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Leading Students And Teachers Away From Adversity And Towards Success, Joshua Covey, Amanda Pascale, Eve Miller, Matthew Ohlson 2017 Franklin Covey Education

Leading Students And Teachers Away From Adversity And Towards Success, Joshua Covey, Amanda Pascale, Eve Miller, Matthew Ohlson

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The Leader in Me is a whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. The session will share best practices from the field and particpants will leave with proven strategies for increasing outcomes and creating college and career ready leaders.


Youth Outcomes Of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Tf-Cbt) In The Child Trauma Training Center (Cttc), Crystaltina Montagna, Jessica L. Griffin, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Genevieve Kane-Howse, MaryBeth Todd 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Youth Outcomes Of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Tf-Cbt) In The Child Trauma Training Center (Cttc), Crystaltina Montagna, Jessica L. Griffin, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Genevieve Kane-Howse, Marybeth Todd

Jessica L. Griffin

Objectives: Exposure to trauma among youth is common and can cause behavioral, social and functioning problems. Use of evidence-based trauma treatment can reduce post-traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms and behavioral problems. This poster highlights the outcomes of youth who participated in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) provided by clinicians who were trained through the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC).

Methods: 308 youth ages 6-18 were enrolled into the CTTC evaluation with a mean age of 11.31 years (SD = 3.5); over half were female (58.1%), the majority were white (62.3%) and 37 ...


Massachusetts Population Health Information Tools: Tools For Community Health Needs Assessment And Planning, Erin Collins, Robert Knorr, Frances Medaglia 2017 Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Population Health Information Tools: Tools For Community Health Needs Assessment And Planning, Erin Collins, Robert Knorr, Frances Medaglia

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Overview

Staff from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) will conduct a training and discussion on available MDPH data and in-development tools for accessing those data for community engagement, planning and assessment efforts. The workshop will include the sharing of practical information on MDPH data and demonstrations of tools (for those with laptops, hands-on opportunities for data access may be possible).

Learning Objectives

-To learn about available MDPH data and data tools for community engaged research

-To understand possible MDPH roles in community engaged research

- To contribute to MDPH data access planning for meeting the needs of groups conducting ...


Building Collaborative Health Research Drawing On New Lessons From Citizen Science, Linda Silka 2017 University of Maine

Building Collaborative Health Research Drawing On New Lessons From Citizen Science, Linda Silka

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Community-based participatory research is growing. What is also growing is citizen science. There are useful lessons for the health field from this rapidly growing approach of citizen science. The National Institutes of Health and other health leaders such as Community Campus Partnerships for Health have begun encouraging cross-learning between those engaged in CBPR and those doing citizen science. There are many opportunities to spark innovation and problem solve by analyzing each others’ practices and incorporating relevant aspects into community health research. The purpose of this workshop is to share with participants some of the latest practices in citizen science and ...


Empowering Women In Underserved Communities: Using Cbpr Approaches To Improve Health Literacy And Community Capacity, Jennifer A. Manganello, Janine M. Jurkowski, Elena T. Carbone 2017 University at Albany School of Public Health

Empowering Women In Underserved Communities: Using Cbpr Approaches To Improve Health Literacy And Community Capacity, Jennifer A. Manganello, Janine M. Jurkowski, Elena T. Carbone

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Moderator: Elena Carbone, DrPH RD, LDN, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst

Presenters:

Jennifer Manganello, MPH, PhD

Janine M. Jurkowski, MPH, PhD

Elena T. Carbone, DrPH, RD, LDN

Session Description

Promoting health literacy empowers individuals and communities to better navigate the health care system and health information environment, and allows for informed decision making for choices and actions that affect health. Empowerment Theory and health literacy are inherent in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with low-income and disadvantaged populations. In order for representatives to be engaged as equal participants in the research process, research and health capacity building need to ...


