SDRG In The News
Researchers cure social problems with prevention science
Taking action toward a healthier America. Leading Health Indicators Webinar: Substance Abuse.
A cure for social ills? Prevention
UW researcher is a leader in showing how prevention techniques can pay off in curing social problems.
Prevention System Has Lasting Effects, Benefit Exceeds Costs
Towns that implemented a drug abuse prevention program called Communities That Care will see a return of $5.30 for each $1 they invested during the 5 year trial of the intervention, according to a cost-benefit analysis.
Richard Catalano becomes American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare fellow
Richard Catalano, director of the Social Development Research Group at the UW’s School of Social Work, was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Nov. 10.
Marriage, education can help improve well-being of adults abused as children
Researchers investigating the long-term consequences of child abuse have identified some protective factors that can improve the health of victims during their adulthood
White House recognizes Navasota, Texas for implementing Raising Healthy Children youth development program
Inspiration from a decade of developments in prevention science
Evidence2Success to promote children's health in Providence
The Annie E. Casey Foundation announced Tuesday that it has chosen Providence to be its first site for Evidence2Success, its new, evidence-based approach to promote healthy child development.
SDRG Founding Director presents at Center for Substance Abuse Prevention-National Institute on Drug Abuse Innovations in Prevention Symposium Series
Multiracial youths show similar vulnerability to peer pressure as whites
Researchers who studied a large sample of middle- and high-school students in Washington state found that mixed-race adolescents are more similar to their white counterparts than previously believed.
International Seminar on Communities That Care Held in Santiago, Chile
The neighborhood of La Legua, in the community of San Joaquín, and Carmelitos 2 of Estación Central (Santiago, Chile), are in favor of applying prevention programs and strategies through the United States based prevention system Communities that Care (CTC).
"It's the economics, stupid": SPR conference 2012
Economic evaluation in prevention science has experienced rapid growth in recent years. At the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, a panel of experts discussed important developments and argued that economic data could improve the uptake of evidence by policy makers.
J. David Hawkins and Richard F. Catalano receive Presidential Award from the Society for Prevention Research. The award is given to those who have made a major lifetime contribution to prevention science research.
The Presidential Award is given to those who have made a major lifetime contribution to prevention science research.
This year, we are pleased and proud to present the Presidential Award to Dr. Richard F. Catalano and Dr. J. David Hawkins. They have worked together as partners for more than three decades to further the goals of prevention science and are among a small group of scholars who have applied theory and empirical findings to the prevention of social problems.
Intervention to improve foster families' trust, connectedness
The key ingredients for a successful foster family aren't complicated, said former foster youths in a new study. Most adolescents in foster care simply need a stable home life that provides a sense of belonging, love and someone who shows a genuine interest in their lives.
But the new study, by researchers at the University of Washington, also revealed that the most common challenges in foster families included overwhelmed foster parents and a lack of trust between caregivers and foster children.
Adolescents: From the Margins to the Mainstream of Global Health
On April 26, 2012, The Lancet, the Centre for Adolescent Health, Melbourne, Australia and the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University presented an academic symposium titled, "Adolescents: From the Margins to the Mainstream of Global Health." This event was in support of the release of a ground-breaking new Lancet series on Adolescent Health in New York City during the week of April 22, 2012.
Young people's health is not keeping pace
Although the health of the world's infants and children has improved significantly in the past 50 years, that same success has not been achieved for adolescents and young adults, say reports out today.
Global Application of Prevention Science - Catalano et al article in Lancet Adolescent Health Series
As childhood and adolescent deaths from infectious diseases have declined worldwide, policymakers are shifting attention to preventing deaths from noncommunicable causes, such as drug and alcohol use, mental health problems, obesity, traffic crashes, violence and unsafe sex practices.
J. David Hawkins, Endowed Professor of Prevention, University of Washington receives Joseph E. Zins Award for Action Research in Social and Emotional Learning: Distinguished Scholar
David Hawkins's determination to understand how prevention works, and to get sound scientific answers to his questions, led him to become one of the foremost researchers in the interrelated fields of social and emotional learning, problem prevention, health promotion, and positive youth development.
J. David Hawkins featured author interview- Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Dr Hawkins discusses his Article on Sustained Decreases in Risk Exposure and Youth Problem Behaviors After Installation of the Communities That Care Prevention System in a Randomized Trial.
J. David Hawkins to present 6th Annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health
Dr. J. David Hawkins of The University of Washington, Seattle to lecture at the Sixth Annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health, in Austin, Texas.
J. David Hawkins is 2012 Marjorie Pay Hinckely Lecturer
"Promoting Positive Youth Development"
40 percent of youths attempting suicide make first attempt before high school
Thoughts about killing oneself and engaging in suicidal behavior may begin much younger than previously thought. While about one of nine youths attempt suicide by the time they graduate from high school, new findings reveal that a significant proportion make their first suicide attempt in elementary or middle school.
Mobilizing Communities to Implement Tested and
Effective Programs to Help Youth Avoid Risky Behaviors:
The Communities That Care Approach
Researchers in the field of prevention science have identified a number of factors that make it more likely or less likely that a young person will adopt problem behaviors. Prevention scientists have drawn on these findings to
design programs aimed at preventing youth from getting caught up in delinquency, drug use, and other problem behaviors, and they have evaluated these programs using rigorous scientific criteria.
The Kristin Anderson Moore Lecture
The Lecture is an opportunity for Child Trends to raise an important issue related to children's well-being and to encourage thoughtful public discussion of that issue.
Community effort brings lasting drop in smoking, delinquency, drug use
Delaying the age when kids try alcohol or smoking decreases the likelihood that they will become dependent later in life. Effective interventions exist, but community disagreements about which programs to try can stymie decisions.
33 percent drop in physical bullying in schools using Steps to Respect
Elementary schools using the bullying prevention program Steps to Respect saw a reduction in physical bullying and in the number of teachers reporting fighting as a big problem, according to a new University of Washington study.
New U.S. Study First to Show Less Physical Bullying in Schools
Schools using a bullying prevention program saw significantly less physical bullying and fewer teachers reporting fighting as a big problem, according to a University of Washington study to be released this week.
When cost-benefit analysis can show that financial investment is worthwhile