The research faculty and staff associated with the Center have been involved in an array of research projects related to the missions of the Center. Click on each project’s title to the right to be directed to each project’s homepage.

One comprehensive and multifaceted research project is designed to investigate bullying. Areas of bullying of interest to the Center are school-based bullying, cyberbullying, and LGBT bullying.  Much of this work has been conducted in one urban school district and some of the primary components are:

  • Preventive intervention for students who have been victimized by bullies.
  • Individualized counseling for bullies.
  • Surveys and assessment instruments related to bullying.
  • Interviews of educators, professionals, and students.

For further information on the Bullying Project, visit the Bullying Project page or contact Dr. Kris Varjas:

Atlanta is a center of activities related to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). As a result, the Center is committed to engaging in research designed to address this challenging problem. We are working with local schools to conduct needs assessments and to develop and implement interventions designed to prevent CSEC and its negative effects.

For further information or questions regarding Project P.R.E.V.E.N.T., please visit the Project P.R.E.V.E.N.T. page or contact Dr. Ann Kruger:

The Success for All Students initiative provides strategies to help reduce:

  • Risk factors that can come between children and their ability to learn
  • Risk factors that can hinder children’s learning in classrooms and at home

Strategies include both prevention and intervention.

The initiative aims at providing:

  • Safe school environments and violence prevention
  • Social, behavioral and emotional supports for students
  • Social and emotional learning programs for early childhood
  • Alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention activities
  • School based mental health services.

The Center gets involved in a consultation role with the initiatives. The Center also provides evaluations, reports and support services to those counties involved.

For more information about the Success for All Students project contact:

Dr. Joel Meyers (
Executive Director