Outer Cape Community Resource Navigator Program: Rural Community Engagement-Driven Service Delivery, Andy Lowe, Marta "Dikke" Hansen, Andrew Jorgensen 2017 Outer Cape Health Services

Outer Cape Community Resource Navigator Program: Rural Community Engagement-Driven Service Delivery, Andy Lowe, Marta "Dikke" Hansen, Andrew Jorgensen

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Moderator: Andy Lowe, Director of Program Management Resources, Outer Cape Health Services

Presenters:

Marta “Dikke” Hansen, MSW, Director of Behavioral Health

Andrew Jorgensen, MD, Associate Medical Director

Session Description

The Outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts region is famed for its beauty as a summer vacation destination. For many residents and migrant workers serving the tourism industry; however, the intersection of isolation, little affordable housing, and limited transportation options can exacerbate problems due to mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring conditions. Police, emergency responders, and EDs encounter this at-risk population disproportionately. Outer Cape Health Services, the local FQHC, proposed a novel solution ...


The Ethics And Practice Of Digital Storytelling As A Methodology For Community-Based Participatory Research In Public Health, Aline C. Gubrium, Louis F. Graham, Sarah Lowe, Mary Paterno, Alice Fiddian-Green 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Ethics And Practice Of Digital Storytelling As A Methodology For Community-Based Participatory Research In Public Health, Aline C. Gubrium, Louis F. Graham, Sarah Lowe, Mary Paterno, Alice Fiddian-Green

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Moderator: Alice Fiddian-Green, PhD student, Department of Health Promotion and Practice, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Presenters and Session Titles:

“An Ethics Framework for Digital Storytelling as a Multi-Purposed Public Health Method”: Aline Gubrium, PhD

Applying the Ethics Framework in Two Projects: (1) Louis Graham, MPH, DrPH, and Sarah Lowe, MPW: “Stakeholder Engagement and Ethical Planning for Digital Storytelling: The MOCHA Moving Forward Project” (2) Mary Paterno, CNM, PhD: “Digital Storytelling as Health Promotion and Data: Ethical Considerations from a Peer-Mentor Based Project to Address Perinatal Substance Use Disorder in a Rural Community"

Session ...


Putting Health Equity Front And Center In Community Health Improvement By Empowering, Listening To, And Respecting Community Voices, Kristin Bafaro, Alexis Travis, Judi Kirk, Ashley Stockwell 2017 Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester

Putting Health Equity Front And Center In Community Health Improvement By Empowering, Listening To, And Respecting Community Voices, Kristin Bafaro, Alexis Travis, Judi Kirk, Ashley Stockwell

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

In 2012 the City of Worcester released the first Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), with the goal of making Worcester the Healthiest City in the Healthiest Region in the Commonwealth by 2020. Following tremendous success and leveraging lessons learned the Worcester Division of Public health, in collaboration with the Coalition for a Greater Healthy Worcester, UMass Memorial and Fallon Health released the 2016 CHIP, with the single goal of promoting health equity. During this session we will describe the comprehensive needs assessment process, research tools, long-term community engagement strategies and implementation practices that have created a community-driven movement across sectors ...


Project-Based Service Learning Opportunities To Improve Community-Based Services, Meredith Dove 2017 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Project-Based Service Learning Opportunities To Improve Community-Based Services, Meredith Dove

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

This presentation was prepared for the breakout session entitled: From the Community to the Classroom: Complementary Pathways to Service Learning and Community Engaged Research.

Students often have a genuine interest in contributing to the local community surrounding UMass Dartmouth through engaged research and learning. This presentation will highlight initiatives to nurture existing university-community partnerships to develop community-based research projects that provide opportunities for student involvement. Project-based service learning opportunities developed through collaboration with community organizations and agencies after identifying organizational needs, often with a goal to strengthen or refine existing services, will be presented. The critical role of institutional support ...


