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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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PACT Receives Certificate of Appreciation from LHACC
On July 31, 2014, PACT was recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC) for supporting LHACC’s mission to empower...
Kristin Buss Receives Raymond Lombra Award for Distinction in the Social Sciences
This award is given to a tenured faculty member in the College of the Liberal Arts who, by his or her outstanding work in the field of social or life sciences, has demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship.
Innovation Grant Awarded
This project will examine how place and neighborhoods matter for Latino families, with a focus on parental monitoring and youth problem behavior.
Martha Wadsworth Receives NIH Funding to Expand BaSICS Intervention
BaSICS is a program designed to prevent the development of anxiety and depression symptoms in preadolescent children facing chronic stress.
Penn State and LHACC provide Video Screening/Family Fun Day
A community event bringing local families and Penn State researchers together.
Dr. Lavette Paige Receives Meck Award
Presented by the Alumni/ae Council of the Lancaster Theological Seminary, this award recognizes distinguished service in the practice of pastoral ministry.
Rick Sayles Featured in the News
PACT CAB member Rick Sayles was recently featured in the news for his work with the community.
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