The Community Database research project, also known as Community and Family Connections, is a collaborative effort between Oregon Social Learning Center and the Tillamook County Commission on Children and Families to effectively develop, maintain and use a community database for evaluation purposes. There are three intervention components to test the sensitivity and validity of the community database: Parent Management Training groups; First Step, a program that reinforces positive behavior in the classroom; and Positive Behavior Support, which helps schools define problem and appropriate behaviors and develop effective incentives and motivational systems.Year Project Began: 2004
Funder: National Institute of Mental Health
Lew Bank, Ph.D.
Oregon Social Learning Center
Primary Research and Clinical Interests
Dr. Lew Bank is an OSLC research scientist and a licensed psychologist. Dr. Bank has worked with children and families for more than 30 years, with a focus on parenting, sibling conflict, and child adjustment. In addition, he has developed parent management training curricula consistent with community values and goals combined with the best practices developed and tested at OSLC. Currently, Dr. Bank is collaborating with several Oregon counties to develop assessment and intervention capacity in those communities: The Healthy Family Project in Lincoln County and The Community Database Project in Tillamook County.