Oregon Social Learning Center News

January 29, 2005

Fingering the Aggressor

by The Register-Guard Staff It’s one thing to ask couples how often their arguments escalate to physical attack. It’s another to actually watch them go at it. Deborah Capaldi has. A senior scientist at Eugene’s Oregon Social Learning Center, Capaldi has spent hours watching young couples tackle problem-solving exercises in the center’s lab assessment rooms. To […]

January 14, 2005

Changing for Their Children: Inmates at Shutter Creek Learn Essentials of Being Good Parents

by The Register-Guard Staff Cradling stuffed animals to remind them of their own children, who researchers predict could well follow them to prison, inmates at Shutter Creek Correctional Institution this month completed a series of parenting classes designed specifically for the school of hard knocks. “It’s something they need to teach people before they’re parents, […]

April 13, 2004

Mentorship Program Links Adults with Children of Jailed Parents

by The Register-Guard Staff With a three-year federal grant and fingers crossed that some adult volunteers will step up, a Eugene-based nonprofit group is gearing up to help 100 local children cope with the emotional trauma that comes when a parent goes to prison. The TRUE Friends program is the newest mentorship effort in the […]

April 1, 2004

A Program that Changes Lives: Inmates Talk About Lessons They’ve Learned About Parenting and Love

by Danielle Frost of the Wilsonville Spokesman It was the final straw. Inmate Monica West looked across the intake room at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in March 2004, and saw a familiar face staring back at her. It was her 21-year-old daughter. “When I saw her looking at me, I thought, ‘I have got […]

November 23, 2003

Eugene Researcher to Study Girls in Foster Care

by The Register-Guard Staff Through a federal grant, a team will help them learn to solve problems A Eugene psychological researcher won a federal grant Friday for a study aimed at how to help girls about to enter middle school who also face potential obstacles. Patti Chamberlain, who works at the Eugene-based Oregon Social Learning […]

July 13, 2003

The Hidden Victims of Crime

by Lisa Rosetta of The Bend Bulletin Kristy Stein remembers watching her parents hover over lines of cocaine as a child. When she was 12 years old, she joined them. By 17, Stein had run away from home, shoplifted and gotten pregnant twice – the first resulted in a miscarriage, the second, the birth of […]

June 20, 2003


by The Register-Guard Staff The Society of Prevention Research recognized the following Oregon Social Learning Center research scientists: John Reid and Gerald Patterson received the SPR Presidential Award for their contributions to the development of behavioral parent training; Charles Martinez Jr. received the Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award for his contribution to the field […]

June 7, 2003

Local Firms’ Grants Total $55 Million

by Register-Guard Staff Lane County companies and agencies pulled in just over $55 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health in the latest federal fiscal year, a sign of the vibrancy of the county’s medical research, education and bioscience industries, officials said Friday. Lane County ventures comprised nine of the top 25 Oregon […]

September 23, 2002

Project to Help Latino Families

by Jeff Wright of The Register-Guard It’s no secret that one of the keys to good parenting is keeping close tabs on your kids, their friends and their whereabouts. But what if you’re a parent who speaks only Spanish, with bilingual kids who hang out with English-speaking friends? How do you stay alert to drug […]

June 19, 2002

Researchers Win Grant to Study Troubled Girls

by The Register-Guard Staff The Eugene-based Oregon Social Learning Center has received a $650,000 federal grant to study ways of preventing delinquency among teen-age girls. The five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will fund a program aimed at keeping girls from certain kinds of high-risk behavior that often lead to […]