MOSAIC Social Welfare Projects

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Social Welfare Projects


The goal of this project was to synthesize the literature on the effects of prevention programming on reducing cyberbullying perpetration and victimization. The search yielded over 50 studies and 100 effect sizes. The results of the meta-analysis revealed that programming is moderately effective in reducing cyberbullying.

Project Director:  Joshua Polanin

Project Investigators:  Joshua Polanin

Subject:  Social Welfare, School Safety

Population:  Elementary school (Grades 1 – 5), Middle school (Grades 6 – 8), High school (Grades 9 – 12)

Project Type:  Meta-analysis, Systematic literature review

The goal of this project is to synthesize all evidence from juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) to determine the implementation components associated with the best outcomes and to supplement this understanding with research from related fields and interventions serving the same target population. AIR developed a systematic, transparent, evidence-based protocol to review and translate the extant research about juvenile drug courts and related interventions into comprehensive, reasonable, actionable, understandable, and measurable guidelines.

Project Director:  Roger Jarjoura

Project Investigators:  Patricia Campie, Jake Sokolsky

Subject:  Social Welfare, Juvenile Justice

Population:  Teens (ages 13 – 17), Adults (ages 18+)

Project Type:  Meta-analysis, Systematic literature review

Combating Violence Against Children in Haiti Program

The goal of this project was to support the strategic interest of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Haiti to strengthen the protection of vulnerable children. AIR conducted a systematic review of existing literature, including community-based anthropological and ethnographic research, mapping of broadcast and social media followers and influencers, and rapid evaluations of existing child protection activities.

Project Director:  Amy R. West

Subject:  Social Welfare

Population:  Children (ages 3 – 12)

Project Type:  Systematic literature review

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Child and Family Wellbeing Global Scan

The goal of this project was to investigate the issue of child well-being from different national contexts and to identify implications for programs and policies in the United States. AIR examined examples of programs and policies that contribute to child well-being from six national contexts, including early childhood education in Australia, childhood obesity in Brazil, youth tobacco misuse in Canada, public education in Finland, youth suicide in Japan, and breastfeeding in South Africa.

Project Investigators:  Angelica Herrera, Scott Pulizzi

Subject:  Social Welfare, Child & Family Wellbeing

Population:  Early Childhood Education/Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Elementary school (Grades 1 – 5), Middle school (Grades 6 – 8), High school (Grades 9 – 12)

Project Type:  Systematic literature review

Development of Standardized Measure to Assess Disparate Contextual Forms of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

AIR conducted a literature review on violence and incarceration. The goal of the project was to better understand the relationship dynamics and to develop typologies around violence.

Project Director:  Melissa Scardaville

Project Investigators:  Melissa Scardaville

Subject:  Social Welfare, Violence, Incarceration

Population:  Adults (ages 18+)

Project Type:  Systematic literature review