A non-profit research center dedicated to strengthening children, families, and communities.

The Oregon Social Learning Center is a non-profit, collaborative, multidisciplinary research center dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning. We apply that understanding to the design and evaluation of interventions that strengthen children, adolescents, families, and communities.

Helpful Resources

We’re pleased to provide a number of useful resources for parents, clinicians, and teachers, including a searchable database of publications by OSLC scientists.

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KITS Year 1 Outcomes
  • For the child readiness groups, 83% attended at least half of the classes; 42% attended three-fourths of the sessions
  • For the parent groups, 47% attended at least half but only 22% attended three-fourths of the sessions
  • Summer attendance was better: Average attendance for children in the summer was 80%; this fell to 38% during the fall
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Scientist Spotlights

Gracelyn Cruden, Ph.D.

OSLC welcomes Gracelyn Cruden, Ph.D. to our team as an Early Career Scientist. Dr. Cruden completed her doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s Department of Health Policy and Management. Her research focuses on the application of systems science thinking and methodology to support prevention and implementation science, specifically related to reducing child maltreatment and improving mental health across the life course. She will be joining the SIC, R3, and FAIR teams and bringing her systems science expertise to these implementation and scale-up projects.

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