Dr. Cascardi Dr. Cascardi’s research aims to improve measurement of adolescent relationship abuse from early adolescence into young adulthood. Her work also focuses on trauma, attachment and social information processing theories that contribute to risk for aggressive behavior in romantic relationships. Ultimately, this work aims to inform intervention to prevent intimate partner violence. Other related projects include prevention of sexual assault on college and high school campuses using bystander education. Dr. Cascardi provides consultation for forensic assessment in family and civil law.