Main CFP Project
The California Families Project (CFP) is an ongoing longitudinal study of the health, development, and well-being of 674 Mexican-origin youth and their parents. The project was launched in 2006, when the youth were 10 years old. Annual assessments have occurred over the past 11 years, and Wave 12 is currently in progress.
California Babies Project
The California Babies Project is an ongoing longitudinal study that focuses on the subsample of CFP youth who have had babies of their own. The study examines the influence of contextual stressors (e.g., poverty, discrimination), parents' emotional and physiological reactivity, and patterns of parent-child interactions on the development of child self-regulation across the first three years of life.
Neurobiology of Depression
This study examines the influence of brain function and psychophysiology on risk for depression in a subsample of 280 CFP youth.
Healthy Aging Project
This study focuses on the health and well-being of the CFP parents. The goal of the study is to understand how Mexican-origin adults maintain their physical, emotional,and mental health as they grow older.