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Martinez honored by Society for Prevention Research

Mark Eddy and Charles Martinez

Charles Martinez, professor and department head of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership, and director of the Center for Equity Promotion, will receive the International Collaborative Prevention Research Award given by the Society for Prevention Research at their annual meeting in Washington, DC on May 28, 2015. He is receiving the award along with Mark Eddy, director of research for the University of Washington's Partners for Our Children and a frequent collaborator of Martinez's.

The two scientists are being recognized for their work with Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a group which assists the German government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation around the world. For the past several years, GIZ has been working with the General Secretariat of the Central American Integration System (SG-SICA) and the public and private sectors across four countries in Central America on the development of a youth violence prevention program called PREVENIR.

Eddy and Martinez have played a key scientific advisory role on Miles de Manos, the program’s school-based component. Miles de Manos includes research-based skill training components for parents and for teachers, as well as a component that brings parents and teachers together to engage with each other about supporting positive youth development. Miles de Manos has gone through an extensive piloting and refinement process in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, which continues today.

Read the full story at Partners for Our Children.