Speaker Biographies: 2017 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement and Research Symposium 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Speaker Biographies: 2017 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Biographies of all the speakers at the 6th annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, held Friday, March 3, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


School Based Pediatric Asthma Surveillance In Massachusetts, Frances Medaglia, Vannalyn Abille 2017 Massachusetts Department of Public Health

School Based Pediatric Asthma Surveillance In Massachusetts, Frances Medaglia, Vannalyn Abille

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Asthma remains one of the most common chronic diseases among children in the United States today. Surveillance is limited to national and state estimates which can vary over time and by population (CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2012). It is estimated that anywhere from 14% to 50% of children with asthma remain undiagnosed. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Environmental Health (MDPH/BEH) has been conducting a successful and comprehensive statewide school-based asthma surveillance program since 2002. Partnering with school nurses throughout the state, we request aggregate information via a one-page survey. The survey is distributed ...


Chicopee And Springfield School Collaboration With Umass Amherst (Uma): Alcohol And Opioid Screening, Brief Intervention And Referral To Treatment, Donna Zucker, Sally Linowski, Genevieve E. Chandler, Emma Dundon, Gloria DiFulvio, Diane Fedorchak, Suzanne Rataj, Dawn Heffernan 2017 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Chicopee And Springfield School Collaboration With Umass Amherst (Uma): Alcohol And Opioid Screening, Brief Intervention And Referral To Treatment, Donna Zucker, Sally Linowski, Genevieve E. Chandler, Emma Dundon, Gloria Difulvio, Diane Fedorchak, Suzanne Rataj, Dawn Heffernan

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The UMA nursing undergraduate training program, SBIRT: The Power of Nursing to Change Health, builds on a SAMHSA curriculum that is integrated into existing psychiatric/mental health, pediatric/young adult and community nursing courses that incorporate alcohol and substance abuse disorders. Student nurses will apply these new skills in their community and medical/surgical rotations in partnership with the Chicopee and Springfield Public Schools. High School survey data indicate that on average 67.5% of high school students have consumed alcohol with 40.1% indicating one drink in the last 30 days, and another 22.2% having five or more ...


Putting Health Equity Front And Center In Community Health Improvement By Empowering, Listening To, And Respecting Community Voices, Alexis Travis, Judi Kirk, Ashley Stockwell, Kristin Bafaro 2017 Worcester Division of Public Health

Putting Health Equity Front And Center In Community Health Improvement By Empowering, Listening To, And Respecting Community Voices, Alexis Travis, Judi Kirk, Ashley Stockwell, Kristin Bafaro

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

In 2016, the Worcester Division of Public Health, Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester (CHGW), UMass Memorial and Fallon Health, released the 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP spans nine priority areas, with 31 objectives and 100 strategies with measurable outcomes. The focus is on social determinants of health, with health equity as the overarching goal. This goal will only be achieved if we empower, listen to, and respect community voices throughout the CHIP implementation process. CHGW presents a mechanism for community participation. A community-based structure which is open, transparent, and provides support in all areas of implementation ...


Healthy Kids & Families: Overcoming Social, Environmental And Family Barriers To Childhood Obesity Prevention, Amy Borg, Christina Haughton, Kevin J. Kane, Stephenie C. Lemon, Lori Pbert, Wenjun Li, Milagros C. Rosal 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Healthy Kids & Families: Overcoming Social, Environmental And Family Barriers To Childhood Obesity Prevention, Amy Borg, Christina Haughton, Kevin J. Kane, Stephenie C. Lemon, Lori Pbert, Wenjun Li, Milagros C. Rosal

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Healthy Kids & Families, the applied research project of the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center, is testing the impact of a community health worker (CHW)-delivered intervention aimed at helping families overcome barriers to childhood obesity prevention. The intervention addresses social, environmental, and family issues that may pose as barriers to healthy choices. The intervention is compared to a comparison condition consisting of a CHW-delivered intervention aimed at helping families improve positive parenting skills. The intervention and comparison condition are identical in format, Both use multiple delivery modalities to maintain novelty and prevent attrition/burden. These include home visits, telephone contacts ...


