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August 11, 2020

Video: Feinberg discusses Family Foundations, successful parenting teamwork with HHD alumni

PRC Research Professor Mark Feinberg shared his expertise in family-focused prevention research with College of Health and Human Development alumni in the July 2 edition of the College’s "HHD on Location: Home Edition" webinars, titled “How Parents Can Team Up to Bring Down Stress, Emotional Problems, and Family Conflict.”  

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August 10, 2020

EPIS leads evidence-based prevention of youth recidivism in PA

A recent validation study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Florida International University suggests that the implementation of the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP™) has positive results for Pennsylvania juvenile justice services, finding that improvement in SPEP™ scores between initial assessment and reassessment is associated with better recidivism outcomes. The study is the first to encompass all four dimensions of service provider program operations covered in a SPEP™ assessment, all of which have been shown to predict reduced youth recidivism: 

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August 06, 2020

Parental warmth on high-conflict days helps teens to feel loved

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — While parent-teen conflict is inevitable, parents expressing warmth and support on high-conflict days can bolster how much their teen feels loved, according to a study conducted by Gregory Fosco, Penn State associate professor of human development and family studies and associate director of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center.

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July 28, 2020

PRC funding available for graduate student research related to anti-racism

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) announced today a call for proposals for funding Penn State graduate student research that focuses on health and challenges faced by diverse and oppressed populations, with preference given to projects that develop or adapt an intervention to reduce systemic racism, or promote antiracist practices and culture. Funds in the amount of $300-$2000 may be requested to support research expenses. Graduate students requesting funding to support their dissertation work will be given priority. Students enrolled in any Penn State Ph.D. program are eligible to apply. The application deadline is August 21, 2020, and funding decisions will be made by September 10, 2020.

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July 22, 2020

Post-9/11 veterans with moral injury are having trouble connecting to others

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A recent study, led by researchers at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State, is the first to examine the relationship between moral injury and social well-being over a long period of time. The study included nearly 10,000 veterans who were followed for three years.

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