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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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Congratulations to Dr. Sunhye Bai for receiving a 2021 SRCD Small Grants Program for Early Career Scholars
The Small Grants Program celebrates its fourth year by awarding up to $7,500 USD to each of the thirteen selected projects, directly supporting a diverse group of early career researchers from institutions in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Singapore.
We Share Wednesdays: PACT's Virtual Dissemination Event
PACT’s 2021 Virtual Dissemination Event will be a series that occurs each Wednesday. Check out new videos weekly on Facebook @PennStatePACT. #PACTShares
Winnie Adebayo recently participated in Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Engage Podcast
Each episode educates listeners about the research process and how Penn State is improving our neighbors’ and communities’ health.
Dawn Witherspoon participates in Carolina Seminars
Dawn Witherspoon was the discussant for Carolina Seminars - The Double Whammy: The Disproportionate Impact of Systemic Racism and COVID on Children of Color held April 30
Congratulations to Koraly Pérez-Edgar, Penn State University Park researcher, for receiving the 2021 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award
The award is presented to faculty members in recognition of outstanding teaching performance and advising of graduate students.
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