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A Day at a Positive Action School

Posted on May 25, 2011, by cody

Carol Gerber Allred, Ph.D., President/Developer of Positive Action, Inc., has sent us this wonderful essay about a typical day at a Positive Action (PA) school. You can learn more about PA on the PNRC website or on the website for Positive Action, a successful evidence-based practice. It is Monday morning about a half an hour [...]

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Reframing School Discipline from “Who is to blame” To “How can we support each other to be more successful?”

Posted on May 21, 2011, by cody

Dr. Jeffrey Sprague, Professor of Special Education, Director of the University of Oregon Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior, is currently the Principal Investigator of a NIDA research grant and co-investigator of three Institute of Education Sciences Goal 2 projects. He seems to be one of the busiest people on the planet, so we are [...]

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The Importance of Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders

Posted on May 12, 2011, by cody

Tony Biglan, Co-Director of the PNRC, has written this timely message for our Journal. Recent Institute of Medicine reports on prevention and treatment1-3 document the extensive progress made in prevention of most mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Exponential growth in the number of randomized controlled trials over the past 15 years has delineated programs and [...]

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Chaundrissa Smith and her Work with Adamsville

Posted on April 29, 2011, by cody

Chaundrissa Oyeshiku Smith, PhD, is a key member of the PNRC. She is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She sent the following post to us from Atlanta.  It is always gratifying to find members of a community who are truly committed to their community. I was fortunate to encounter that kind [...]

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A Promising Future for Lane County

Posted on April 12, 2011, by admin

All over America communities are organizing to improve outcomes for young people living in high poverty neighborhoods.  Here is a glimpse of one effort that I am proud to be connected with. I while back I had the honor of giving the keynote address to Lane County United Way’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative.  The initiative is [...]

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