Richard Tremblay – Early Childhood Origins of Violent Behaviour: Implications for Preventive Interventions

Richard E. Tremblay is professor of paediatrics, psychiatry and psychology at the Université de Montréal and professor of child development at the University College Dublin, Ireland; known throughout the world for his innovative research on socialization and the prevention of violence in children. He has published widely in scientific journals, books and websites. Named as one of Canada’s top five researchers by ‘Time’ magazine and featured in ‘Science’.

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Dr J David Hawkins ’€“ Using Prevention Science to Promote Healthy Youth Development

Dr J David Hawkins is the Endowed Professor of Prevention and Founding Director of the Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle. He received his B.A. in 1967 from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University in 1975. His research focuses on understanding and preventing child and adolescent health and behaviour problems.
He is principal investigator of the Community Youth Development Study, a randomized field experiment involving 24 communities across seven states testing the effectiveness of the Communities That Care prevention system developed by Hawkins and Richard F. Catalano. He has authored numerous articles and several books as well as prevention programs for parents and families, including Guiding Good Choices, Parents Who Care, and Supporting School Success. His prevention work is guided by the social development model, his theory of human behaviour.

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Adolescent Health and Risk Behaviours Symposium: Policy, Research and Practice

On Wednesday 29th February 2012 SCPHRP and Health Scotland co-hosted an Adolescent Health and Risk Behaviours Symposium. The Symposium focused on policy, research and practice relating to adolescent health and featured presentations from a variety of speakers, as well as panel discussions and opportunities for Q&A.

Playlist

Welcome and Opening Introduction: John Frank and Grant Costello
Adolescent Health and Wellbeing – Time to do things differently? Dr. Harry Burns
Trends in adolescent risk behaviour and relationships between risk behaviours – Helen Sweeting
Intervention programmes to prevent multiple risk behaviour – Ruth Jepson
City of Edinburgh Council – Multiple risk behaviour approach
Dumfries and Galloway ’€“ Life stages
Tayside – Taking an asset based approach to reducing teenage pregnancy
Themes from Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children – Candace Currie
Comments from discussion panel and open discussions

Slides

Helen Sweeting: Trends in adolescent risk behaviours and relationships between risk behaviours: comparison of two West of Scotland cohorts
Ruth Jepson: Review of interventions/approaches to address multiple risk behaviours in adolescents
John Nicholls: An emerging policy to address young people’€™s Risk Taking Behaviours
Jo Kopela & Michele Mccoy: Approaches to Addressing Adolescent Health Needs in Dumfries & Galloway
Felicity Snowsill & Ann Eriksen: Teenage Pregnancy: Everybody’€™s business!
Candace Currie & Kate Levin: Risk, wellbeing and assets for health: findings from Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children: WHO Collaborative Cross-National Study

Resources

Program: Adolescent Health and Risk Behaviours Symposium
List of Attendees

 

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