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ABCD Social Development (ABCD-SD)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $2,020,000)

This proposal outlines the first 18 months of a prospective delinquency and victimization sub-study (the ABCD-Prosocial Development Study; ABCD-SD). The study is an add-on to the main Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study (ABCD). The aim of the study is to shed light on the associations between substance use exposure, delinquency and victimization, and the developing brain.

The ABCD-SD will collect data from 5 of the 20 sites of the main ABCD study, involving a projected total of nearly 3000 boys and girls, who will be on average 11-12 years-old at Time 1 of the main ABCD-SD Study. Interviews with juveniles and their parents will be conducted in clinical visits. Measurements are self-reported delinquency, personality disposition, victimization, sociopsychological, family, peer and neighborhood factors (risk and protective factors).

The first 6 months of the project is a preparatory phase; finalizing the assessment protocol, setting up collaboration systems with participating sites, NIJ, and the ABCD main study. Months 12-18 consist of data collection, quality control, reliability and validity checks, implementation fidelity follow up, and cleaning of data. In addition, preliminary analyses including the first wave of data will be conducted together with initial data from the main ABCD study.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2CFR 200.210(a)(14).

Date Created: September 29, 2017