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PACT researchers interface with the community in a variety of ways. In addition to presenting for employees of organizations, we have also done workshops for families, as well as participated in many community events:


April 2017

Wadsworth, M.E. & Panlilio, C. (2017) Responding to the Needs of Trauma-exposed Students in the Classroom. Teacher Leadership Council of the Harrisburg School District. In-service teacher training. Harrisburg, PA.

November 2016

Wadsworth, M.E., Bendezu, J.J., Joos, C. & Perzow, S.E.D. (2016). Adolescents in Poverty: Meet Them Where They are and Help Them Grow. In-service teacher training. West Perry, PA school district.

March 2016

Dawn Witherspoon and Mayra Bamaca's research teams and the Latino Hispanic American Community Center of Harrisburg (LHACC) Video Screening/Family Fun Day. Community event to share project information and to thank participants; Harrisburg, PA

September 2014

Martha Wadsworth Children’s Stress and Mental Health. United Way of the Capital Region: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workshop; Harrisburg, PA

January 2014

Cynthia Huang-Pollock Improving social skills in children with ADHD: Parents as friendship coaches. Presentation made to the Central Dauphin School District; Harrisburg, PA

November 2013

Cynthia Huang-Pollock Results from the Child Attention and Learning Study.  Presentation to the Harrisburg community and participants of recent research results for the first annual Parents and Children Together (PACT) sponsored research conference; Harrisburg, PA

September to November 2013

Susan Woodhouse Circle of Security Parenting Series. This was a 10-week parenting support workshop offered for parents, grandparents and family members through the Granite Street Head Start Center; Harrisburg, PA

November 2012

Esther Prins, Barbara Schaefer, Blaire Toso, Dawn Witherspoon, Susan Woodhouse, Kimeka Campbell ADHD & You: A conversation with caregivers of kids with ADHD. Workshop for Harrisburg community as part of the “give back” from the Health Literacy Project (focusing on behavioral strategies for helping kids with ADHD); Harrisburg, PA

October 2012

Cynthia Huang-Pollock Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): An up-to-date review of recent research for parents and teachers. Presentation to the Harrisburg community as part of the “give back” to the community in relation to the Health Literacy Project; Harrisburg, PA

Esther Prins, Barbara Schaefer, Blaire Toso, Dawn Witherspoon, Susan Woodhouse, Kimeka Campbell ADHD & You: A conversation with caregivers of kids with ADHD. Workshop for Harrisburg community as part of the “give back” from the Health Literacy Project (focusing on what ADHD is); Harrisburg, PA

January 2010

Susan Woodhouse Circle of Security: A Research-Based Intervention. Presentation for service providers of Hamilton Health Center Inc.; Harrisburg, PA

April 2009

Susan Woodhouse Learn to Sooth Your Little Crier. Workshop for parents and child care providers in the Harrisburg, PA area; Harrisburg, PA

November 2008

Pamela Cole Building Children’s Self-control. Workshop for parents and child care providers in the Harrisburg, PA area; Harrisburg, PA

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