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Dr. Lori Day, G-’08 & PhD ’10, a professor  in the Department of Psychology in the School of Human Services and Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant will support the Project Center for Advancing Trauma Informed Care for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. The center will be led by Dr. Day in collaboration with researchers and clinicians specializing in mental health and language development. The project will support the creation of a Treatment and Service Adaptation Center at Gallaudet, where mental health interventions that are trauma-focused will be adapted, taught, and implemented for deaf and hard of hearing children, adolescents, and their families. 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration was established in 1992 by an Act of Congress. It is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.

Details of the award are as follows:

Dr. Lori Day, Principal Investigator, School of Human Services and Sciences
Center for Advancing Trauma Informed Care for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Award No.: 1H79SM085059-01
Dollar amount of federal funds awarded:  $580,813 from September 30, 2021 through September 29, 2022
Percentage total cost of the program financed with federal funding: 100%
Percentage and dollar amount of the total costs funded by non-governmental sources: 0%

Congratulations, Dr. Day!

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