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Adolescent Decision-Making Study

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D. ;

A study to learn what contributes to healthy decision making in adolescent girls.

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Adolescent Latino Acculturation Study

Principal Investigator: Charles Martinez Jr., Ph.D.

How do Latino families who have immigrated to the U.S. adapt to life in this country?

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After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tool (ADAPT2)

Principal Investigator: David S. DeGarmo, Ph.D. ; Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D. ; Brion Marquez, Ph.D.

An Internet-based delivery format to address the unique needs of families of re-integrating service members after deployment to combat zones.

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Cascading Dissemination of a Foster Parent Intervention

Principal Investigator: Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D. ; Joseph Price

A study of whether parent management training can improve parenting practices, decrease out-of-home placements, and improve child functioning.

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Center for Drug Abuse Prevention in the Child Welfare System

Principal Investigator: John B. Reid

Scientists and national experts integrate knowledge to help fill the gaps in drug abuse prevention research, practice, and policy.

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Cognitive Training Study (CTrain)

Principal Investigator: Richard Bryck, Ph.D.

A study examining the effects of cognitive training in at-risk children.

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Competing Models of Socialization Study

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Identifying and detailing the processes that contribute to social development during childhood.

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Dissemination Model for Community Based Infrastructures

Principal Investigator: Lew Bank, Ph.D.

A collaborative effort between OSLC and Tillamook County to develop and maintain a community database for evaluation purposes.

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Early Growth and Development Study: Health

Principal Investigator: Jody Ganiban, PhD (George Washington University)

A nationwide study of important developments in understanding the relationship between heredity and family environment in child physical growth and health.

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Early Growth and Development Study: NIMH

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D. ;

This study examines the interplay between genetic, prenatal, and postnatal environmental influences on early pathways to conduct, anxiety, and depressive behaviors by interviewing parents about child behavior and symptoms between ages 6 and 8 years.

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Early Growth and Development Study: Phase I

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D.

A nationwide study of the relationship between heredity and family environment on child development.

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Early Growth and Development Study: Phase II

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D.

A nationwide study on understanding the relationship between heredity, the prenatal environment, and family environment in child development.

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Early Intervention Foster Care

Principal Investigator: Philip Fisher, Ph.D.

Five-year trial testing the efficacy of a preventive intervention designed to reduce risk and improve long-term outcomes for preschoolers in the foster care system.

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Family R&R

Principal Investigator: J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D.

This is a longitudinal study of 180 children and their families. The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Relief Nursery in the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan areas in Oregon.

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Family-Peer Linkages

Principal Investigator: Joann Wu Shortt, Ph.D.

An examination of children’s abilities to self-manage their emotions and of their peer relations at school.

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fMRI Study of Inhibitory Control

Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Bruce, Ph.D.

fMRI Study of Inhibitory Control is designed to examine children’s behavioral performance and brain activation during an inhibitory control task.

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Follow-up of the Kids in Transition to School – Developmental Disabilities Project

Principal Investigator: Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D.

The Kids in Transition to School – Early Childhood Education Project was a randomized efficacy trail of a preventive intervention to enhance psychosocial and academic school readiness in children with development disabilities as then enter the kindergarten.
IES: (#R324A150149)

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Girls’ Longterm Outcomes—Suicidality and Depression Study (GLO-SADS)

Principal Investigator: David Kerr, Ph.D.

This study is a longitudinal prospective study that follows 164 adolescent girls who were involved in a randomized clinical trial of Treatment Foster Care of Oregon (TFCO) to young adulthood.

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Health Opportunity for Mother and Child Emotion Function (HOME)

Principal Investigator: Joann Wu Shortt, Ph.D.

Project HOME will develop and pilot an emotion-focused intervention to support incarcerate mothers as they leave prison and reunite with their children in the community

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Healthy Family Project

Principal Investigator: Lew Bank, Ph.D.

An investigation of parent-management training efficacy with a sample from a rural Oregon county population receiving court-ordered supervision.

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Implementing Parent Management Training in Norway

Principal Investigator: Marion S. Forgatch, Ph.D.

A study of the Norwegian nationwide implementation of the Oregon parent management training program (PMTO) developed at OSLC.

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Indian Family Wellness

Principal Investigator: Philip Fisher, Ph.D.

A collaboration between the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and OSLC toward the development, implementation, and evaluation of a family-based, culturally competent preventive intervention for families enrolled in a tribal Head Start Program.

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Kids in Transition to School – Developmental Disabilities Project

Principal Investigator: Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D.

The Kids in Transition to School – Developmental Disabilities Project was a randomized efficacy trial of a preventive intervention to enhance psychosocial and academic school readiness in children with developmental disabilities as they enter kindergarten.

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Kids in Transition to School (KITS)

Principal Investigator: Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D.

The Kids in Transition to School (KITS) foster care program began with a 5-year randomized efficacy trial of a preventive intervention to enhance psychosocial and academic school readiness in foster children as they enter school.

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Kids in Transition to School (KITS) – Follow-up

Principal Investigator: Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D.

The Kids in Transition to School (KITS) Follow-Up was a the 5 year continuation of a randomized efficacy trial of a preventive intervention to enhance psychosocial and academic school readiness in foster children as they enter school.

