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Independent researchers in educational psychology, neurobiology, social welfare and youth development are investigating the effects of Transformative Life Skills (TLS) on vulnerable youth. This Research Council is headed by Niroga Institute Research Director Jennifer Frank, PhD, who is a Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center at the Pennsylvania State University.
Research Director Jennifer Frank, PhD
Dr. Frank completed her doctoral training in educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a specialization in the area of Prevention and Intervention Science. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs delivered in school settings. She is particularly interested in programs designed to promote the development of key Social-Emotional Learning skills in at-risk youth. In partnership with Niroga staff, she has begun to examine the effects of universal implementation of the Transformative Life Skills (TLS) curriculum on reducing stress and increasing self-control among inner-city high school students and incarcerated youth.