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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)…

Colloquium, April 20: Harvard data scientist on “just in time” interventions

One of the longstanding challenges of mental health interventions has been the difficulty in tailoring programs to the needs of individual people. New technology has made it possible to customize the type and amount of support we give an individual based on the state of that person. As part of ITR’s colloquium series, we are…

Paid summer fellowships available for graduate students

ITR’s fellowship program provides 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. The program supports ITR’s interdisciplinary, team-based approach to cultivating new ways of solving problems in children’s mental health. Types of awards: Collaborative research proposals may involve…

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Colloquium: ​Trauma in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The event has passed. View the presentation slides here. *** While the path from trauma exposure, to effect, to treatment is relatively well understood for typically developing children, we know much less about this path for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). As part of ITR’s colloquium series, we are excited to host researchers Dr.…

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,…