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Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties
Date:4/14/2014

er problem that exists in South Africa, as well as here, is that once you've identified children with emotional behavior problems, then what do you do with them? That's the next step. It's all good and well if you are identifying them. That's what we are looking at now, but I don't think CBOs and church-based organizations always know how to intervene with kids if they were able to identify them."

She is currently working on and researching interventions that can be adapted for community-based interventions and address the needs of identified children.

The research team included professor Lochner Marais, the Centre for Development Support at the University of Free State, in conjunction with Donald Skinner, director of the Research on Health and Society at the University of Stellenbosch. Marais and Molefi Lenka led a team of four fieldworkers in South Africa.

Sharp earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and has received early career awards, including a National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression's Young Investigator Award and the University of Houston Research Excellence Award. She has received research grants for her work on psychological disorders in children and adolescents from the National Institutes of Health and various agencies.

She is a prolific writer, having extensively published papers and book chapters. She is lead editor of "Social Cognition and Developmental Psychopathology" and co-author of "Midbrain Mutiny: The Picoeconomics and Neureconomics of Disordered Gambling" and the upcoming "Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents" (May 31, 2014).

She also serves as director of research for The Menninger Clinic's Adolescent Treatment Program and principal investigator of The Menninger's adolescent outcomes project.


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Contact: Melissa Carroll
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University of Houston
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