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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:


July 2020

PACT panel Maintaining Partnerships to Serve the Community: Increased Importance during Trying Times. Latino Connection and Penn State Reach webinar series: Discussion of topics and resources for minority health and wellness; virtual presentation.

July 2020

Laura Bray Partnering with Schools during the Pandemic to Support your Child's Individual Learning Needs. Latino Connection and Penn State Reach webinar series: Discussion of topics and resources for minority health and wellness; virtual presentation.

July 2020

Rina Das Eiden COVID-19 and Perinatal Experiences. Latino Connection and Penn State Reach webinar series: Discussion of topics and resources for minority health and wellness; virtual presentation.

July 2020

Martha Wadsworth The 5 C's of Positive Youth Development. Latino Connection and Penn State Reach webinar series: Discussion of topics and resources for minority health and wellness; virtual presentation.

July 2020

Erika Lunkenheimer Parenting During a Pandemic. Latino Connection and Penn State Reach webinar series: Discussion of topics and resources for minority health and wellness; virtual presentation.

April 2020

Kristin Buss Healthy Start on Emotional Development. Hamilton Health Center: Presentation to parents about child development, emotions and parenting during the pandemic, and the LANT project; virtual presentation.

April 2020

Erika Lunkenheimer Parenting During a Pandemic. Hamilton Health Healthy Start program: Discussion of topics and resources for minority health and wellness; virtual presentation.

March 2020

Sunny Bai Staff Wellness Day. Susquehanna Township School District: Led mindfulness activity for school district staff; Harrisburg, PA.

October 2019

Kristin Buss Baby Love Education Session. Hamilton Health Center: Presentation to parents about child development and the LANT project; Harrisburg, PA.

October 2019

Pamela Cole and Laureen Teti Nepali Peoples. Susquehanna Township School District: Teacher Informational Session; Harrisburg, PA.

August 2019

Martha Wadsworth Responding to the Needs of Stress- and Trauma-Exposed Students. Steelton-Highspire Elementary School: Teacher In-service Training; Steelton, PA.

July 2019

Kristin Buss Empowerment & Self Care. KING Community Center: Healthy Body workshop for the Girls Summer Program; Harrisburg, PA.

June 2019

Kristin Buss Empowerment & Self Care. KING Community Center: Healthy Mind & Spirit workshop for the Girls Summer Program; Harrisburg, PA.

February 2019

Kristin Buss Power Hour. Boys and Girls Club: Interactive discussion on emotions; Harrisburg, PA.

January 2019

Kristin Buss Power Hour. Boys and Girls Club: Interactive discussion on selective attention; Harrisburg, PA.

October 2017

Kristin Buss Healthy Start Program. Hamilton Health Center: Presentation to parents about child development and the LANT project; Harrisburg, PA.

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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