Ongoing access to training and implementation resources enhances program sustainability.

Support your intervention or organization with a customizable resource center. A resource center can be its own site, part of an existing site, or part of a new DeLP, IMPACT, or Quest project.

Manage your resources.

A 3C resource center provides:

A variety of resource types:

Upload documents (text, PDF, and presentation files) and audio and video files, and link to external sites, articles, or videos that reinforce your site content. Base package includes up to 100 resources.

Searchable and filterable database:

You can organize content at a higher level, such as audience or key areas, and then categorize and tag resources so users can easily find what best meets their interests and needs. A resource can be listed under multiple categories and tags, and users can search and filter resources.

Easy-to-use admin dashboard:

Once your resource center is established, you can easily add and update resources through the secure Resource Center dashboard.

Access to usage metrics:

View and export data on which users are accessing which resources.

Collaborative Setup

3C will work with you to organize your resources and define your categories and tags. We’ll train you on the easy-to-use Resource Center dashboard so you can add and update resources to grow your center to meet user needs.

Featured Projects is an online training site hosted by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The site provides online training in a wide variety of topics to individuals interested in supporting the behavioral health of youth and their families.

For each training course, the Maryland Behavioral Health site includes a resource center where course users can access additional materials and content to support their learning.

The School Health Assessment and Performance Evaluation System (SHAPE System) site offers free, targeted resources to schools and school districts to help advance school mental health quality and sustainability. Users of the SHAPE resource center can sort resources by topic to hone in on specific quality, sustainability, and trauma goals.

The SHAPE System is hosted by the national Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The CSMH is committed to enhancing understanding and supporting implementation of comprehensive school mental health policies and programs.

The Ivymount Social Cognition Instructional Package (IvySCIP) is a comprehensive online system for supporting social and emotional learning in K-8 students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.

The resource center on IvySCIP supports educators in making data-based decisions regarding all phases of instruction, from assessment through IEP goal development, data collection, and progress monitoring.

The Ivymount Corporation mission is to enable individuals to achieve their highest level of development; to support families in their efforts to make intelligent, thoughtful choices with their children; and to be leaders in the community and the field of special education.


Chief of Research and Learning Content


Dr. Childress obtained her PhD in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to 3C Institute, she served as a research associate and a postdoctoral fellow in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working on a longitudinal imaging study aimed at identifying the early markers of autism through behavioral and imaging methodologies. She has 19 years of autism research experience, during which she has examined the behavioral, personality, and cognitive characteristics of individuals with autism and their family members. Dr. Childress also has experience developing behavioral and parent report measurement tools, coordinating multi-site research studies, and collecting data from children and families. She has taught courses and seminars in general child development, autism, and cognitive development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • autism
  • early development
  • behavioral measurement
  • integrating behavioral and biological measurement


  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (Institutional NRSA-NICHD), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PhD, developmental psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS, psychology (minor in sociology), University of Iowa

Selected Publications

  • Elison, J. T., Wolff, J. J., Heimer, D. C., Paterson, S. J., Gu, H., Hazlett, H. C., Styner, M, Gerig, G., & Piven, J. (in press). Frontolimbic neural circuitry at 6 months predicts individual differences in joint attention at 9 months. Developmental Science.
  • Wassink, T. H., Vieland, V. J., Sheffield, V. C., Bartlett, C. W., Goedken, R., Childress, D. & Piven, J. (2008). Posterior probability of linkage analysis of autism dataset identifies linkage to chromosome 16. Psychiatric Genetics,18(2),85-91.
  • Losh, M., Childress, D., Lam K. & Piven, J. (2008). Defining key features of the broad autism phenotype: A comparison across parents of multiple- and single-incidence autism families. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 147B(4):424-33.
  • Wassink, T. H., Piven, J., Vieland, V. J., Jenkins, L., Frantz R., Bartlett, C. W., Goedken, R., … Sheffield, V.C. (2005). Evaluation of the chromosome 2q37.3 gene CENTG2 as an autism susceptibility gene. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 136, 36-44.
  • Barrett, S., Beck, J., Bernier, R., Bisson, E., Braun, T., Casavant, T., Childress, D., … Vieland, V. (1999). An autosomal genomic screen for autism. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 88, 609-615. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-8628(19991215)88:63.0.CO;2-L
  • Piven, J., Palmer, P., Landa, R., Santangelo, S., Jacobi, D. & Childress, D. (1997). Personality and language characteristics in parents from multiple-incidence autism families. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 74, 398-411.
  • Piven, J., Palmer, P., Jacobi, D., Childress, D. & Arndt, S. (1997). Broader autism phenotype: Evidence from a family history study of multiple-incidence autism families. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154, 185-190.