Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program


The overarching goal of the ELSPAP program is to prevent the aftermath of traumatic stress and/or anxiety in young children and adolescents and to ameliorate these effects in youth already demonstrating functional impairment.

We set out to reach this goal through a tripartite approach that anchors in professional and public awareness.  The program’s activities center on; a) research on the identification of biological and sociological risk factors for stress and anxiety vulnerability; b) development, application and dissemination of innovative treatment interventions and approaches and c) community engagement.

Our Mental Health Dissemination and Innovation Initiative facilities our community engagement efforts through the following projects:

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