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The Power of Partnerships: Research Evidence and Strategies for Success

Presenters: 

Susan M. Sheridan, PhD, is the George Holmes University Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series -- What does research tell us about the role of parents in supporting their child’s behavior and academic performance? This presentation will define partnerships between families and schools; describe what is necessary for partnerships to be effective; explore benefits for students, parents and teachers; and discuss best practice recommendations. Susan M. Sheridan, PhD, is the founding Director of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools. She studies the important role of families and family engagement in children’s social-behavioral adjustment and academic success, and the far-reaching benefits of partnerships between families and schools.

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November 1, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Location: 

Room 160E, Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Methodology Workshop: introduction to the Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-2)

Presenters: 

The workshop will be led by Kathleen McAuslin, who has been administering the BDI-2 on a weekly basis for over 5 years as a Developmental Specialist, Service Coordinator and Intake Coordinator for the ServiceNet REACH Early Intervention Program. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Severe Special Needs from Boston College and has worked in the direct care and teaching of children in homes, daycares, schools, hospitals, residential facilities and international orphanages.

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May 4, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Fees: 

Free

Registration Info: 

Contact awoodman@psych.umass.edu to register. Refreshments will be provided.

The workshop will offer an introduction to the Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-2). Participants will learn about the contexts in which the BDI-2 is used as well as how to administer and score the BDI-2. Participants will watch sample videos of administration and have the opportunity to practice with the testing kit. This workshop is ideal for graduate students who may use the BDI-2 for research or assessment purposes.

 

Location: 

Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall

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MCS Workshop

CANCELLED--Reducing Chemical Risks to Families: Linking the External Chemical Exposure to Biological Effects and Reduction in Adverse Health Outcomes

Presenters: 

Damian Shea, PhD
Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
Department of Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University

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Damian Shea
April 26, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series — The Center for Research on Families welcomes Damian Shea, PhD who will present "Reducing Chemical Risks to Families: Linking the External Chemical Exposure to Biological Effects and Reduction in Adverse Health Outcomes." 

We are exposed to thousands of chemicals every day through the water we drink, the air we breathe, the food we eat and our contact with other contaminated substances. 

Location: 

Room S340, Life Sciences Lab

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Center for Health Equity Research Launch Event With Guest Speaker Dr. David Williams

Registration Info: 

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April 26, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

Presenters: 

DAVID R. WILLIAMS, PhD, MPH, is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. Previously, he taught at Yale University and the University of Michigan. His internationally recognized scholarship examines the complex ways in which socioeconomicstatus, stress and racism affect health. The Everyday DiscriminationScale he developed is among the most widely used measures of discrimination in health studies around the world. Elected to the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has been ranked as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. He holds an MPH from Loma Linda University and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

Location: 

10th Floor, Amherst Room Campus Center

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Lectures and Conferences
UMass Events

Knowing Your Risks: The Effect of Information Representation on Risk Literacy

Presenters: 

Michelle McDowell, PhD
Research Scientist, Harding Center for Risk Literacy
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

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Michelle McDowell Max Planck CRF
April 10, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series --  How might non-transparent statistical formats mislead the public, doctors, and other health professionals about the benefits and harms of health interventions? Using studies of statistical illiteracy in public and professional audiences, McDowell will highlight the consequences of misleading information representations on knowledge and health behavior and she will present simple strategies for improving the transparency of risk communications.

Location: 

Room 160 East, Commonwealth Honors College

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Student Research Awards Program: Applications due March 21st!

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CRF Student Awards
March 21, 2018 - 11:45pm

CRF recognizes the importance of supporting family researchers at all stages of their careers. The Student Research Awards Program at CRF provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students to work closely with faculty mentors on family research. Our awards also recognize outstanding student research on family issues. 

Applications for the following student awards are due on Wednesday, March 21, 2018:

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CRF Deadlines

Brown Bag Brunch: "Targeted Recruitment Using Facebook"

Presenters: 

Rachel Herman

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March 2, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Registration Info: 

Researchers have begun using social media tools such as Facebook to recruit difficult-to-reach populations for their studies. In this informal brown bag brunch, advanced graduate student Rachel Herman will introduce the Work and Family Transitions Project lab’s experience with this recruitment strategy, provide concrete guidelines for how to use Facebook’s recruitment interface, and field questions from interested researchers about how to apply this novel tool to their own studies.

REGISTER HERE!

Location: 

622 Tobin Hall, Center for Research on Families, UMass Amherst

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Methodology Consulting Services
MCS Seminar
UMass Events

Student Grant Writing Program

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Grant Writing
February 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Applying for fellowships can be an intimidating, stressful and isolating process. Students can benefit greatly from working in a structured group with faculty, peers and reviewers who will help you develop and submit a strong and compelling proposal.

Event Type: 

CRF Deadlines

Opportunities and Challenges: Using Market-based Approaches to Encourage High Quality Nursing Home Care

Presenters: 

David Grabowski, PhD
Professor, Health Care Policy
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School

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David Grabowski Harvard Medical School
February 8, 2018 - 3:30pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

The quality of nursing home care in the US is a longstanding policy concern. In response, the use of market-based approaches, like pay-for-performance and quality report cards, has grown in recent years. To date, these programs have been somewhat mixed in terms of improving performance. Dr. Grabowski will broadly review the policy issues and discuss several studies focusing on nursing home care and challenges to improving care.

Location: 

160 East, Commonwealth Honors College

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

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