Texas Tech University

Human Development and Family Studies

 
 
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Positive Youth Development Lab


To change the world, my friend Sancho, is not madness nor utopia. It's JUSTICE!
~Miguel de Cervantes, 'Don Quixote'

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
~Hippocrates

Welcome to Dr. Trejos' Positive Youth Development (PYD) Lab!

Our research focuses on the importance of individual characteristics and contextual influences on youth developmental outcomes, risk-taking behaviors, well-being and resiliency. Our lab seeks to generate knowledge on youth in general with a focus on minority, immigrant, and international understudied youth populations. Our work is informed by multidisciplinary theories and based on cross-cultural/cross-national comparative mixed-methods (qualitative/quantitative), and Participatory Action Research (PAR).

What's the BUZZ?

  1. Child Abuse & Violence Prevention Week- Semana de Enfrentamento às Violências contra Crianças e Adolescentes, Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil, Video
  2. Human Sciences Professor Wins Fulbright Grant to Work with Brazilian Foster Kids
  3. Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences, "Two Fulbright Scholars Selected for 2017-2018 Cycle"
  4. Toxic stress in children and adolescents- Estresse Tóxico em Crianças e Adolescentes- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa e ao Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico do Maranhão, Brazil
  5. Texas Tech, Brazilian Researchers Examine Effects of Toxic Stress on Children's Brain Development
  6. Researchers examine effects of toxic stress on children's brain development-Science Daily
  7. Research Partnership TTU-Federal Institute of Santa Catarina-Universo IFC
  8. Texas Tech University International Affairs, "TTU Researchers Awarded Prestigious Colombian National Science Foundation Grant"
  9. Universidad de Antioquia News, "US Researchers win grant to study effects of violence on brains of Colombian Youth"
  10. Professor Working with School District to Implement New, Improved Sex Education

Join our PYD Lab

Our lab offers opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate students excited to gain "hands-on" research experience using mixed-methods (quantitative-qualitative data) and working with diverse national and international projects aimed at supporting positive youth development, resiliency and well-being.

Contact Dr. Trejos at elizabeth.trejos@ttu.edu / Office: (806) 834-6080

Contact

Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Ph.D.

C.R. Hutcheson Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Human Development & Family Studies
Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, MS 41230, Lubbock, TX 79409-1230