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Announcing the ITR colloquium series on translational research approaches

We are excited to announce our 2019-2020 colloquium series on translational research. Each year ITR hosts a series of colloquia on critical topics related to its mission of bridging the gap between research and practice in children’s mental health. The series will kick off September 10 with a panel discussion about the basics of translational…

ITR News Roundup – March

ITR program news The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) runs a number of programs, from research to implementation, meant to bridge the gap between research and practice in children’s mental health.  CPPR publishes special edition of the Journal of Prevention Science ITR’s Center for Personalized Prevention Research recently published a special issue of…

ITR Summer Fellowship Program

Deadline: April 5, 2019, at noon 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 prevention or treatment interventions in children’s mental health. ITR MISSION: ITR is designed to bridge the vast…

2019 Ambit Conference: Cultural competency in community practice

WHAT: 2019 Ambit Network Conference: “Cultural competency: Integrating cultural considerations into evidence-based models and community practice”  WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 8:30-12:30 p.m. WHERE: McNamara Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN HOW MUCH: $25 (includes breakfast) RSVP: z.umn.edu/competence “Cultural competence” is becoming one of the most important topics in mental health practice. There is a rapidly growing…

ITR colloquium: Adaptive interventions with methodologist Danny Almirall

Colloquium presentation: “Adaptive Interventions and Implementation Science in Child and Adolescent Mental Health” WHEN: Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 “Adaptive interventions” represent an exciting new frontier in evidence-based practices. A growing body of research shows that the effective prevention or treatment of a wide variety of health disorders often requires individualized, sequential decision-making. However, designing adaptive interventions requires…

New NIH-funded center will focus on child maltreatment

ITR, in partnership with the University of Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center (MHFC), has received a multi-million-dollar grant to create a national center for child maltreatment studies, becoming one of only three academic institutional partnerships in the United States to receive this prestigious award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute…

Grants Available: 2019 Collaborative Seed Grant Program

Applications due November 2, 2018 The University of Minnesota Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) announces the 2019 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…

Announcing ITR’s fall symposium on innovations in implementation science

Innovations in Implementation Science: Bridging the Science to Practice Gap across Community Systems of Care October 4 & 5, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN RSVP: z.umn.edu/2018symposium Over the past several decades, there have been enormous breakthroughs in our understanding of how to improve children’s mental health. However, many of these interventions—which research teams can spend entire careers…

A guide to forming advisory boards for family-serving organizations

Forming an advisory board can feel like adding yet another box to check in the path to getting something done. But a well-planned advisory board will make your work better, not harder, by providing broader perspective, ensuring you are empowering those you serve, and creating ambassadors for your work. A new tool from ITR’s Center…

Announcing: Tuition-free training in Family Checkup intervention

WHAT: Tuition free, intensive training in the renowned Family Check-Up intervention WHEN: September 24-27, 2018 WHERE: REACH Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ WHO: Providers and organizations who work with parents and children in schools, community health centers, government agencies, and other settings (providers do not need to be licensed to deliver FCU)…