Parent and Child Emotions Study (PACES)

PACES is a study aimed at learning more about how children manage their emotions. We also hope to learn new ways for parents to help their children learn these skills. This can be especially important for families who have experienced stress.

To do this, we are inviting parents who have experienced something very stressful and their children (between the ages of 9-12 years old) to participate in a research study. Parents must be 18 years or older, and both children and parents must be able to answer study questions in English.

What Is Involved?

  • Participation takes place remotely from your home right now: Adults complete an on-line survey about your and your child’s experiences and emotions. Kids answer questions about their emotions and how they manage them during an on-line video chat with a member of the study staff.
  • In about 6-12 months: You and your child will be invited to our lab to meet with study staff for an in-person visit to complete additional questionnaires and participate in activities together.
  • Your family will receive $50 in gift cards to Walmart or Target for completing the on-line portion and an additional $100 in gift cards for the in-person visit.

Want to find out more? Contact the PACES Team at 860-523-6458 or at

Are you eligible? Answer our questions and find out in minutes!