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PACT: Parents and Children Together

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What We Do

Through PACT, Penn State researchers increase the cultural sensitivity and impact of their research while improving lives in Harrisburg.

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How We Helped

PACT reaches out to the community through free family workshops and trainings for childcare employees, and in other ways as needed.

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What We've Learned

PACT brings what we’ve learned through research in Harrisburg back to community members, local organizations and our Community Advisory Board. 

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Parents and Children Together (PACT) is a Penn State University Park research initiative. The PACT Initiative works to promote the health and well-being of children, youth, and families from diverse backgrounds through culturally-sensitive and community-engaged research projects implemented by Penn State researchers. PACT is funded through contributions from Penn State's Psychology Department, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), Child Study Center (CSC), College of Health and Human Development, Human Development and Family Studies, and participating research projects.

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Penn State professor brings research to Harrisburg via PACT
Dr. Douglas Teti is a developmental scientist whose research is focused on family processes as they relate to infant and early child development.
2017 Big 33 Football Classic Event
PACT representatives were able to attend the 60th Big 33 Football Classic Event.
2017 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
PACT and LHACC participated in the 2017 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.
15th Annual South Allison Hill Multicultural Parade & Festival
On May 13, 2017, PACT Co-sponsored the 15th Annual South Allison Hill Multicultural Parade & Festival.
PACT Affiliates Give Back at the Harrisburg Hispanic Heritage Festival
Penn State representatives engaged with the Harrisburg community at the Hispanic Heritage Festival Kick-Off Block Party.
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