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Become trained in delivering ADAPT

Free intensive training offered in groundbreaking, evidence-based program for military parents April 16-19, May 14-17, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN Thanks to a federal grant, ITR is offering a tuition-free, two-week intensive training in delivering the groundbreaking parenting program for military families, After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT). The training is open to any organizations that work…

Colloquium: High-risk drinking among adolescents and young adults

We are excited to host Dr. Megan E. Patrick, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan to discuss her research on high-risk drinking among young people. Her talk, “High-risk drinking among adolescents and young adults: Motivations, expectancies, and opportunities for intervention” will highlight implications for prevention and intervention. The colloquium will take place on Tuesday, November 21…

Program for military parents is expanding

ITR’s first-of-its-kind parenting program for military parents has been making a splash in the Twin Cities media as it expands and continues to show positive outcomes. After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT), developed by ITR Director Dr. Abi Gewirtz, teaches parents how to regulate their emotions, build healthy relationships with their kids and partners, and set their…

Podcast interview: Dr. Marion Forgatch of PMTO

Dr. Marion Forgatch is a key developer of Parent Management Training-Oregon Model (PMTO), a landmark parent-focused intervention based on more than 50 years of research. In this discussion on the Center for Resilient Families podcast, Dr. Forgatch explains the basics of PMTO and why an organization may be interested in adopting it. You can listen below,…

Watch: Videos from Ambit Network/CRF conference

We had an amazing morning at our 2017 fall conference on Sept. 15. The conference focused on how working with parents can improve mental health outcomes for children exposed to traumatic stress. You can watch the presentations below. To request a copy of the slides, e-mail us. To learn about future conferences and training opportunities, subscribe to…

Center for Resilient Families training underway

ITR’s Center for Resilient Families is adapting and putting into practice five parenting interventions that have been found through rigorous testing to be effective at strengthening resilience among traumatized families. The Center’s first training, in partnership with Implementation Sciences International Inc., is training professionals who work with families in the well-researched intervention Parent Management Training –…

2017 Seed Grants Announced

We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Collaborative Seed Grant Program. These grants — $20,000 or less with a one-year time frame — support small research projects that advance the use of evidence-based practices in addressing pressing issues for children’s mental health. Each project partners with community organizations in Minnesota.  The goal…

National Children’s Alliance highlights Center for Resilient Families

The National Children’s Alliance recently featured Dr. Abi Gewirtz, Director of ITR and the Center for Resilient Families Director, discussing the Center’s work to reach children through their parents. From Dr. Gewirtz’s post: It’s no great surprise that much of our work in advocating for the well-being of children focuses on, well, the children—how to…

Ambit Network Fall Conference: The importance of parenting in highly stressed children and families

A growing body of research has shown how working with parents can improve mental health outcomes for children exposed to traumatic stress, and an upcoming half-day conference from the University of Minnesota’s Ambit Network and Center for Resilient Families will highlight cutting edge work in this field. Reserve your spot at z.umn.edu/parenting. The conference will…

Announcing ITR summer fellowship recipients

The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 Translational Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships help graduate students pursue collaborative research projects involving the development or expansion of evidence-based prevention or treatment interventions in children’s mental health. The fellowship program supports ITR’s mission to bridge the vast…