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Funding News - Interventions for Child Abuse and Neglect

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NINDS invites grant applications for research on interventions for child abuse and neglect. This announcement is made together with 8 other NIH components, the Administration for Children and Families, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Child maltreatment has been recognized as a serious public health problem for some time. It may result in serious problems across development. Victims of child abuse and neglect are as likely to develop physical illness as mental illness. The purpose of this announcement is to encourage research on understanding effective strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect, and finding ways to lessen the biological and behavioral effects of child abuse and neglect on its victims.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Debra Babcock, Program Director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-9964; email: For a more detailed description of this program announcement, visit