Yearly Archives: 2016

September 20, 2016

Affiliated Scientist Passes After Long Illness

It is with a heavy heart that OSLC has learned that Affiliated Scientist James J. Snyder, Ph. D. has passed after a long illness.  Dr. Snyder collaborated with OSLC’s Senior Scientist Thomas J. Dishion, Ph.D. to publish The Oxford Handbook of Coercive Relationship Dynamics, which was described by a Yale professor as “a remarkable contribution […]

February 29, 2016

‘The Most Helpful Training We Have Received’ in 6 Years of Fostering – Open Line Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

The KEEP training has been a very eye-opening experience. As we went in to this class, we thought like most training courses we would sit and listen week in and week out, about how to be a more successful foster parent. Little did we know, the KEEP training turned out to be by far the […]

February 25, 2016

Federal Funds Help Expand KITS Program In Lane County – KLCC NPR for Oregonians by Rachael McDonald A program that offers Lane County children tools to prepare for kindergarten has received federal money to expand to more school districts. The funds will total $3 million over three years. Lane County Education Foundation representatives receive federal funds to expand Kids in Transition to School or KITS at an event […]

February 22, 2016

Using Evidence to Accelerate the Safe and Effective Reduction of Congregate Care for Youth Involved with Child Welfare –

INTRODUCTION The child welfare system’s use of congregate care is in a period of rapid transition. Building on years of professional interest in offering more home-like placement options, legislative and administrative pressure at the state and federal levels is accelerating the pace of change. Congregate care has long been viewed as a viable placement alternative […]

January 29, 2016

Build Your Child’s Self Esteem Infographic – KITS

January 11, 2016

Open Line Newsletter for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services on KEEP

We Are A Family Here Janice Miller has been waiting for this for 15 years. Miller is a longtime DCS foster parent with four adopted children. She and her husband, Jeffrey, currently have two foster children in their Greene County home, where for over a decade and a half they have welcomed youngsters who have […]