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ABCD Social Development (ABCD-SD)

Award Information

Award #
2017-MU-CX-0044
Location
Awardee County
Allegheny
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2017
Total funding (to date)
$4,561,992

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).
CA/NCF

The ABCD Study is the largest longitudinal study of brain development and child health in the US, following approximately 10,000 children (ages 9-10) across 21 sites into their early adulthood years. The ABCD Study seeks to explore the standards of normal brain development across a young person’s life trajectory, as well as numerous facets of adolescent brain, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. In particular, there is limited understanding regarding the long term impact of substance abuse on the developing brain and later healthy outcomes. Delinquency and victimization represent two such serious adverse outcomes that are especially relevant for the adolescent developing brain that is particularly vulnerable and characterized by dramatic changes in structure and function. While it has been shown that substance use is strongly linked to these negative outcomes, the directions and longitudinal trajectory of these associations, the unique and additive effects of different substances, and underlying neurobiological mechanisms are unclear. The sub-study will address key questions on the interactions between substance use, brain development, delinquency, and victimization.

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

NCA/NCF

The ABCD Study is the largest longitudinal study of brain development and child health in the US, following approximately 10,000 children (ages 9-10) across 21 sites into their early adulthood years. The ABCD Study seeks to explore the standards of normal brain development across a young person’s life trajectory, as well as numerous facets of adolescent brain, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. In particular, there is limited understanding regarding the long term impact of substance abuse on the developing brain and later healthy outcomes. Delinquency and victimization represent two such serious adverse outcomes that are especially relevant for the adolescent developing brain that is particularly vulnerable and characterized by dramatic changes in structure and function. While it has been shown that substance use is strongly linked to these negative outcomes, the directions and longitudinal trajectory of these associations, the unique and additive effects of different substances, and underlying neurobiological mechanisms are unclear. The sub-study will address key questions on the interactions between substance use, brain development, delinquency, and victimization.

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

Date Created: September 29, 2017