Postdoctoral Training Program in Prevention Science at the University of Oregon: Preparing Education Researchers to Prevent Social and Behavioral Problems in Schools Funding period: 2018–2023 PIs: Dr. John Seeley, Dr. Beth Stormshak Funded by: Institute of Education Sciences Grant number: R324B180001 Trainees gain expertise in prevention science and one of three training areas: interventions to reduce later risk and promote behavioral and academic success, evidence-based programs in real-world settings, and advanced research methods.
Prevention of Substance Use in At-Risk Students: A Family-Centered Web Program Funding period: 2015–2020 PIs: Dr. John Seeley, Dr. Beth Stormshak Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse Grant number: R01 DA037628 This study is examining whether a brief, tailored, web-based family- centered intervention for families of middle school youth can reduce behavioral risk, enhance parenting skills, improve family climate, and improve child outcomes.
Ecological Approach to Family Intervention and Treatment Funding period: March 1, 2009– February 28, 2014 PI: Dr. John Seeley (PI: Dr. Thomas Dishion, Arizona State University; Co-Is: Dr. Elizabeth Stormshak, University of Oregon; Dr. Keith Smolkowski, Oregon Research Institute) Funded by: Institute of Education Sciences Grant number: R324A090111 This project began as a collaboration between Oregon Research Institute and the University of Oregon. Funded as a Goal 4 study, the primary aim was to scale up the Family Check-Up (FCU) model for schools across Oregon, test primary outcomes, and mea-sure implementation constructs. The FCU was adapted as the Positive Family Support program, now the school-based model for dissemination that integrates three levels of intervention. In Level 1, a family resource center provides in-formation and educational support for parents. In Level 2, home-to-school partnerships are created, and parents receive daily or weekly data about their child’s attendance, homework completion, and behavior. Level 3 includes the FCU, which is delivered to parents who need additional support and focuses on specific skill enhancement and home-to-school coordination of effective intervention strategies. School-level data about implementation and fidelity have been collected and will help us understand the factors that increase uptake and the success of large-scale, family-centered interventions in schools.