Cindy Mels 2018-03-23T07:45:20+00:00

Cindy Mels

National Institute of Educational Evaluation – Uruguay

My research mainly focusses on social and emotional development in childhood and adolescence (social emotional skills, posttraumatic stress, internalizing and externalizing problems), in relation to specific ecological risk factors such as poverty and violence, and its relation to school climate, self regulated learning and academic achievement. Consistently working with mixed methods, my work has also included the developement, adaptation and validation of research instruments, the community-based development of interventions and the evaluation of its effectiveness.