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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
These findings provide several implications for further understanding the risk and protective roles of early parenting and cognitive functioning in development of emotional symptoms, particularly anxiety and depression.
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Witherspoon on being elected as Co-Chair to the Publications Committee of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
SRCD advances developmental science and promotes its use to improve human lives.
Congratulations to Anna Zhou on being selected to receive the 2020-21 Graduate Student Service Award from the Penn State Office of Student Activities!
This award recognizes the graduate student who has best combined high academic achievement with leadership in University or other public activities.
PACT Holiday Drive Thru Lunch
The PACT Holiday Drive Thru Lunch took place on December 10, 2020, to thank the CAB members.
SRCD releases new brief: COVID-19 Job and Income Loss Jeopardize Child Well-Being: Income Support Policies Can Help
Within just the first three months of the COVID-19 financial fallout, one in five children in the United States experienced the job loss of an adult in their household.
 
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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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