, K., Arriaga Guerrero, M. F., Ledesma Saldaña, D. M., Urquídez Valdez, M. E., & Araujo, E. A. (2023). Enhancing accessibility and scalability of school-based programs to improve youth attention and behavior: Open feasibility trial of the remote CLS-R-FUERTE program in Mexico. School Psychology (epub ahead of print). DOI: 10.1037/spq0000580