The Sanford School Speaker Series - Kevin Sutherland, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Sutherland
Virginia Commonwealth University

Conducting and sustaining a school-based research program: BEST in CLASS and the importance of community engagement

This talk will describe a school-based research program funded continuously by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) since 2008. Specifically we will discuss the genesis of the BEST in CLASS program, a tier-2 prevention program delivered by teachers to young children at-risk for emotional/behavioral disorders, with a particular emphasis on how we have moved through the IES funding goal structure (and back again). Findings of a recently completed multisite randomized controlled trial will be shared, and current intervention studies will be described. A particular focus of the talk will be on community-engaged research and the importance of partnerships with school administrators, teachers and family members.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
SS 204