Research and Program Evaluation

Current Research Projects

The multidisciplinary research team at the Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness (CBHW) focuses on participatory applied research in partnership with community agencies.  Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are utilized.

Through multiple local, state and federal grants, we can assist with applied projects such as:

  • Community-based needs assessments
  • Database creations and analysis
  • Survey development
  • Evaluation consultation and logic modeling
  • Program evaluation
  • Longitudinal research
  • Grant Writing

Click here for an Overview of our Current Research Projects

Click here for a List of Staff Publications and Presentations

Student Project: Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Fatherhood and Relationships

The goal of this study is to examine what effects male childhood sexual abuse can have on fatherhood identity development and relationship outcomes. Forming warm and loving relationships with others is an important process, and also one that is challenged when sexual abuse occurs during childhood development. This study hopes to contribute to our understanding of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and what difficulties they experience in forming close relationships. This is a particularly under-researched area of study, and yet male childhood sexual abuse is an ongoing issue in societies around the world.

If you are interested in participating in this study or want more information please contact Caleb Turmel at, or call me at 704-438-7852. Link to flyer.

Highlighted Project: Mentoring Matters

Mentoring Matters is a project to build capacity to provide evidence-based mentoring services to at-risk youth, particularly African-American and Latino boys. The goal is to create and support community-wide approaches to mentoring through the creation of a Hub of Excellence that will encourage collaborations and build the capacity and effectiveness of mentoring programs in the Greater Greensboro community. It is sponsored by United Way of Greater Greensboro.

     Mentoring Matters Resource Directory

     Best Practices Guide Brief: Elements of Effective Mentoring

     Best Practices Guide Brief: Training Effective Mentors