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Families Needed for Child Behavior Study

Child Behavior

If you have a child between the ages of 6-12,
call (315) 464-5619 for more information or sign up.
Each family member that participates is paid $50

About the Study

The Longitudinal Family/Molecular Genetic Study to Validate Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) is a research study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Our goal is to develop better ways to understand cognitive and behavioral development in childhood. We will be analyzing genes that can predispose individuals to childhood mental health disorders in order to aid in creating a more reliable diagnostic system and better inform treatment options.

We are recruiting children ages 6-12 and their biological parent(s).We are interested in both children who are experiencing mental health concerns, as well as children who are developing with no mental health concerns.

  • The research study procedure takes about 3 hours for the family.
  • Each participating family member will receive $50 (i.e. a family of four receives $200).
  • We will provide free parking or bus passes.
  • A report from the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), a behavioral symptom questionnaire, can be shared with your child’s primary care or mental health provider at no cost to you. See CBCL.

What Will Happen

The study visit will be held at the Institute for Human Performance (505 Irving Avenue in Syracuse) and will last approximately 3 hours. Visits are open to flexible scheduling, including weekends.

  • The visit will include collection of a blood sample for genetic analysis.
  • You and your child(ren) will complete a series of computer based tasks and questionnaires.
  • Each person will be paid $50 upon completion of blood draw and computer tasks.

To read more detailed information about the study visit, please view our parent permission consent form.