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Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers

Principal Investigator: J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D.

Follow-up During Young Adulthood of Participants in a School-Based Randomized Preventive Intervention Trial.

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Marriage and Parenting in Stepfamilies

Principal Investigator: Marion S. Forgatch, Ph.D.

A study of the processes that account for adjustment in stepfamilies and of the efficacy of a program designed to promote healthy child adjustment.

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Oregon Divorce Studies

Principal Investigator: Marion S. Forgatch, Ph.D.

Two studies of the factors that contribute to marital and child adjustment following marital separation.

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Oregon Divorced Fathers Study

Principal Investigator: David S. DeGarmo, Ph.D.

A study, utilizing reliable data on fathers’ parenting behaviors giving expression to fathers’ views, investigating their behavior, support, and adjustment processes.

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Oregon Prevention Research Center

Principal Investigator: John B. Reid

Founded to integrate the findings from our longitudinal research on the etiology of juvenile antisocial behavior with our experience developing intervention strategies for antisocial youngsters and their families.

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Oregon Youth Study

Principal Investigator: Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.

A longitudinal study of the etiology of antisocial behaviors in boys.

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Oregon Youth Study 2

Principal Investigator: Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.

This study will shed new light on the persistence and desistance of use of alcohol and other substances in early midadulthood for men from at-risk backgrounds.

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Origins

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D.

An examination of the ways parents deal with the normal ups and downs of childhood.

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OSLC Relationship Study 1

Principal Investigator: Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D.

An intervention with 13- to 17-year-old females with histories of chronic criminal behavior and mental health problems referred from the juvenile justice system.

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OSLC Relationship Study 2

Principal Investigator: Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D.

A study of how community-based interventions can help girls function well in their teenage years in into adulthood.

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OSLC Relationship Study 3

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D.

This study is a follow-up of two randomized intervention studies The OSLC Relationship Study 1 and The OSLC Relationship Study 2 aimed at improving adjustment and reducing delinquency during adolescence.

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Partnership for Kindergarten Success (PKS)

Principal Investigator: Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D.

This project was a researcher–practitioner partnership involving three organizations: South Lane School District (SLSD), Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC), and United Way of Lane County (UWLC). The three organizations developed a formalized partnership to help South Lane School District collect information about the early childhood education and care experiences of incoming kindergarteners.
IES: (#R305H140081)

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Path to Adulthood Study

Principal Investigator: J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D.

An examination of the continuing effect of a family’s involvement with the juvenile system and the long-term results of the residential treatment the boys may have received.

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Pathways Home: Reducing Risk in the Child Welfare System

Principal Investigator: John Reid

Aimed at developing effective and feasible parenting interventions for children and their families in the child welfare system.

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Preventing Behavior and Health Problems for Foster Teens

Principal Investigator: Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Aimed at testing the efficacy of an intervention designed to strengthen the parenting skills of foster parents and to increase social skills related to preventing health-risking behaviors for youth in foster homes.

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Process of Fathering: Effects on His Child’s Competence

Principal Investigator: Philip Fisher, Ph.D.

A study that examines the differences in family-types on the parenting of young children.

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ProTeens

Principal Investigator: Dana Smith, Ph.D.

The ProTeens study is a three-year study designed to test the efficacy of an integrated, family-centered preventive intervention for adolescent boys involved in the juvenile justice system through the Department of Youth Services.

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Sibling Interaction and Behavior Study

Principal Investigator: Lew Bank, Ph.D.

An intervention-prevention research project addressing family life and sibling relationships during middle childhood.

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Students with Involved Families and Teachers (SWIFT)

Principal Investigator: Rohanna Buchanan, Ph.D.

SWIFT is a 3-year development project of an intervention to support student transitions from day-treatment school settings to public school settings.

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TCS: Twelve-Year Professional Youth Mentoring Program for High Risk Youth: Continuation of a Longitudinal Randomized Controlled Trial

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Cearley, Ph.D.

Mentoring is commonly viewed as an important prevention strategy for youth at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system. Unfortunately, providing mentoring to the highest-risk youth can be extremely challenging. This multisite randomized controlled trial examines the impact of a 12-year long professional youth mentoring program, Friends of the Children (FOTC), on boys and […]

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The Child Study (Moved to ODI)

Principal Investigator: J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D.

We are conducting a randomized intervention trial to test the impact of a mentoring program. Early elementary-aged children, their caregivers, and mentors will be interviewed in the study.

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The Latino Youth and Family Empowerment Project – I

Principal Investigator: Charles Martinez Jr., Ph.D.

A collaboration between Centro LatinoAmericano and the OSLC Latino Research Team to address gaps in prevention science and intervention services in the local Latino community.

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The Latino Youth and Family Empowerment Project – II

Principal Investigator: Charles Martinez Jr., Ph.D.

A study of the delivery and a test of the adapted version of OSLC’s Parent Management Training to Latino families.

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The Middle School Success Project

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D.

A study of the effectiveness of providing enhanced services for pre-adolescent girls in foster care.

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The Parent Child Study

Principal Investigator: J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D.

A test of the impact of parent management training on children of incarcerated parents.

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Women’s Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence

Principal Investigator: Alan Feingold, Ph.D.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injuries to women aged 15-44 years.

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