Pre-Conference (PC) Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops Registration

The Society for Prevention Research provides training opportunities in prevention science during pre-conference workshops scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

– Online Registration is now open February 10, 2024. Early-bird registration deadline: before 4/30/2024
– All PC workshops require registration. Attendee registration for the May 28, 2024, Pre-Conference Workshops is a separate registration fee. View rates.
– The pre-conference workshop registration includes electronic workshop handouts and morning and afternoon coffee breaks.
– To be eligible for member registration rates, 2024 membership dues must be current at the time you register. You may join/renew your membership AND register for the conference at the same time.
– Click on (learn more) to view the full description for each workshop.

1. PC Workshop I (FULL-DAY), 5/28/2024, 8:30am–5:00pm, EST: Moving beyond your academic self: Participatory approach tools that center community and youth voice to promote relevance and equity in prevention research and evaluation (To register select: Academic Self) (learn more)

2. PC Workshop II (FULL-DAY), 5/28/2024, 8:30am–5:00pm, EST: Developing Researcher-Policy marker Partnerships for Bringing Science to Scale and Achieving Research Impact. (To register select: Research Impact) (learn more)

3. PC Workshop III (FULL-DAY), 5/28/2024, 8:30am–5:00pm, EST: Advancing Prevention Research-Policymaker Partnerships to Eliminate Disparities in the Youth Justice System  (To register select: Youth Justice) (learn more)

4. PC Workshop IV (HALF-DAY), 5/28/2024, 9:00am–1:30pm, EST: An Up-Close Look at Research Practice Partnerships in Prevention Science (To register select: Up Close) (learn more)

5. PC Workshop V (FULL-DAY), 5/28/2024, 8:30am–5:00pm, EST: IES Funding Opportunities and Resources to Support Partnerships in Education Research and Prevention Science (To register select: IES Funding) (learn more)

Pre-conference Workshops Registration Rates

Registration Type Before 4/30/2024: Early Bird 5/1/2024 through 5/27/2024 5/28/2024 through 5/31/2024: Onsite
PC Workshops I, II, III (full-day), Member and Non-Member $150 $175 $200
PC Workshop I, II, III (full-day), Student (Member and Non-Member) $75 $100 $125
PC Workshop IV (half-day), Member and Non-Member $115 $145 $180
PC Workshop IV (half-day), Student (Member and Non-Member) $60 $75 $95
PC Workshop V (full-day), Member and Non-Member, Sponsored by US DOE, IES Free Free Free
PC Workshop V (full-day), Student (Member and Non-Member), Sponsored by US DOE, IES Free Free Free

 

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PC Workshop I (FULL-DAY), 5/28/2024, 8:30am–5:00pm, EST: Moving beyond your academic self: Participatory approach tools that center community and youth voice to promote relevance and equity in prevention research and evaluation (To register select: Academic Self) 

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Organizers and Presenters:
Jacinda K. Darios, PhD, MAS
Director, Professor, and Endowed Chair
Family Resiliency Center, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; darios@illinois.edu; 443-717-2471

Presenters
• Jacinda K. Darios, PhD, MAS
Director, Professor, and Endowed Chair
Family Resiliency Center, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

• Rachel Jackson-Gordon, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Family Resiliency Center, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

• Dana A. Eldreth, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Family Resiliency Center, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

• Lisa M. Vaughn, PhD
Professor
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Action Research Center, School of Education

Purpose & Objectives
Evidence bases in primary prevention continue to grow; so too does the need to tailor and develop prevention strategies for local communities to achieve optimal effectiveness and address the prevalence of health disparives. Community and youth engagement is essential for ensuring alignment between Evidence Based Programs (EBPs) and intended community members and has garnered interest among prevention scientists (Chilenski et al., 2020),

Participatory research and evaluation approaches offer frameworks for gaining community and youth perspectives that can be used in the context of prevention efforts. Participatory approaches include strategies intended to promote mutual learning and relevance in research (e.g., Wallerstein et al., 2018).

