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    2014 Presentations

  • (December 2014)

    Supporting families as the child's first educator

    Barnes-Najor, J. V., Burnett, R., Verdugo, M., Filimore, R., & Abramson, L.

    Workshop presented at the Honoring Our Commitments to Native Families and Communities: Today and Tomorrow (2014 ACF Grantee Conference)

    Washington, D.C.

  • (December 2014)

    Supporting your tribe in creating effective teams to enhance native language and culture

    Barnes-Najor, J. V., Burnett, R., Kerver, J., Verdugo, M., Brown, R. E., Filimore, R., & Abramson, L.

    Workshop presented at the Honoring Our Commitments to Native Families and Communities: Today and Tomorrow (2014 ACF Grantee Conference)

    Washington, D.C.

  • (December 2014)

    Building the research capacity of tribal communities to understand AI/AN children and families

    Whitesell, N., & Barnes-Najor, J. V.

    Workshop presented at the Honoring Our Commitments to Native Families and Communities: Today and Tomorrow (2014 ACF Grantee Conference)

    Washington, D.C.

  • (December 2014)

    Making it work! Connecting traditional learning to school success

    Knapp-Philo, J., Barnes-Najor, J. V., & Goeson, R.

    Workshop presented at the Honoring Our Commitments to Native Families and Communities: Today and Tomorrow (2014 ACF Grantee Conference)

    Washington, D.C.

  • (October 2014)

    Exploring and supporting the fundamentals of youth-adult partnership

    Weiss, J. & Wu, H. J.

    Michigan Afterschool Collaborative Conference

    Lansing, Michigan

  • (October 2014)

    Conducting research in tribal communities

    Barnes-Najor, J. V.

    FACES Staff Training

    Washington, D.C.

  • (September 2014)

    Healthy babies through infant-centered feeding: Impact of a community-based home visitation intervention to reduce the risk of infant obesity in low-income populations

    Horodynski, M. A., Baker, S., Olson, B., Van Egeren, L. A., Brophy-Herb, H., Auld, G., & Lee, K.

    Paper presented at the Congress for Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science

    Washington, D.C.

  • (September 2014)

    The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center: Building capacity by supporting networks of university and community partners

    Barnes-Najor, J. V.

    Paper presentation at the Native Children’s Research Exchange Conference

    Denver, Colorado

  • (September 2014)

    Examining the impacts of participating in a volunteer tourism-based study abroad program on college students’ sense of purpose in life

    Wu, H. J., & Paulsen, R.

    Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the World Leisure Congress

    Mobile, Alabama

  • (September 2014)

    International Engagement in Mexico (IEM): An exemplary study abroad program model for promoting community livelihood and positive student outcomes

    Wu, H. J., Paulsen, R., & Garcia, L.

    Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the World Leisure Congress

    Mobile, Alabama

  • (September 2014)

    The utilization of a youth-adult partnership rubric for youth program quality assessment and professional development

    Wu, H. J., Kornbluh, M. & Weiss, J.

    Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the World Leisure Congress

    Mobile, Alabama

  • (July 2014)

    The TRC Summer Institute: Supporting capacity for early childhood research and evaluation in tribal communities

    Sarche, M., Barlow, A., Barnes-Najor, J. V., Belleau, A., Brown, P., Parker, M., & Whitesell, N.

    Paper presented at the 12th Annual Head Start Research Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (July 2014)

    Cultural considerations for the Classroom Assessment Scoring System in American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start programs

    Barnes-Najor, J. V., Belleau, A., Brown, P., Smith, S., & Verdugo, M.

    Paper presentation at the 12th Annual Head Start Research Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (July 2014)

    Using research on children’s academic readiness skills for program improvement

    Barnes-Najor, J. V., & Belleau, A.

    Paper presentation at the 12th Annual Head Start Research Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (July 2014)

    Supporting American Indian children’s development through partnerships among research, practice, and policy

    Barnes-Najor, J. V.

    Symposium chair at the 12th Annual Head Start Research Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (July 2014)

    The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center: Social network analysis

    Barnes-Najor, J. V., Sarch, M.

    Paper presentation at the 12th Annual Head Start Research Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (June 2014)

    American Indian/Alaska Native Family and Child Experiences Survey

    Barnes-Najor, J. V., & Sarche, M.

    Keynote presented at the National Indian Head Start Directors Association 24th Management Training Conference

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • (June 2014)

    Efficacy of a community-based home visitation intervention to reduce the risk of infant obesity in low-income populations

    Horodynski, M. A., Baker, S., Olson, B., Van Egeren, L. A., Brophy-Herb, H., Auld, G., & Lee, K.

    Paper presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • (June 2014)

    Parental measures of pre-K children’s behavior: Cultural variations

    Lee, K., Farrell, P., Gerde, H., Barnes-Najor, J. V., Belleau, A., & Fitzgerald, H. E.

    Poster presentation at the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIHM)

    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • (June 2014)

    The relationship of parent/teacher efficacy and cross-academic domains through learning motivation for preschoolers

    Cho, S., Lee, K., Brophy-Herb, H., & Van Egeren, L. A.

    Paper presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • (June 2014)

    High stakes assessments of early childhood teacher quality: Implications for reliability

    Van Egeren, L. A., Stein, M., Gerde, H., Lee, K., & Pierce, S.

    Paper presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • (June 2014)

    The PLAY Project: Improvements in autism diagnosis and behaviors through parental intervention

    Van Egeren, L. A., Solomon, R., Huber, M. Q., & Zimmerman, P.

    Paper presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • (May 2014)

    Assessing cross-domain measurement invariance for teacher efficacy in science, literacy, and math

    Lee, K. S., Pierce, S. J., & Van Egeren, L. A.

    Paper presented at the Modern Modeling Methods (M3) conference

    Storrs, Connecticut

  • (April 2014)

    Challenges of using existing measures of early development in tribal contexts

    Barnes-Najor, J. V., Belleau, A., Fitzgerald, H. E., & Sarche, M.

    Invited presentation at The Way Forward: ACF Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives

    Washington, D.C.

  • (April 2014)

    Participation in 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs is associated with enhanced developmental assets

    Van Egeren, L. A., Wu, H. J., & Devereaux, S.

    Paper presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research on Adolescence Conference

    Austin, Texas


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