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Grace Cua MSW

Grace Cua
Designation
  • Research Specialist
Contact Information
  • gcua2 [at] uic.edu
  • (312) 413-8639
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:211

Grace Cua is a Research Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry and Graduate Student in the Educational Psychology program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on service use, sustainability, and cost effectiveness of alternative models for mental health services, specifically for undeserved children and families. Her most recent research project examines service use and the predictors of early engagement of a paraprofessional led home visiting program. She also is an Adjunct Lecturer at Jane Addams College of Social Work at UIC. Grace received her B.A. in Psychology from UIC (2010) and her MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work at UIC (2014).

Title Description Investigator(s) Category Status
Building Family Foundations (BFF) BFF was a prenatal to early childhood home-visiting program to support first-time Latino and African American young mothers in their transition to motherhood and adulthood. Community Based Children and Family Mental Health Services Research Program On-going
Partners Achieving School Success (PASS) PASS was a school based mental health prevention and early intervention program for children in pre-kindergarten through third grade.  Our team collaborated with four social service agencies on a school-based prevention and early intervention program for youth in K-3rd grade living in impoverished communities in Chicago (approximately n=700). Community Based Children and Family Mental Health Services Research Program Completed