Raising Physician Awareness To Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure: The Massachusetts Community Lead Progress Report, Mariya Fishbeyn 2017 Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Raising Physician Awareness To Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure: The Massachusetts Community Lead Progress Report, Mariya Fishbeyn

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Massachusetts has been at the forefront of childhood lead poisoning prevention, enacting one of the nation's first Lead Laws in the 1970's. The Massachusetts Lead Law is stringent, requiring universal screening of children for lead poisoning multiple times before age three, and the removal or covering of lead paint hazards in all homes built before 1978 where a child under age six lives. Owing to such a robust law, Massachusetts screening rates are high and the prevalence and incidence of lead poisoning has been steadily decreasing since 2000. Despite these successes, there is wide variation in screening and ...


Youth Outcomes Of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Tf-Cbt) In The Child Trauma Training Center (Cttc), Crystaltina Montagna, Jessica L. Griffin, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Genevieve Kane-Howse, MaryBeth Todd 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Youth Outcomes Of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Tf-Cbt) In The Child Trauma Training Center (Cttc), Crystaltina Montagna, Jessica L. Griffin, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Genevieve Kane-Howse, Marybeth Todd

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Objectives: Exposure to trauma among youth is common and can cause behavioral, social and functioning problems. Use of evidence-based trauma treatment can reduce post-traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms and behavioral problems. This poster highlights the outcomes of youth who participated in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) provided by clinicians who were trained through the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC).

Methods: 308 youth ages 6-18 were enrolled into the CTTC evaluation with a mean age of 11.31 years (SD = 3.5); over half were female (58.1%), the majority were white (62.3%) and 37 ...


Agenda: 2017 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement and Research Symposium 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Agenda: 2017 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Agenda for the 6th annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, held Friday, March 3, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Sibling Support Program: A Family-Centered Mental Health Initiative, Emily Rubin, Leah Baigell, Emily Lauer, Louis Ostrowsky, Elizabeth Janopaul-Naylor, Greg Barnett, James Mackenzie, Nikhil Patel, Yana Kotlar, Adele Pressman, Jacob Venter 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sibling Support Program: A Family-Centered Mental Health Initiative, Emily Rubin, Leah Baigell, Emily Lauer, Louis Ostrowsky, Elizabeth Janopaul-Naylor, Greg Barnett, James Mackenzie, Nikhil Patel, Yana Kotlar, Adele Pressman, Jacob Venter

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Sibling Support Program: A Family-Centered Mental Health Initiative was developed at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The project is currently implemented at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts as an IRB-approved research study, and at another Boston-based hospital as a Quality Improvement (QI) initiative. The program was also piloted at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The project explores the impact of mental illness on typically developing siblings and caregivers of children with psychiatric needs. Project goals: to increase resiliency and mitigate the trauma commonly experienced by siblings of children admitted for ...


Connecting Community To Research: A Training Program To Increase Community Partnerships In Research, Jennifer Pamphile, Sharon Bak, Nikki Spencer, Ann Han, Tracy A. Battaglia 2017 Boston University School of Medicine

Connecting Community To Research: A Training Program To Increase Community Partnerships In Research, Jennifer Pamphile, Sharon Bak, Nikki Spencer, Ann Han, Tracy A. Battaglia

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: Community Engaged Research (CEnR) as a means to address health disparities has emphasized the necessity for community members to partner with researchers. The Boston University CTSI identified the local need to increase the number and diversity of community members ready and willing to engage in the research process.

Methods: Connecting Community to Research (CCR) was designed to train community groups interested in improving the health of their community. Trainings were adapted from existing curricula with input from a 12 member advisory panel. The goal was to help trainees understand the various roles they can play along the research process ...


Breakout Session Descriptions: 2017 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement and Research Symposium 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Breakout Session Descriptions: 2017 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Breakout Session descriptions for the 6th annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, held Friday, March 3, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


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