Clarity Child Guidance Center (Clarity CGC) supports innovation and improvement in the field of children’s mental health. We participate in training and research programs that enhance the quality of our services as well as advance the prevention and treatment of mental illness.
Currently, we are partnering with clinical researchers on two major projects:
- In partnership with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s (UTHSCSA) Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, we are investigating how stimulant medication management and psychotherapy affect children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who also demonstrate aggressive behaviors. The project is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and is a multi-center collaboration with Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Glen Oaks, New York. Click here to read a recent article about the project.
- We are also collaborating with the Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory and Clinic and UTHSCSA’s Department of Psychiatry on a study to identify the factors that may reduce the risk of teen suicide and drug use. Teens receiving inpatient treatment at Clarity CGC are eligible to participate in the project and their participation is completely voluntary. Funding for this project is graciously provided by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).