Session: "Brown Bag" Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings II (Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Meeting)

3-022 "Brown Bag" Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings II

Thursday, May 30, 2013: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
(3-022)  "Brown Bag" Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings II

(3-022A) American Indian and Alaska Native Prevention Research, Seacliff A

Convener: Kathy Etz, National Institute on Drug Abuse

The purpose of this brown bag is to convene individuals focused on prevention research among American Indian and Alaska Native populations. The primary purpose will be an opportunity to network, but information on NIDA and NIH programs will be shared and attendees will be asked to offer suggestions to further develop AI/AN prevention research.

 (3-022B) Evaluating Multilevel and Complex Prevention Interventions: International Perspectives, Seacliff B        

Conveners: Jeremy Segrott and Adam Fletcher, Cardiff University

The aim of this SIG is to share experiences and ideas from different international contexts on the evaluation of multilevel and complex interventions.  We will discuss four main issues: a) developing theoretical frameworks and outcome measures for complex/multilevel intervention evaluations; b) designing evaluations with a particular focus on randomised controlled trials; c) key challenges encountered during the evaluation process, and strategies that might overcome them; and d) translating the findings from complex intervention evaluations into policy, practice, and other geographical contexts.  

 (3-022C) Integrating Mindfulness and Other Contemplative Practices with Prevention in Schools and with Families, Seacliff C

Conveners: Larry Dumka, Arizona State University and Larissa Duncan, University of California, San Francisco

In this SIG, program developers can share experiences with using mindfulness training and other contemplative practices in preventive interventions. SIG participants can describe or learn about theoretical rationales for inclusion of mindfulness/contemplative activities, examples of actual activities, delivery modalities, recipient reactions, and methods for evaluating effectiveness. Other discussion topics may include how to get started in this area of research and training needs for intervention facilitators.

(3-022D) Intimate Partner Violence, Seacliff D

Convener: Erica Woodin, University of Victoria

The Intimate Partner Violence Special Interest Group will provide an opportunity for SPR attendees to network and discuss issues related to the prevention of psychological, physical, and sexual forms of intimate partner violence (IPV). Topics to be discussed might include research on the etiology of IPV, the evaluation and dissemination of universal and targeted prevention programs for IPV, and public policy issues around IPV awareness and prevention. The IPV SIG will provide a valuable professional resource for researchers, clinicians, and policy makers who have an interest in preventing violence in close relationships

(3-023E) Using Technology-based approach to Prevention of Depression on Teens and Young Adults Navigating through Primary Care Settings, Bayview A

Conveners: Benjamin Van Voorhees, University of Illinois at Chicago and Tracy Gladstone,Wellesley College

This SIG discussion will focus on 4 themes: (1) implementation of Information and Communication Technologies for behavioral health in primary care settings; (2) development and design of an internet-based depression prevention program for teens and young adults; (3) retention and use of internet-based depression prevention program from teens of different SES and ethnic backgrounds; (4) future directions would be open for suggestions and/or discussions to topics such as: use of social media to recruit for behavioral health studies and/or use of Natural Processing Language software in internet-based health prevention programs.

(3-024F) Prevention Economics Planning and Research (PEPR) Group, Bayview B

Convener: Daniel Max Crowley, Duke University                          

Think we can build more efficient prevention efforts? Interested in conducting economic or benefit-cost analyses of prevention? The Prevention Economics Planning and Research Group (PEPR) invites researchers interested in collaborating around the development and evaluation of efficient prevention programs to attend its annual SIG meeting. The goal of PEPR is to facilitate high-quality evaluations of prevention program and system efficiency in order to develop prevention's value to practitioners, policy-makers, and society. In particular, PEPR seeks to increase SPR members’ interest around the development of more efficient prevention efforts through the application of innovative methods from economics as well as systems and market science. We will be updating new and existing members on the past year’s SIG related activities.

(3-026G) Sustaining Community-Based Prevention Strategies, Garden Rooms A/B

Conveners: Doris Boutain, PhD, RN,and Jenny Tsai, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, RN, University of Washington

The purpose of this SIG is to discuss institutional sustainability and readiness measures for community-based prevention. Sustaining effective research-based prevention strategies in community-based settings is challenging, and needed in the context of diminishing resources. Institutional readiness for prevention resources, programs, and policies influences sustained actions in practice. However, the concepts of institutional sustainability and readiness are not often researched concurrently. This lack of research is particularly acute in nontraditional community-based settings. SIG participants will explore the question: What are the research-based institutional measures of readiness and sustainability associated with effective prevention policies and programs? SIG participants will also discuss their current or planned research about community based prevention sustainability.

 (3-026H) Prevention Research and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, Pacific A

Convener: Jeffrey Poirier, American Institutes for Research

This brown bag SIG will focus on prevention and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations, in particular children and youth.  Given the potential breadth of this topic, this short session will explore prevention of behavioral health challenges as well as social barriers (e.g., stigma) that impact well-being.  Participants will be asked to share related ideas and perspectives for informing future prevention research and its application to real-world issues.  This session will be an opportunity to make connections and, ideally, find areas of mutual interest for future collaboration.

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