Spring 2003 Problem Behavior News Archive

Delbert S. Elliott was an invited speaker as part of the Implementing Science Based Prevention Practices segment at the National Institute of Drug Abuses What Do Schools Really Think About Conducting and Implementing Prevention Research? Blending Research and Reality Conference, held on April 3 in Bethesda, Maryland. He spoke on Implementation Challenges from the Researchers Perspective.

On April 4, Delbert S. Elliott and Bill Woodward were invited speakers at the Leadership Denver: Crime and Justice Day Conference sponsored by the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation and Leadership Denver. The focus of their presentation centered around What we know about crime and violence.

On April 14-15 in Snowbird, Utah, Delbert S. Elliott was an invited presenter at the Advances in Drug Abuse Prevention: Current Findings, Critical Issues, and Future Directions Conference organized by Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Elliott presented A critique of the negotiated balance approach in the fidelity-local adaptation debate.

Sheryl Cardozo presented Safe schools: An evaluation of what works (and what doesnt) in a school violence prevention process (co-authored by Gretta St. Martin) at the American Educational Research Associations annual conference in Chicago on April 22. The presentation was part of a panel discussion on How Students Deal with Conflict and Violence in Their Schools. Attendees included administrators, prevention specialists, and researchers looking to further explore school violence prevention.

Delbert S. Elliott was a keynote speaker, along with Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar and David Hawkins of Seattles Social Development Research Group of the University of Washington at the 3rd Annual Safe Communities-Safe Schools Conference at the Omni Interlocken on May 1-2 in Broomfield. The CSPV staff (including Jane Grady and Susan Williams) coordinated and hosted the conference. Workshop presenters included staff members Bill Woodward, Sharon Mihalic, Gretta St. Martin, Sheryl Cardozo, and Delbert S. Elliott; facilitating the workshops were staff members Diane Ballard, Jane Grady, Susan Williams, Grace Taylor, Bill Woodward, Gretta St. Martin, Sheryl Cardozo, Sharon Mihalic, and Delbert S. Elliott. More than two hundred participants attended the two-day event which was funded by the Colorado Trust and The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice.

The CSPV Blueprints staff and National Health Promotion Associates hosted a training of trainers June 5-7 in Breckenridge to enhance the ability of Blueprints grant recipients to sustain the Life Skills Training Drug Prevention Program once funding has ended.

Sharon Mihalic spoke on Implementation fidelity as a factor in successful replication for New York county and state agency partners participating in the Integrated County Planning Project on June 10 in Syracuse, New York.