Oregon Social Learning Center News

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 […]

November 8, 2001

Romanians Visit Agency Noted for Work with Kids: The Social Workers Learn Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Children

by the Register-Guard Staff Four Romanians sit at a one-way window watching three Eugene preschoolers at play. The youngsters paint, chatter amiably, eat snacks and clean up after themselves. What’s remarkable here, explains foster care caseworker Kin Bronz, is what’s missing. When these children came to the program last year, they were unmanageable, incapable of […]

September 28, 2001

Student Survey Tracks Latinos School Issues: The Project Identifies Factors that Work Against Latino Kids Graduating from School

by Jeff Wright of The Register-Guard A new survey that says parents and schools can better address a worrisome Latino high school dropout rate was conducted by researchers who should have some insight into the problem – Latino students themselves. The Latino Youth Project Survey, nearly three years in the making, identifies a range of […]

July 15, 2001

Census and Sensibility

by Diane Dietz of The Register Guard New census figures shed some light on why Eugene is, well, so Eugene. They help explain why every July for three decades the town’s otherwise responsible citizenry – executives, probation officers, ex-state lawmakers – cast off their suits, ties, pumps and hose for a weekend of revelry at […]

April 9, 2001

Strong Teaching Staff Key to School

by The Register-Guard Staff Name: Clear Lake Elementary School Grades: Kindergarten through 5 Address: 4646 Barger Drive School District: Bethel Area served: Generally, the area north of Barger Drive, east of Terry Street, near WinCo and around Belt Line Road. Principal: Betsy Fernandez How long on the job: She’s in her third year. Before that, […]

April 7, 2001

Criminals and Their Kids

by The Register-Guard Staff A state panel would be created to recommend to the 2003 Legislature ways to help children bond with incarcerated parents under a bill unanimously approved by a House Judiciary subcommittee. The bill sent to the full committee on Thursday, House Bill 3037, involves the estimated 13,500 Oregon children who have a […]

January 17, 1999

Juvenile Funding: What Age to Target?

by Diane Dietz of The Register-Guard Republicans like babies. Democrats say teens can’t be ignored. That difference between the two political parties doomed juvenile crime legislation in the 1997 session of the Legislature, and it could very well do so again, some lawmakers are saying. But nobody seems to have a clear answer for why […]

November 23, 1998

‘World-Class’ and Right Here

by The Register-Guard Staff Terrie Moffitt, an internationally known expert on juvenile delinquency, got the jitters before addressing a hushed anteroom at the University of Oregon library recently. The audience of suit-wearing psychologists, who waited politely on folding chairs, didn’t appear intimidating. But many in the room were connected with the Eugene-based Oregon Social Learning […]