Parents and Children Together- St. Louis (PACT-STL)

Trish Kohl, PhD; Vision for Children

The purpose of PACT-STL is to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies that prevent child maltreatment, reduce entry into the public child welfare system, and enhance the overall well-being outcomes of children and families. Funded through Vision for Children at Risk, Trish Kohl brings together grant partners, community service providers, family assistance programs, and healthcare organizations.

St. Louis Project LAUNCH

Nikole Lobb Dougherty, MA; Trish Kohl, PhD

The purpose of St. Louis Project LAUNCH is to promote the well-being of young children, from birth to 8 years of age, by addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of their development. The project will build on a previous project – Missouri Project LAUNCH to expand the geographic impact from two ZIP codes to all 18 ZIP codes in St. Louis City.


Reducing Abuse and Neglect Recurrence Among Young Foster Children Reunified With Their Families

John N. Constantino, MD; Gretchen Buchanan, PhD; Mini Tandon, DO; Carol Bander, JD; Melissa Jonson Reid, PhD

Pediatrics (2023) 152 (3): e2022060118.

Improving child behavior through parent training in child welfare services: A mixed-methods study of families receiving in-home services

Patricia L. Kohl,  Allison Dunnigan,  Lara Markovitz,  Megan Feely,  Ericka M. Lewis,  Kristen D. Seay,  Paul Lanier,  Nicole Fedoravicius,  Wendy Auslander,  Shenyang Guo,  Melissa Jonson-Reid

Children and Services Review (2023)

Early emotion development intervention improves mental health outcomes in low-income, high-risk community children

Laura Hennefield, Allison Dunnigan, Meghan Rose Donohue, Rebecca Tillman, Art McCoy, Gwendolyn Diggs, Patricia L. Kohl, Joan Luby

Child Psychiatry and Human Development (In press)

Maternal prenatal social disadvantage and neonatal functional connectivity: Associations with psychopathology symptoms at age 12 months

Max P. Herzberg, Ashley N. Nielsen, Rebecca Brady, Sydney Kaplan, Dimitrious Alexopoulous, Dominique Meyer, Jyoti Arora, Phillip J. Miller, Tara A. Smyser, Deanna M. Barch, Cynthia E. Rogers, Barbara B. Warner, Christopher D. Smyser, Joan L. Luby

Developmental Psychology