Are you the caregiver of a middle school student? Help with a UNC Research Study!

We want to know how caregivers and adolescents talk to one another about alcohol!

  • Who can participate?:
    Any adolescent in 6th- 8th grade can participate with a caregiver who is over 18 years old and a legal guardian. (One adolescent & caregiver per family only.)
  • What would we do?:
    Adolescents and their caregivers answer questions separately on a computer about things like how you talk to one another, parenting, personality traits, alcohol and drug use, and beliefs about alcohol. Adolescent and caregiver answers are kept confidential from each other. We will also ask you to have a conversation about a family vacation, a stressor, and adolescent alcohol use as you would at home. The study will take about 1½ hours.
  • What would we get?:
    Both adolescents and caregivers receive $20 ($40 total per family) and are entered into a drawing based on chance in which each subject has equal odds of receiving a Kindle Fire!
  • Where is the study?:
    Our research lab is on the UNC campus. Appointments can be scheduled during after-school hours or on weekends!

If you are interested in participating, contact us at 919-843-7075!

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