This summer program seeks to:
The theme for this Institute will be intervention research. More specifically, we will focus on designing and evaluating intervention studies in applied settings, with the aims of improving the cognitive, social, and emotional outcomes of children and adolescents.
For this Institute, applied research in child and adolescent development is defined as:
The utilization of behavioral and social-science theory and data to describe, explain, and optimize the course of child and adolescent development and to enhance the key settings within which young people develop, (e.g., families, schools, after-school programs, community social service settings, or health settings).
Applied research in child and adolescent development may include a range of research settings, research designs, measurement methods, and quantitative and qualitative data analytic procedures to identify and enhance policies and programs for promoting healthy child and adolescent development.
During the summer institute, participants will take part in a series of presentations, interactive seminars, and small group work that support the acquisition of advanced skills in planning and conducting applied research with children.
Days include: topical seminars; afternoon sessions during which attendees work with others on their research plans; dinner address or panel discussions intended to broaden the scope of the training to include "big picture" guidance and commentary.
Faculty and speakers are drawn from various disciplines and include leading members of the research, policy, or communications communities. Faculty will: serve as mentors to designated small groups of attendees; serve as resources during the week; and be available on an as-requested basis for individual consultations about applied research design and project ideas.
To be eligible for this Institute, individuals must:
The Child Development and Behavior Branch of the NICHD is organizing this Institute with financial support and guidance from the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health and from the Society for Research in Child Development.
Participants will be expected to pay for their own travel costs. A limited number of travel awards will be available for individuals accepted to participate in the Institute. Upon acceptance to the Institute, requests indicating special circumstances and need for travel award should be made to: email@example.com. There are no additional fees. Accommodations, meals, registration, and materials are covered by the Institute.
The Bolger Center9600 Newbridge DrivePotomac, MD 20854http://www.bolgercenter.com/
All applications materials must be submitted electronically. A complete application packet must include:
Applications must be received electronically no later than January 15, 2011.
Participants will be notified of their selection by April 4, 2011.
Send the application form and supporting documentation electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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