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ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

Stigma Projects

We have series of stigma projects that explore 1-social prototypes of heroin and alcohol addiction and 2-perceived causality of addiction. 

Collaborator: Bülent Turan (University of Alabama)

Coordinator: Begüm Ergün 


Youth Mentoring

We are examining the parental outcomes of youth mentoring and its association with positive youth development in Big Brother Big Sister Canada community based mentoring programs

Collaborator: David DuBois (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Coordinator: Ommay Aiman Safi 

Sibling Relationships in the Context of Alcoholism

This project aims to investigate family relationship dynamics among individuals with alcoholism and their siblings in Turkey. We compare and contrast their sibling position, systemic transactions, and mental health outcomes from a family systems perspective.

Collaborator: Suzanne Bartle-Haring (The Ohio State University)

Coordinator: Gizem Erdem

Program Evaluation to Improve Mental Health among Incarcerated Youth

This project funded by Science Academy Turkey Research Award and KU Seed Grant examines the impact of an evidence-based life skills training program on youth in prison. The project incorporates qualitative formative research, survey study followed by a randomized controlled trial.

Collaborator: Esra Ersayan (Koç University)

Coordinator: Hamit Levent Evci

Positive Youth Development & Peer Mentoring

This project examines the informal mentors and their role in promoting heathy youth development and prevention of aggression and heavy drinking. The project also examines the impact of peer mentoring via reports of mentors and mentees over 2 years.

Coordinator: Ommay Aiman Safi