Oregon Social Learning Center News

May 13, 1997

Can a Child be Changed?

by Eric Gran, PBS Frontline The Oregon Social Learning Center. At this nationally-recognized treatment center for some of the most troubled children, there are lessons in parenting for all of us… When Gerry Patterson and John Reid founded the Oregon Social Learning Center in 1977, they hoped that by studying parents’ interaction with their troubled […]

February 19, 1997

Violent Crime by Juveniles Takes Big Jump in County

by Bill Bishop of The Register-Guard Violent juvenile crime in Lane County jumped 10.1 percent last year over 1995, while property crimes by juveniles fell 2.4 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Lane County Department of Youth Services. The data, based on young offenders who were referred to the department, shows that 2,930 […]

January 17, 1997

Should Kids Compete in Beauty Contests?

by Jeff Wright of The Register-Guard Michelle Girard had just turned 5 when she attended her first beauty pageant for young girls. Watching intently as each contestant was presented a crown, Michelle turned to her mother and announced, “I want to get one of those.” Three years later, Michelle’s wish has come true. She has […]

December 10, 1996

Learning Center Plans an Expansion

by Christian Wihtol of The Register-Guard The Oregon Social Learning Center, a private, nonprofit research group in Eugene, is planning a new headquarters to accommodate its growth. Now based in the Fifth Pearl Building north of the Fifth Street Public Market, the center would move most of its operations into a 22,000-square-foot, two-story building proposed […]

August 19, 1996

State Spends More to House Inmates, Less on Education

by The Associated Press As Oregon’s prison inmate population grows under tough new sentencing laws, less state money is available for programs that prevent people from embarking on a life of crime in the first place. More and more money is being spent on prisons in the wake of the 1994 voter approval of a […]

April 23, 1995

Institute Targets Youth Behavior

by Joni James of The Register-Guard Lane County got a new weapon Friday in its war on crime when the University of Oregon announced it is forming a research institute that will tackle anti-social behavior among teenagers and young children. The Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior joins 25 other programs in the country that […]

November 1, 1994

Family Project Curbs Violence

by Karen McCowan of The Register-Guard Forty pounds of explosive anger. That pretty much summed up 7-year old Christopher Kruk’s behavior, after his parents split two years ago. “He was literally smashing things, throwing things — slamming his bedroom door so hard, things were falling off the walls,” recalled his mother, Myrna Kruk. “There was […]

October 7, 1994

Time to Rein in Our Teenagers

by Don Bishoff of The Register-Guard She read all the we-have-to-do-something-about-teen-gangs quotes for three days, and now Sally Lowe of Eugene had a very simple question: What? “I have not heard specific advice on exactly what can be done,” said Lowe, a teacher at South Eugene High School and parent of two teens. “Somebody ought […]

September 19, 1994

Good Parenting Builds Good Kids

by Tad Shannon of The Register-Guard Just a handful of fundamentals out of “Parenting 101” could go a long way in stemming the rising tide of school and youth violence. That’s the view of John Reid after roughly 20 years of research into the problem of youth aggression. “This is not rocket science,” says Reid, […]

May 20, 1994

More Dads are Mr. Moms

by Ann Portal of The Register-Guard When Rebecca and Tim Eastwood of Eugene decided to have a baby, they looked no further than Tim to assume the role of day care provider. While Rebecca goes to work as a pharmacist at a Eugene retail store, Tim suits up 10-month-old Nikolas for a walk in the […]