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APA apologizes for its role in longstanding contributions to systemic racism
“APA is profoundly sorry, accepts responsibility for, and owns the actions and inactions of APA itself, the discipline of psychology, and individual psychologists who stood as leaders for the organization and field,” the apology states.
Community Spotlight: Turning a Negative into a Positive: Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes Academy
The curriculum at Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes Academy is age-appropriate and exceeds Pennsylvania's state-wide standard for early learning.
PACT CAB member Gloria Vazquez Merrick interviewed by ABC channel 27 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
ABC27 recognizes Hispanic and Latino Americans’ contributions by highlighting people’s stories during Hispanic Heritage Month.
New research from Dr. Dawn Witherspoon, including former grad student Dr. Wei Wei: "Neighborhood-level predictors of African American and Latinx parents' ethnic-racial socialization"
Few studies examine how neighborhood structural factors (e.g., socioeconomic status [SES] and diversity) and perceived disorder may influence the messages parents communicate to their youth about race/ethnicity.
Community Spotlight: Grandparents Involved From The Start (GIFTS)
Grandparents Involved From the Start, Inc. (GIFTS) is a non-profit organization that provides resources and support to grandparents who are raising school-aged grandchildren between the ages of 5 to 18 years old.
 
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2020-2021
Community Spotlight: Hamilton Health Center
Congratulations to Kristin Buss on being named the Tracy Winfree and Ted H. McCourtney Professor in Children, Work, and Families
PACT participates in BGH Phoenix Rising Virtual 5K
Erika Lunkenheimer presented, "Parenting During a Pandemic" as part of a Latino Connection & Penn State Reach webinar series
Rina Das Eiden presented, "COVID-19 and Perinatal Experiences" as part of a Latino Connection & Penn State Reach webinar series
Martha Wadsworth and the CaRES Lab presented, "The 5 C's of Positive Youth Development" July 8th as part of The Road to New American Health webinar series
PACT welcomes new Assistant Director
Laura Bray presented, "Partnering with Schools during the Pandemic to Support your Child's Individual Learning Needs" as part of The Road to New American Health webinar series
A PACT panel presented, "Maintaining Partnerships to Serve the Community: Increased Importance during Trying Times" as part of a Latino Connection and Penn State Reach webinar series
SSRI's Insights from Experts features Dr. Rina Das Eiden discussing parental substance use during COVID-19
Addressing Inequities in Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Sunhye Bai Awarded Early Career Professorship
Congratulations to Carmen Henry-Harris, PACT Community Engagement Coordinator and Liaison, for receiving a Penn State Liberal Arts Staff Advisory Committee You Rock! Award!
Oluwamuyiwa (Winnie) Adebayo and colleagues seek to improve health outcomes and care for sexual and gender minority individuals
Research by Amanda Skoranski and Erika Lunkenheimer suggests regulatory difficulties may transfer from parents to children in the preschool years.
SRCD releases new brief: COVID-19 Job and Income Loss Jeopardize Child Well-Being: Income Support Policies Can Help
PACT Holiday Drive Thru Lunch
Congratulations to Anna Zhou on being selected to receive the 2020-21 Graduate Student Service Award from the Penn State Office of Student Activities!
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Witherspoon on being elected as Co-Chair to the Publications Committee of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Research from Yolanda E. Murphy, et al., on how parenting in infancy predicts children’s emotional trajectories across childhood was recently published by the Infant Mental Health Journal
Congratulations to Kristin Buss, former Director of PACT, on being recognized with the Penn State 2021 President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration
Congratulations to Koraly Pérez-Edgar, Penn State University Park researcher, for receiving the 2021 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award
Dawn Witherspoon participates in Carolina Seminars
Winnie Adebayo recently participated in Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Engage Podcast
We Share Wednesdays: PACT's Virtual Dissemination Event
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