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Brighter Futures Grant Extends Work of Marquette Behavior Clinic

Released: 12/3/09

Marquette University's Behavior Clinic is the recipient of $75,000 in grant funding from the Wisconsin Brighter Futures Initiative. The grant funding will assist the Clinic in expanding its services to further prevent child abuse and neglect.

The Behavior Clinic offers free mental health services for families of children who are experiencing significant behavior and emotional problems. Brighter Futures funding obtained in 2009 allowed the Behavior Clinic to hire two new professional staff members, virtually eliminating their 30 family waiting list. To date, the Clinic has provided 1,098 in-home programming sessions for over 100 families resulting in a 78% decrease in children’s challenging behavior.

For more information about the Behavior Clinic, training opportunities for graduate students and the clinic's research, contact Dr. Robert Fox at robert.fox@marquette.edu or (414) 288-1469.


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