$199,000 awarded to research since 1985
The Foundation of Hope Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program (CHAAMP) is a new scientific research program within the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at UNC. It is focused on breakthrough research to transform the way we understand, prevent, and treat child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders. CHAAMP research can help expand knowledge of the child and adolescent brain, study cutting-edge treatment protocols, and lead the field in innovation. Accelerating this translational research can help develop new models for delivering mental health care across the entire developmental lifespan, from infancy and early childhood to middle childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood. By determining what places youth at risk for developing mental illnesses, CHAAMP can discover treatments that support recovery, identify effective approaches that can be designed and scaled to eliminate barriers, and meet the needs of families desperate for care.