LINKS Center


Leading Innovations for Neighborhoods, Kids, and Schools

The LINKS Center addresses the mental health needs of children living in urban poverty by advancing research and practice to support the inherent capacity of schools to promote children's mental health. The Center is based at the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It links research programs of leading investigators at the University of Virginia, the University of Tennessee, the Medical University of South Carolina, and New York University, along with leading programs in biostatistics and mental health practice. Dr. Bridget Hamre is working with Dr. Elise Cappella at NYU on the development of a consultation model for mental health providers in NYC schools, based in part on the MyTeachingPartner model of consultation.

Project Status: 2008-2013

Funding Source: National Institutes of Mental Health

Principal Investigator: Robert Pianta

  • Project Team
    Headshot of Robert C. Pianta
    Robert C. Pianta Batten Bicentennial Professor of Early Childhood Education, Founding Director, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning