Student Research Opportunity

Social Work - Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding

Evaluation of Project BRIGHT II (Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together) — SUMMER OPPORTUNITY
Project BRIGHT II is an intervention designed to address traumatic stress in children ages birth to 7 and their parents in recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD), at 3 Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) in Massachusetts. Project BRIGHT II employs Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), which aims to build new understandings and behaviors within families that promote developmental progress, resilience, and emotional stability.
The BU evaluation study will evaluate Project BRIGHT II’s program activities, interventions, methods, and implementation to assess the project’s overall effectiveness. Project BRIGHT II evaluation staff are currently collecting data on the child development, history and symptoms of trauma in both parent and child, and parental stressors, which will be used as part of the evaluation. Data collected during the evaluation study will contribute to a greater clinical understanding of the impact of trauma on children and to the development of effective evidence-based practice models.


Research assistants (RAs) are needed to assist with this evaluation project during the summer and/or fall of 2013. The RAs on this project will be entering data into SPSS, transcribing interviews, and cleaning data and transcripts. There will also be other opportunities to become involved in the project in a variety of ways.

Time Commitment/Contact

At least 10 hours per week over the summer. 5-10 hours per week for the fall. Please send your resume and a letter of interest to