Fall 2011 Seminars

All seminars are in S209 Henderson Building, from 4-5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Prevention Research Center seminars will eventually be offered via Adobe Connect. Notice of their availability via this service will be distributed soon. Instructions

Fall 2011 Seminar Flyer [PDF]

September 7

Julie Dunsmore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, "Emotion Coaching and Emotion Regulation as Protective Factors for Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder" [abstract] [presentation]

September 14

Linda Dusenbury, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist to CASEL, Chicago, IL, "Bridging the Gap between the Dream and the Reality of Evidence-based Prevention: Issues of Implementation" [abstract] [presentation]

September 21

David M. Rubin, M.D., M.S.C.E., Pediatrician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); Senior Director, PolicyLab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice, and Policy; and Director, Research & Policy for Safe Place: Center for Child Protection & Health, CHOP, University of Pennsylvania, "Evaluating Evidence-based Programs Following Large-Scale Dissemination: A Case of the Nurse-Family Partnership"

September 28

Sigrun K. Ertesvåg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Centre of Behavioural Research, University of Stavanger, Norway, "Long-term Results of School-based Preventive Programs—Just a Sweet Dream?"  [abstract] [presentation]

October 5

No Seminar: Please Plan to Attend the 19th Annual Symposium on Family Issues, October 4–5, "Families and Child Health", Nittany Lion Inn, Penn State University Park Campus

October 12

C. Cybele Raver, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Human Development and Social Change, and Professor of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, "The Role of Adversity in Shaping Children's Self-regulation: Drawing from Experimental and Nonexperimental Evidence" [abstract] [presentation]

October 19

Rob Turrisi, Ph.D., Professor of Biobehavioral Health, and Lindsey Varvil-Weld, Doctoral Student, Department of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State, and Vicki Knox and Starrla Penick, MADD, "The Building of a Partnership Between Penn State and MADD for the National Implementation of the Power of Parents—It's Your Influence Program" [presentation]

October 27*

BENNETT LECTURE 2011

*(Note different date [Thursday] and location [Nittany Lion Inn, Board Room] )

 

Matthew Sanders, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre, University of Queensland, "Making a Public Health Approach to Parenting Support Really Work" [abstract] [lecture resource page] [CSC presentation] [Bennett presentation]

November 2

CO-SPONSOR, JUSTICE CENTER FOR RESEARCH, College of the Liberal Arts

Ross Homel, Ph.D., Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, "Implementing Crime Prevention: Good Governance and a Science of Implementation" [bio] [abstract] [presentation]

November 9

CANCELLED--No Seminar

Bruce Ellis, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and John and Doris Norton Endowed Chair in Fathers, Parenting, and Families, John & Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona, "The Evolutionary Basis of Risky Adolescent Behavior: Implications for Science, Policy, and Practice" [abstract]

November 14*

CO-SPONSOR, JUSTICE CENTER FOR RESEARCH, College of the Liberal Arts

*(Note different date [Monday], place [Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Memorial Lounge], and time [12–1:30 p.m.])

David Farrington, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological Criminology, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, “Randomized Experiments in Criminology: What Has Been Learned from Long-term Follow-ups?”  [bio] [abstract]

November 23

No Seminar— Thanksgiving Break

November 30

JOINT SESSION WITH THE METHODOLOGY CENTER

New Methods in Prevention and Treatment Research: Open House Poster Session at the Methodology Center, 204 E. Calder Way, Suite 400 [abstract]

December 7

Jonathan Foulds, Ph.D., Professor of Public Health Sciences & Psychiatry, and Cancer Control Program, Cancer Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, "Explaining Racial/Ethnic Differences in Initiation and Cessation of Cigarette Smoking" [abstract] [presentation]

December 8*

*(Note: this seminar is being offered in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building, from 3:30–4:45 p.m. )

Peter Wyman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, "Youth Suicide Prevention Delivered by Peer Leaders: Can Teen Leaders Shift Norms and Increase Connectedness via Social Network Messaging?" [abstract]