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PC Workshop II (FULL-DAY), 5/28/2023, 8:30am–5:00pm, EST: Developing Researcher-Policy marker Partnerships for Bringing Science to Scale and Achieving Research Impact. (To register select: Research Impact)

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Organizers and Presenters:
• Taylor Scott, PhD, organizer and presenter: Executive Director of the Research Translation Platform at Penn State
• Emily Warthman, JD, MPH: Director of Policy Operations in the Research Translation Platform at Penn State
• Jessica Pugel, MA: Associate Director of Insights and Analytics in the Research Translation Platform at Penn State
• Beth Long, PhD: Director of Research and Evaluation of the Research Translation Platform at Penn State
• Rachel Storace, BA: Associate Director of Project Operations in the Research Translation Platform at Penn State
• Victoria Stamadianou, MA: Associate Director of the Research Translation Platform at Penn State

Purpose of the workshop: To train prevention scientists in scientifically tested strategies for developing policymaker partnerships that can achieve scale and impact of research findings. This workshop directly addresses a training need identified by prevention scientists, since a vast majority of surveyed prevention scientists have reported a desire to learn how to communicate with government officials. Presenters include those directly involved in government relations and scientific studies in this area to provide premium training content that was previously subject to randomized controlled trial (thus not previously widely available). This opportunity is also supported by an award recently received by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse to study the Research-to-Policy Collaboration model in state legislatures. This workshop prepares scholars of all career stages to achieve research impact by communicating directly with policymakers and shares best practices as revealed by hundreds of rapid-cycle field experiments that have demonstrated measurable impact in improving policymakers’ use of research evidence in legislation and public discourse. Partnerships and collaboration are a throughline of best practices in this area of study.

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PC Workshop III (FULL-DAY), 5/28/2023, 8:30am–5:00pm, EST: Advancing Prevention Research-Policymaker Partnerships to Eliminate Disparities in the Youth Justice System  (To register select: Youth Justice)

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Organizers and Presenters:
• Chair and Organizer: Brian Bumbarger, Colorado Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Council
Pending confirmation: faculty/presenters representing the following organizations:
• Society for Prevention Research (SPR)
• National Prevention Science Coalition (NPSC)
• National Race Equity Implementation Center (NREIC)
• Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)
• Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice
• National Foundations

Purpose
SPR has prioritized advancing prevention science that promotes equity, and recently empaneled a Task Force on the training needs of prevention researchers (Chilenski, 2020) and a Task Force on Prevention Science’s Role in Reducing Disparities and Promoting Equity (Boyd, 2022). 2024 is the historic 50th anniversary of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which requires states to develop a strategic plan for addressing the longstanding challenge of racial and ethnic disparities in the youth justice system (Robles-Ramamurthy, 2019). In the 50 year history of the JJDPA, our country has failed to make any measurable progress in reducing disparities in the youth justice system, and in fact those disparities have increased in recent years (Annie E Casey Foundation, 2023).

The goal of this pre-conference is to prepare and promote prevention researchers partnering with state juvenile justice advisory groups (SAGs, the state-level policy board structure created under the JJDPA to lead youth justice policy and to advise governors and state legislatures) to advance prevention in state juvenile justice planning and specifically to help states address racial and ethnic disparities through better data analysis and prevention research.

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PC Workshop IV (HALF-DAY), 5/28/2023, 9:00am–1:30pm, EST: An Up-Close Look at Research Practice Partnerships in Prevention Science (To register select: Up Close) 

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Organizer and Presenter
• Kimberly DuMont, PhD, William T. Grant Foundation
Presenters:
• Ellen Dickenson, United Way of Massachusetts Bay
• Tiffany Graydon, Focus: HOPE
• Enrique Jr. Neblett, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
• Emily Ozer, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Purpose: Research pracce partnerships are a promising approach for advancing prevenon science and contribung to the health and well-being of all community members. Partnerships have the potenal to inform prevenon science so that it more fully reflects the values, quesons, and professional experse of all involved pares—community members, organizaon staff and leadership, researchers, and policymakers. Further, when done well, partnerships can use findings from locally anchored research with knowledge from larger bodies of research evidence to promote well-being. The proposed workshop takes an up-close look at what it takes to meet these goals. At the end of this workshop, parcipants will:

(i) be familiar with online resources and assessment tools that aid the formation and sustainment of research-practice partnerships.
(ii) have a nuanced understanding of how to co-create a research agenda to advance the production and use of prevention science.
(iii) walk away with strategies to promote institutional change at research institutions so that engaged research is more highly valued.
(iv) have a grounded understanding of the William T. Grant Foundation’s funding opportunities that support research done in partnerships.

