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Speaker Series

​​Upcoming Speakers

Mary Beth Rauktis

Assistant Research Professor, School of Social Work, ​University of ​Pittsburgh

The Experiences of White ​​Mothers Parenting Black/White Children: Personal, Social ​and ​​Community Factors in Child Welfare Involvement​
December 15, 2016



​Recent speakers as part of the NRI Speaker Series:

Frank Ainsworth

A Dream Come True - No More Residential ​Care. The Next ​Episode.
(Presentation given April 22, 2015)

Eric Brown, Ph.D.

Measurement and Evaluation of Community-Based Prevention of Youth Antisocial Behavior Problems
(Presentation given April 1, 2015)

Kristin Duppong-Hurley, Ph.D.

Implementation, Process Factors and Youth Outcomes
(Presentation given January 8, 2013)

Timothy Nelson, Ph.D. and
Alexandrea Trout, Ph.D.

Health Status and Health Literacy of Youth in Residential Care: Implications for Research and Practice
(Presentation given May 10, 2013)

Dr. Bruce D. Perry

Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University School of Medicine

The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on a Developing Child
(Presentation given September 20, 2012)

Dr. Alexandra Trout

Associate Research Professor at the Center for Child and Family Well-Being for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

On the Way Home: Aftercare for Reintegrating Youth(Presentation given May 23, 2012)

Kevin Campbell

Founder, Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness

Family Finding:Impact on Safety, Well Being and Permanency
(Presentation given February 2, 2012)

Will Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Services, California State University, East Bay

Valid Risk Assessment in Child Welfare: Can It Help Us Find the Kids Who Need Our Help and Show Us Which Services Work Best?
(Presentation given September 13, 2011)

Debra Hecht, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Research, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Lessons Learned in the Implementation of SafeCare in Oklahoma's Child Welfare Services System
(Presentation given January 26, 2011)

Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D., and Kevin P. Haggerty, MSW

Social Development Research Group Directors, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Using Prevention Science to Improve Community Outcomes
(Presentation given October 26, 2010)

Sarah Hurley, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Youth Villages

The Three-Legged Stool: Program Model Development and Fidelity, Performance Improvement, and Outcome Evaluation Research at Youth Villages
(Presentation given October 28, 2009)

Kristin Duppong Hurley, Ph.D., and Alexandra Trout, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professors with the Center for At-Risk Children's Services, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Advancing the Evidence Base for Boys Town Programs
(Presentation given September 23, 2009)

Robert Friedman

Professor, Dept. of Child and Family Studies, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

Developing Data-Based and Value-Based Systems of Care: Where Are We and How Do We Move Ahead?
(Presentation given April 28, 2008)

Dr. Bethany Lee

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Maryland

Searching for Evidence of Peer Contagion at Boys Town
(Presentation given September 26, 2007)

Sgt. Scott Christensen

Internet Crimes Against Children Unit - Nebraska State Patrol – Omaha

Social Network Internet Sites: Implications for Our Youth
(Presentation given August 28, 2007)

Susan M. Swearer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of School Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

School Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Research-Guided Practice
(Presentation given June 20, 2007)

John W. Link, MS, LMFT

Executive Director, Crossroad Institute Chairperson, Indiana Outcomes Task Force

The IARCCA Outcome Project: Using Research for Program Improvement
(Presentation given February 21, 2007)

Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Mississippi

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Approach to Problems in Living
(Presentation given January 11, 2007)