Yearly Archives: 2008

October 27, 2008

Oregon Social Learning Center receives funding to establish a multi-disciplinary research center on drug abuse prevention

Contact: John Reid, Phone (541) 485-2711 or on-line at EUGENE, Oregon – (October 27, 2008) – Oregon Social Learning Center was recently awarded a five-year $6.46 million Center of Excellence grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish a national Center for Drug Abuse Prevention in the Child Welfare System. The public health […]

September 1, 2008

The Birthparent Perspective

July 30, 2008

Program Gives Skills to Foster Children

By Anne Williams of The Register-Guard At 5 years old, some of these children already have experienced a lifetime’s worth of chaos. As wards of the state, their fledgling worldview may include domestic violence, sexual abuse, drug addiction, hunger, alcoholism, homelessness, neglect, bereavement or any combination of the above. At the very least, they have […]

A groundbreaking study explores the roots of antisocial behavior in boys.

by Anne Williams of The Register-Guard Staff “I really didn’t know what it was for,” said Bob Smith of the Oregon Youth Study, which has tracked the struggles and challenges of his life since childhood. “Every time I went to an interview, it put everything I did on a day-to-day basis in perspective.” On Nov. […]

July 23, 2008

Oregon Social Learning Center Awarded Federal Grant to Teach Healthy Emotional Skills to Mothers Transitioning out of Prison

Contact: Dr. Joann Wu Shortt or Dr. J. Mark Eddy, Phone (541) 485-2711 or on-line at Eugene, OR – Nationwide, more than 2 million children have parents incarcerated in the criminal justice system. Though these children may be more likely to experience emotional and behavioral problems than their peers, few programs exist to support parents and […]

July 21, 2008

Oregon Social Learning Center Awarded Federal Grant to Continue Multigenerational Study

Contact: Deborah Capaldi, Phone (541) 485-2711 or on-line at Eugene, OR – The non-profit Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) has been awarded a $5.3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to continue studying the transmission of strengths and problem behaviors across three generations of over 130 local families. The ongoing research project, which […]

June 1, 2008

OSLC Scientists Organize Early Career Research Competition

Contact: Diana Strand, Phone 541-485-2711 SAN FRANCISCO – For the third 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 cup, […]

May 21, 2008

Eugene researcher recognized with international award

Contact: Janet Chappell, Phone (541) 485-2711 or on-line at Eugene, OR – The Society for Prevention Research (SPR), an international membership organization that seeks to advance science-based prevention programs and policies through empirical researchhas announced its 2008 award winners.  Eugene researcher and Oregon Social Learning Center senior scientist, Marion S. Forgatch, Ph.D., has been named the […]

Eugene researcher to be recognized with lifetime achievement award

Contact: Janet Chappell, Phone (541) 485-2711 or on-line at Eugene, OR – The American Psychological Association (APA) will recognize Eugene researcher and co-founder of the Oregon Social Learning Center, Gerald Patterson, with the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology at their annual conference August 14-17, 2008 in Boston. The APA is a scientific […]

March 31, 2008

Program Helps Women Convicts Get Back on Track

by Bill Bishop of The Register-Guard Staff As it turns out, female convicts couldn’t get enough of “Project Enough is Enough!” — the name they gave to a collaboration among local nonprofit agencies to build a fast track to help them get back on track The yearlong pilot project simultaneously provided housing, drug treatment and […]