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PC Workshop V (FULL-DAY), 5/28/2023, 8:30am–5:00pm, EST: IES Funding Opportunities and Resources to Support Partnerships in Education Research and Prevention Science. Sponsored by US DOE, IES. (To register select: IES Funding)

Date: May 28, 2024
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Presenters
• Emily J. Doolittle, Ph.D. (Emily.Doolittle@ed.gov; 202-245-7833), Team Lead for Social Behavioral Research in the National Center for Education Research (NCER), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Doolittle joined IES in 2008. She is the NCER Team Lead for Social Behavioral Research and oversees a large and diverse research grant portfolio on the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Context for Teaching and Learning https://ies.ed.gov/ncer/projects/program.asp?ProgID=21. She takes a lead role in writing NCER’s requests for applications and works closely with a wide variety of researchers to provide technical assistance both individually and through webinars and workshops on IES grant writing and how to apply. Dr. Doolittle received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Chicago.

• Jacquelyn A. Buckley, Ph.D. (Jacquelyn.Buckley@ed.gov; (202) 804-7471), NCSER Team Lead for Disability Research in the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Buckley joined IES in 2006 and oversees the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Competence research portfolio https://ies.ed.gov/ncser/projects/program.asp?ProgID=56. She has led several IES grant writing workshops at local and national conferences and has conducted numerous webinars on specific grant programs as well as grant writing. She also provides ongoing technical assistance to new and returning applicants and takes a lead role in writing NCSER’s main request for applications. Dr. Buckley received her Ph.D. in Educational (School) Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

• Jill Carlivati McCarroll, Ph.D. (Jill.McCarroll@ed.gov; 202-304-2920) is the Study Director of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies (ECLS) program https://nces.ed.gov/ecls/ at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education. Dr. McCarroll joined NCES in 2008. Since then, she has authored several reports utilizing ECLS data and serves as the point of contact for data user inquiries about ECLS data. She also co-leads an internal NCES group that discusses challenges and proposed solutions with respect to study recruitment for federal studies. In addition to her work at NCES, she has been a member of various government interagency working groups pertaining to federal statistics and their use, for example serving as a subgroup chairperson for the Office of Management and Budget’s 2017-18 Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity. Dr. McCarroll received her doctoral degree in Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development.

• David A. Richards, Ph.D. (David.Richards@ed.gov, 202-245-6202) is an Education Statistician in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at IES. Dr. Richards joined IES in 2015. At NCES, he is the Study Director of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS; https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/bps/), which monitors the progress of first-time beginning postsecondary students toward degree completion, three years and six years after their first enrollment. He also provides support for the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) and the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B). Prior to joining the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), David was a Senior Research Associate at the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at UNCF. Dr. Richards earned his doctorate in Social Psychology at the University of Florida.

Workshop Purpose
This workshop will provide instruction and advice on writing a successful grant application to the IES research centers (the National Center for Education Research [NCER; https://ies.ed.gov/ncer/research/] and the National Center for Special Education Research [NCSER; https://ies.ed.gov/ncser/research/]). Each center offers a flagship program, NCER’s Education Research Grants Program (ALN 84.305A) and NCSER’s Special Education Research Grants Program (ALN 84.324A), which are designed to support rigorous research that helps solve significant education problems and that is relevant to the teaching and learning needs of the diverse population of the United States. IES research grants programs have a strong emphasis on the role of partnerships between researchers and educators/schools to help ensure that the research we support meets local needs to increase the likelihood that best practices are sustained and scaled.

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