Institute for Community Research
NIDA New Haven

NIDA New Haven

NIDA New Haven

NIDA New Haven: Building Preventative Group Norms in Urban Middle Schools

This intervention study is developing, conducting and evaluating a new approach to drug and sex-risk prevention in urban middle schools. Working with students and teachers in New Haven, CT, the project compares the standard social development curriculum to one based upon collaborative learning, problem-solving and group consensus.

Project Staff

Susanne Fest, Ed.D., Ethnographer

Federico Cintron, M.A., Ethnographer

Michele Melley, M.A.,Research Associate

Jean J. Schensul, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Bonnie K. Nastasi, Ph.D. , Co-Principal Investigator


Please read the project abstract here.


Nastasi, B. “Life as a Researcher: The Role of a School Psychologist in a Research Setting.” The School Psychologist, Spring 2001, pp. 58-61