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IVRL workshop promotes strategies to prevent teen relationship violence

Preventing interpersonal relationship violence among teens was the focus of the April 28 Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop, hosted by the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory.

The virtual, interactive workshop focused on practical, cost-effective, evidence-based prevention strategies. Katie Edwards, associate professor, CYFS and educational psychology, and Emily Waterman, IVRL faculty affiliate, outlined definitions, statistics, causes and consequences of teen dating violence and sexual violence. Full Article

University of Texas’ Bond leads MAP Academy Methodology Workshop

Mark Bond, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, led the MAP Academy’s Spring 2021 Methodology Workshop April 21.

Bond’s research keynote focused on the various analytical techniques used to investigate associations between early childhood traumatic experiences and mental illness for sexual and gender minorities — particularly, how a number of psychometric methods are employed, along with a unique model selection process. Full Article

NAECR Networking event explores relationship between early childhood practice, policy

An April 19 NAECR Networking discussion focused on the relationship between early childhood practice and policy. View the discussion.

The relationship between early childhood research practice and state legislation is a complex one that can sometimes help or hinder research efforts.

Early childhood researchers gathered April 19 to discuss how a better understanding of the policy process can enhance research during a virtual NAECR Networking event. Full Article

Video available for MAP Academy presentation featuring Lorey Wheeler

Lorey Wheeler, MAP Academy co-director, led the final presentation of the 2021 Spring Methodology Applications Series April 16. Watch the video.

Lorey Wheeler, MAP Academy co-director, led the final presentation of the Spring 2021 Methodology Applications Series presentation April 16.

Video is now available of her virtual presentation, “Measuring Dyadic Relationships: Introduction to Dyadic Indices and Approaches.” Full Article

MAP Academy to host Methodology Workshop April 21

The Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics’ Spring 2021 Methodology Workshop is Wednesday, April 21.

The event is free, open to the public and requires no registration.

Mark Bond, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, will lead the event, which begins with a research keynote at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Full Article

Youth VIP program changing lives, paving the way to safer communities

A March 30 youth-led webinar hosted by the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory highlighted successes, challenges and the future of Youth Voices in Prevention (Youth VIP).

During the event, youth leaders and adult mentors discussed how and why they became and remained involved in the program, and how Youth VIP has impacted their lives — and the lives of those closest to them. Full Article

Registration open for Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

In 2017, 7.4% of Nebraska high school students were physically hurt by someone they were dating during the past year, and 8.4% of Nebraska students reported being forced to have sex during their lifetime.

Preventing interpersonal relationship violence among teens is the focus of the Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop, April 28 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom videoconference. The workshop is hosted by the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory. Full Article