Spring 2007 Problem Behavior News Archive

Richard Jessor was an invited participant in the year-long Psychology Speaker Series organized by the psychologists at RAND in Santa Monica, CA. His talk, on January 18, dealt with the findings from the Denver-Beijing-Zhengzhou collaborative study of risk and protective factors in adolescent risk behavior and development. Jessor's presentation emphasized that the underlying explanatory account of risk behavior was largely invariant across such radically different societal contexts.


Joanne Belknap will be presenting a talk entitled "Gateways to Girls' Illegal Behaviors" at the Understanding Girls' Problem Behaviors Conference, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden in February 2007.


Del Elliott was quoted in an article in the Rocky Mountain News April 4, 2007, concerning the sealing of the depositions on the Columbine High School shootings.


Sharon Mihalic and Abigail Fagan, Social Development Research Group, University of Washington, conducted a one-day preconference on May 29th, 2007 at the Society for Prevention Research in Washington D.C. The workshop was entitled "Using Tested Programs in the Real World—Strategies and Tools to Promote Implementation Fidelity." The workshop was designed so that participants would:
1. Understand the importance of achieving implementation fidelity of tested programs.
2. Agree upon common elements of implementation fidelity and discuss ways of measuring these elements.
3. Discuss the pros and cons of when and how to adapt programs to the local situation.
4. Identify general models, tools and strategies that promote implementation fidelity.