Oregon Social Learning Center News

July 11, 2017

Celebrating 40 years of “Science Benefiting Families”

Oregon Social Learning Center to Celebrate 40 years of “Science Benefiting Families” What began as a collaboration between two psychologists at the University of Oregon in 1977 evolved during the past forty years to become an organization that today employs 150 people, including 16 scientists, and has helped tens of thousands of families in our […]

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

http://klcc.org/post/federal-funds-help-expand-kits-program-lane-county 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 – ChapinHall.org

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 […]

December 8, 2015


We are so excited to finally be able to share this KITS film we produced for Oregon Social Learning Center! Originally intended only for presentations, it is now online as part of the new KITS website. What they do there makes so much sense – they help prepare teachers to help prepare kids for learning. […]

September 18, 2015

Teen Foster Care Program Reduces Drug Use in Early Adulthood

https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2015/09/teen-foster-care-program-reduces-drug-use-in-early-adulthood Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) has demonstrated advantages over group residential placement for teen girls who are mandated to out-of-home care by the juvenile justice system (see Program Reduces Girls’ Delinquent Behavior). New findings from a follow-up to a NIDA-supported trial indicate that those benefits extend to a reduction in illegal drug use in […]

August 31, 2015

United Way’s Social Innovation Fund Award. Preparing kindergartners and their families for success.

http://unitedwaylane.org/what-we-do/strategic-priorities/education/social-innovation-fund-award/ Imagine every kindergartner in Lane County starting school with the best skills for success — a love of learning, early literacy and numeracy skills, social skills, self-regulation and parent support. Those kindergartners’ first year would become a solid foundation for future achievements in school and beyond. This vision is possible with the Kids in […]