Fall 2005 Problem Behavior News Archive

Sharon Mihalic attended a meeting held by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) at the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, December 4 - 7. One in three black baby boys born in 2001 will go to prison at some point in his life. CDF is committed to dismantling the "cradle to prison pipeline." The meeting included presentations, discussion and brainstorming from team members from 10 innovative and successful jurisdictions, as well as some research experts. The goal was to share strategies for success, discuss the common elements of and challenges to developing comprehensive and integrated services, and develop a joint blueprint for change.

David Miklowitz, Problem Behavior Faculty Research Associate and professor of psychology, received the Mogens Schou Award for Research at the Sixth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder in June in Pittsburgh. Miklowitz has focused his research on developing effective approaches to educate families affected by bipolar disorder on the many factors contributing to control of the disease and its relapse. The Mogens Schou Awards were named in recognition and appreciation of Mogens Schou, honorary president of the International Society of Bipolar Disorders and emeritus professor at the Psychiatric Hospital in Risskov, Denmark, whose groundbreaking research 50 years ago proved lithium's significant mood-stabilizing effects for the treatment of bipolar disorders. --from Silver & Gold Record December 8, 2005

Sharon Mihalic attended and presented a paper at the American Society of Criminology Meetings in Toronto November 15-19. Topic: Findings from the Blueprints Replication Initiative: Ensuring Implementation Success.

Terence P. Thornberry, Problem Behavior Director and Director of the Rochester Youth Development Study, was one of only 16 experts invited to speak October 27, 2005 at a White House conference entitled "Helping America's Youth," organized by First Lady Laura Bush. The conference was designed to help communities throughout the country provide better, more scientifically-based programs to help children and adolescents. Thornberry used the Rochester study findings to identify both risk factors for problem behaviors and effective programs for helping at-risk youth.

A feature article, "Summit of a career", highlighting Richard Jessor and his career at the University of Colorado and the Institute of Behavioral Science was published in the Rocky Mountain News October 24, 2005.

Richard Jessor has been named distinguished professor. This is the highest honor that CU awards to faculty members. He is one of only 43 faculty members to receive the designation in the history of CU. Congratulations to him for this great and richly deserved honor! His nomination will be approved at the December Board of Regents meeting.

Donated from the files of Richard Jessor, the very first IBS newsletter (December, 1959) was called THE INSTI - TOOTER.