Yearly Archives: 2007

December 6, 2007

Eugene-Based Foster Parenting Program Highlighted by the National Institute of Mental Health: Good Parenting Helps Reduce Stress in Young Children

Contact: Phil Fisher, PhD., Oregon Social Learning Center, (541) 485-2711 EUGENE, OR — The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Science News recently featured information about a Eugene-based parenting program on its Web site. The program, developed at the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC), is aimed at positively affecting young foster children through supporting positive foster […]

October 9, 2007

Statewide Collaboration Provides Parent Training for Inmates

Contact: Diana Strand, OSLC, 541-485-2711; Sgt. Anna Marie Freeman or Sgt. Steve French, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, 541-682-2297; Lauren Booth, CJA, 503-892-5396 EUGENE, OR — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with Oregon Department of Human Resources, Children’s Justice Alliance (CJA), Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) and Pathfinders of Oregon to deliver a research based […]

August 28, 2007

Children of Incarcerated Parents Project Highlighted on Oregon Public Broadcasting

Contact: Diana Strand, OSLC, 541-485-2711 PORTLAND, OR — As part of its Oregon Lens series, Oregon Public Broadcasting will broadcast short films by University of Oregon students this week, including a documentary on the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Children of Incarcerated Parents Project, which Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) staff members have been involved with […]

August 11, 2007

Researchers to Receive Grant to Study Mentoring Program

by Rebecca Taylor of The Register-Guard Staff A Eugene-based research center has won a $2.9 million federal grant to evaluate whether early mentoring programs reduce the likelihood of academic failure, delinquency and early parenthood in at-risk children. The National Institute of Child Health and Development, a federal agency that conducts and supports research on human […]

August 10, 2007

Grant Awarded to Fund National Long-term Mentoring Study

Contact: Diana Strand, OSLC, 541-485-2711; Jani Iverson, FOTC, 503-281-6633 PORTLAND, OR – The National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) has awarded $2.91million over the next five years to the Eugene-based non-profit Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) to fund a national study of the Friends of the Children youth mentoring program. Additional funds to support […]

June 11, 2007

OSLC Senior Scientist Gerald R. Patterson to Receive Lifetime Contribution Award from the Developmental Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association

Contact: Marion Forgatch, Phone 541-485-2711 WASHINGTON, DC – Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association recently announced that OSLC Senior Scientist and clinical psychologist Dr. Gerald R. Patterson will be awarded the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society at their annual meeting in Boston. […]

OSLC Scientists Organize Early Career Research Competition

Contact: Diana Strand, Phone 541-485-2711 WASHINGTON, DC – For the second year, OSLC Research Scientists Dr.’s J. Mark Eddy and Charles Martinez, Jr. chaired the Sloboda and Bukoski Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Cup Competition, held at the annual meeting last week. Teams of early career prevention scientists competed for the honor of winning the traveling […]

May 30, 2007

Senior Scientist from the Oregon Social Learning Center to Receive Science to Practice Award from the Society for Prevention Research

Contact: Judy Boler, Phone 541-485-2711 WASHINGTON, DC – OSLC Senior Scientist and psychologist Dr. Patti Chamberlain will receive the prestigious Science to Practice Award this week at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR). The mission of SPR is to advance science-based prevention programs and policies through empirical research. The international membership of […]

February 5, 2007

Grant Helps Women Get Lives Together

by The Register-Guard Staff Like the more than 650 women who got out of prison and back on their feet with the help of Sponsors Women’s Services in the past dozen years, Shelley Mallory has paid some dues. In her case, just under two years in prison for violating probation and writing bad checks. Like […]

New Project to Focus on Multifaceted Intervention for Women Involved in Criminal Justice System

Contact: Mark Eddy, Phone 541-485-2711 EUGENE, OR – OSLC Research Scientist Dr. J. Mark Eddy is part of a local collaborative effort funded through an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to provide services and to assess their effectiveness with women on probation or parole who have experienced domestic violence and have substance use problems and/or […]