About Us

Dr. Karen Milligan, Director, Child and Family Wellness Lab

Welcome to the Child & Family WISE lab, previously the Child Self-Regulation Lab!

We decided to re-name the lab in October 2020 given the critical evolution of our research program from a primary focus on individuals to a more holistic focus on children, parents, communities and systems that transact to impact wellness.

We continue to work with two main populations.

  1. Mothers who experience problematic substance use who are parenting young children.
  2. Children and Adolescents with learning disabilities and mental health challenges and their families.

Please click on the links above to learn more about our completed and current research studies!

Our team team includes post-doctoral and graduate students in clinical psychology and psychological science, undergraduate students, and research volunteers. We also are very fortunate to collaborate with numerous excellent researchers, community organizations, and community members, without whom our research would not be possible.

To meet our lab members click here

To meet our research collaborators and partners click here