Christina Groark

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Christina Groark

Christina Groark

University of Pittsburgh
LL104 Lexington
400 North LL104 Lexington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Phone: 412-383-2303
Email: cgroark@pitt.edu

Instructor

School Affiliations


Recent Grants

  • Howard Heinz Endowment to the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development. Principal Investigator, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development; to provide core services of dissemination, training, services, program evaluation, and networking in areas pertaining to children, youth, and families: Howard Heinz Endowment [$500,000 (2011-2013), $500,000 (2005-2007), $300,000 (1999-2001), $300,000 (1995-1998), $400,000 (1992-1994), $525,000 (1989-1992); R.K. Mellon Foundation $300,000 (2010-2013), $300,000 (2004-2006), $600,000 (2001-2004), $300,000 (1998-2000)].
  • Pennsylvania Project LAUNCH. The purpose of LAUNCH is to provide support for the creation of infrastructure to support services for low-income children from conception to eight years of age and their families.
  • Principal Investigator, Kazakhstan Adoption Support Program, to prepare children, staff, and families for deinstitutionalization and adoption. Ana Uyi [$300,000]
  • University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development. Principal Investigator; to provide core services of dissemination, training, services, program evaluation, and networking in areas pertaining to children, youth, and families: Howard Heinz Endowment [$500,000 (2011-2013), $500,000 (2005-2007), $300,000 (1999-2001), $300,000 (1995-1998), $400,000 (1992-1994), $525,000 (1989-1992); R.K. Mellon Foundation $300,000 (2010-2013), $300,000 (2004-2006), $600,000 (2001-2004), $300,000 (1998-2000)].
  • United Way Children and Youth Impact . In early 2014, The United Way of Allegheny County (United Way) convened an advisory committee and engaged the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development (OCD) to facilitate the process of illumining community needs in the area of financially struggling adults and families and identify the best investments and strategies that would have the greatest impact in the 2015-2018 investment cycle. [$60,000]
  • Social support and stress in Chinese American Parents of Children with Development Disabilities

    Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
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Recent Publications

  • Hawk, B. M., McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O.I., Nikiforova, N.V. (in press). Caregiver Sensitivity and Consistency and Children's Prior Family Experience as Contexts for Early Development within Institutions. Infant Mental Health Journal.
  • Julian, M. M., McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O. I., & Nikiforova, N. V. (2018). The development of children adopted to the USA following a social-emotional intervention in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) institutions. Applied Developmental Science, 21 (1), 1-21. doi: 10.1080/10888691.2017.1420480
  • Chernego, D. I., McCall, R. B., Wanless, S. B., Groark, C. J., Vasilyeva, M.J., Palmov, O.I., Nikiforova, N. V., Muhamedrahimov, R. J. (2018). The Effect of a Social-Emotional Intervention on the Development of Preterm Infants in Institutions. Infants & Young Children, 31 (1), 37-52. doi: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000108
  • McCall, R. B., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Groark, C. J., Palmov, O. I., Nikiforova, N. V., Salaway, J. L., & Julian, M. M. (2016). The development of children placed into different types of Russian families following an institutional intervention. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 5, 255-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ipp0000060
  • McCall, R. B., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Groark, C. J., Palmov, O. I., Nikiforova, N. V, Salaway, J., & Julian, M. M. (2016). The development of postinstitutionalized versus parent-reared Russian children as a function of age at placement and family type. Development and Psychopathology, 28(1), 251-64. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579415000425
  • Pennsylvania Project LAUNCH Environmental Scan. The purpose of LAUNCH is to provide support for the creation of infrastructure to support services for low-income children from conception to eight years of age and their families. Such The promotion and prevention activities are to be focused on family support and parent education, mental health and social-emotional wellness, early care and education, primary care, and systems development.
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