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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…

Save the date: ITR Fall Conference, September 15

The importance of parenting in highly stressed children and families ITR’s fall conference will look at evidence-based interventions that focus on parents in order to improve children’s mental health. The conference will take place at the University of Minnesota. We will be releasing information on speakers, times, and location soon.

Dr. Gerald August to present at First Annual Dan Markingson Symposium

ITR Co-Director Dr. Gerald August will present on “The Role of the Family in Shared Medical and Mental Health Decision-making” at the First Annual Dan Markingson Symposium on the role of family in mental well-being and mental health recovery. Dr. August is known worldwide for his work on the importance of personal preferences, tailored interventions, and shared decision-making in…

Ambit Network releases simple, accurate trauma screening tool

The Ambit Network works to improve access to quality care for traumatized children by giving practitioners the skills and resources they need to address mental health issues with evidence-based practices. One of the common requests Ambit receives from practitioners is a tool to quickly and accurately screen children for possible child trauma. With that in mind,…

Grants available: 2017 Collaborative Seed Grant Program

The University of Minnesota Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) announces the 2017 Collaborative Seed Grant Program. ITR collaborative seed grants are designed to support small research projects addressing important issues in children’s mental health that align with ITR’s mission, are identified by communities in Minnesota, and have a high likelihood of…

Training for pre-doctoral fellows in translational prevention science

2017-2018 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The University of Minnesota’s Center for Personalized Prevention Research in Children’s Mental Health (CPPR) would like to announce a training opportunity. The Translational Prevention Science Training Program is a NIMH sponsored T32 training grant to support pre-doctoral fellows in translational prevention science. The goal of the Translational Prevention Science Training Program…

Paid summer fellowships available for students

Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) 2017 Translational Research Summer Fellowships Deadline Date: March 31, 2017 @ noon Download the application The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) is pleased to provide three graduate students with summer support to pursue collaborative research projects involving the development or expansion of evidence-based…

Free in-depth trainings from ITR

ITR is offering free professional development trainings to become a facilitator in two evidence-based interventions this summer. Both will take place August 7-10, 2017 and September 11-14, 2017. Become a facilitator in Parent Management Training-Oregon model (PMTO): Learn more and apply [Hear more about the PMTO trainings from our Q&A presentation in March] Become a facilitator in After Deployment:…