- About Us
We’re pleased to provide a number of useful resources for parents, clinicians, and teachers, including a searchable database of publications by OSLC scientists.Learn More
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
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.Learn More
Many Men’s Drinking Increases in Their 30’s, Study Shows
The study, “Growth, Persistence, and Desistance of Alcohol Use for At-Risk Men in Their 30s” was published online in Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. The study was supported by funds from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The team of scientists, led by Senior Scientist Dr. Deborah Capaldi, studied approximately 200 men and their partners over 20 years and a particularly interesting finding was that, whereas wife or partner heavy drinking may effect men’s drinking, drunkenness of the men’s friends was a stronger predictor. This indicates that peer influence, thought to wane as men mature, may still be strong in their 30s.Learn More
OSLC Mourns the Loss of Founder Jerry Patterson
Dr. Patterson took great joy in mentoring upcoming researchers and he influenced the thinking of countless psychologists and practitioners. In Jerry’s last days, he expressed regret to be leaving before solving the many problems of negative reinforcement, a mechanism that plays a major function within coercion theory.Gerald R. Patterson, Ph.D.