In its outreach, the DESC Lab serves as an academic partner to Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency in an evaluation of its new community-based intervention designed to promote children’s resilience and recovery from adverse childhood experiences in rural communities. The DESC Lab bridges basic and applied research to investigate parents’ and children’s early adverse experiences, coping resources, and health to help prevent intergenerational cycles of maltreatment, trauma, and illness.

“Anything that we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job. Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds.”

-Mr. Rogers-