The Connections Lab is a team of researchers, scholars, students, psychologists, alumni, and others interested in research to improve educational and mental health outcomes for the highest risk school children. We apply scientific methods to a variety of topics in education and psychology. All graduate students on the team are expected to develop their own research projects in support of the overall lab goals. The goal of the lab is to support innovative contributions to knowledge and clinical practice. Nearly all of our work is conducted in multiple languages. We have a strong international emphasis as our partners are in the US, Poland, and Brazil.