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The Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) is an applied research program dedicated to improving the evidence base on the epidemiology of mental health problems, family functioning, and intervention research to develop and test mental health services for children and families affected by multiple forms of adversity, including infectious disease, poverty, and armed conflict.The RPCA is funded by NIH, the World Bank, USAID, and private foundations.  Research projects are based here in the U.S. as well as in Sierra Leone and Rwanda. To learn more about ongoing and completed projects please visit our What We Do page. To learn more about current opportunities, please find more information below.