John Seeley Research

Open Grants

  • Postdoctoral Training Program in Prevention Science at the University of Oregon: Preparing Education Researchers to Prevent Social and Behavioral Problems in Schools
    Funding period: 2018–2023
    PIs: Dr. John Seeley, Dr. Beth Stormshak
    Funded by: Institute of Education Sciences
    Grant number: R324B180001
    Trainees gain expertise in prevention science and one of three training areas: interventions to reduce later risk and promote behavioral and academic success, evidence-based programs in real-world settings, and advanced research methods.
  • Prevention of Substance Use in At-Risk Students: A Family-Centered Web Program 
    Funding period: 2015–2020
    PIs: Dr. John Seeley, Dr. Beth Stormshak
    Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Grant number: R01 DA037628
    This study is examining whether a brief, tailored, web-based family- centered intervention for families of middle school youth can reduce behavioral risk, enhance parenting skills, improve family climate, and improve child outcomes.

Closed Grants

  • Ecological Approach to Family Intervention and Treatment
    Funding period: March 1, 2009– February 28, 2014
    PI: Dr. John Seeley (PI: Dr. Thomas Dishion, Arizona State University; Co-Is: Dr. Elizabeth Stormshak, University of Oregon; Dr. Keith Smolkowski, Oregon Research Institute)
    Funded by: Institute of Education Sciences
    Grant number: R324A090111
    This project began as a collaboration between Oregon Research Institute and the University of Oregon. Funded as a Goal 4 study, the primary aim was to scale up the Family Check-Up (FCU) model for schools across Oregon, test primary outcomes, and mea-sure implementation constructs. The FCU was adapted as the Positive Family Support program, now the school-based model for dissemination that integrates three levels of intervention. In Level 1, a family resource center provides in-formation and educational support for parents. In Level 2, home-to-school partnerships are created, and parents receive daily or weekly data about their child’s attendance, homework completion, and behavior. Level 3 includes the FCU, which is delivered to parents who need additional support and focuses on specific skill enhancement and home-to-school coordination of effective intervention strategies. School-level data about implementation and fidelity have been collected and will help us understand the factors that increase uptake and the success of large-scale, family-centered interventions in schools.