Fostering Healthy Relationships Project

   The Fostering Healthy Relationships project was a collaborative service-based project directed by Drs. Jamilia Blake, and Anita McCormick in the Spring of 2009.  The goal of the Fostering Healthy Relationships project was to collaborate with local schools in order to promote healthy peer relationships and positive relationships between students and faculty through research-based prevention, intervention, and consultative services. In addition to translating research into practice, a secondary goal of the Fostering Healthy Relationships program was to use the information gained from school-community partnerships to educate the scientific community on the feasibility and utility of proposed programming efforts. The goals of the Fostering Healthy Relationships project reflected TAMU Department of Educational Psychology’s commitment to transferring science into practice and partnering with schools to foster positive outcomes in youth. The FHR Project was funded by the NASP Children's Fund and was approved by TAMU IRB.  This project was completed in May 2009.  For information about the results of this study, please see a brief report summarizing the major findings of this study or presentations related to this work listed below. 

Blake, J. J. & McCormick, A. S. (2010, March).  Fostering Healthy Relationships: A program to reduce middle
         school bullying. Participant information exchange poster presented at the National Association of School
         Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Darensbourg, A M., Martinez, A., & Blake, J. J. (2010, March).  Teacher willingness to intervene in relational
         aggression in secondary school.  Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists
         Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.