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Strong Global Communities: International Conference on Prevention Implementation

                                                                                                                                                                                    

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EN ESPAÑOL 

April 28 and 29, 2014

Eugene, Oregon

REGISTRATION CLOSED

FREE TO ATTEND

The goals of the conference are to bring together the most pressing challenges and promising practices for international prevention efforts. The University of Oregon’s Center for Equity Promotion, along with University of Washington’s Partners for our Children (link is external) and the international development organization Deutsche Gesellschaft fϋr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (link is external) (GIZ), are the hosts of the two-day international conference. Attendance is an opportunity for international prevention scientists, scholars, students, practitioners, and community members from education, health, and social service sectors to share and learn about the processes and challenges of developing and implementing family, school, and community-based interventions for use in international contexts with vulnerable populations.

Strands

  • Implementing models of prevention practices within diverse international systems of policy and practice
  • Promoting positive outcomes for youth and families by working with schools, families, and communities
  • Promising international practices in healthy transitions from school, alternative education models, and youth employment
  • Measuring and monitoring program outcomes, fidelity, and cultural adaptation processes in international prevention efforts

In terms of conference goals, it is expected that participants will

  • engage in real discussions of critical challenges with one another and experienced field prevention researchers and practitioners;
  • expand awareness of cultural and regional context of prevention work;
  • gain knowledge about how to develop and sustain international collaborations;
  • gain insights about how to move beyond rigid approaches to fidelity of implementation to a more nuanced and flexible system of adaptation for local fit;
  • develop skills in how to focus prevention efforts within contexts that experience significant structural and system-level impediments that frequently contribute to disempowerment at the community level.

Conference Registration

The registration period has passed.

Poster Exhibit and Student Competition

The Center for Equity Promotion at the University of Oregon is to host a poster exhibit and student poster competition as part of the conference.

Poster Themes

  • Implementing models of prevention practices within diverse international systems of policy and practice

  • Promoting positive outcomes for youth and families by working with schools, families, and communities

  • Promising international practices in healthy transitions from school, alternative education models, and youth employment

  • Measuring and monitoring program outcomes, fidelity, and cultural adaptation processes in international prevention efforts

Exhibition Details

  • The poster session is scheduled to be held Monday, April 28, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

  • Presenters MUST be present throughout the hours of the poster session.

  • Posters will remain on view throughout scheduled exhibit hours.

Schedule

DAY 1–MONDAY, APRIL 28

8 a.m.

  • Registration and breakfast

8:30 a.m.

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Opening Remarks
  • Conference Framing: Prevention Implementation in Diverse International Contexts

Presenters

  • Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, PhD, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon
  • Mia Tuan, PhD, Interim Dean, College of Education, University of Oregon
  • Charles R. Martinez, Jr., PhD, Conference Co-Chair, University of Oregon
  • J. Mark Eddy, PhD, Conference Co-Chair, University of Washington

9:30 a.m.

  • Opening Keynote: Promoting Prevention Science in International Policy and Practice Contexts

Presenter

  • Anthony Biglan, PhD, Oregon Research Institute

11 a.m.

  • Plenary I: Implementing Prevention Service Delivery Systems Around the World

Presenter

  • Eric C. Brown, PhD, Plenary Chair, University of Washington

Panel

  • Rubeena Esmail-Arndt, MPH MSc.  GIZ-Central America
  • Juliana Mejía Trujillo, MSW, Nuevos Rumbos, Colombia

1 p.m.

  • Lunch

2 p.m.

  • Plenary II: Working with Families, Schools, and Communities to Promote Strong Youth Outcomes

Presenter

  • Jeff Sprague, PhD, Plenary Chair, University of Oregon

Panel

  • Catalina Mertz, PhD, Fundación Paz Ciudadana, Chile
  • Alejandro Christ, MA, GIZ/Central America
  • Lucy Figueroa, MA, GIZ/Honduras consultant
  • Ligia Diaz-Pentzke, MA, GIZ/Nicaraguan consultant

4 p.m.

  • Folk dance performance

Director

  • Monica Olvera

4:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Poster Session and Evening Social Reception: Emerging Themes and Findings in International Prevention Research

Presenter

  • Jeon Small, PhD, Session Chair, University of Oregon

DAY 2–TUESDAY, APRIL 29

8 a.m.

  • Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

  • Keynote: Prevention Implementation in Public Education

Presenter

  • Rob Saxton, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Oregon Department of Education

9:45 a.m.

  • Plenary III: Positive Youth Engagement: Improving Educational and Career Outcomes

Presenters

  • Charlotte Alverson, PhD, Plenary Co-Chair, University of Oregon
  • Lauren Lindstrom, PhD, Plenary Co-Chair, University of Oregon

​Panel

  • Mr. Keith Ozols, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Benedict McWhirter, University of Oregon
  • Heather Lindsey, MA, Transition Liaison, Oregon Department of Education
  • Bayron Flores, MA, GIZ-Honduras

12 p.m.

  • Luncheon and Keynote Address: Prevention Science within Communities

Presenter

  • Tracy Harachi, PhD, University of Washington

1 p.m.

  • Plenary IV: Measuring and Monitoring Outcomes, Fidelity, and Adaptation Process in International Implementation Efforts

Presenter

  • Heather McClure, PhD, Plenary Chair, University of Oregon

Panel

  • Nicole Eisenberg, PhD, University of Washington
  • Charles Martinez, PhD, University of Oregon
  • Bienvenido Argueta, PhD, GIZ/Guatemala Consultant

3-3:30 p.m.

  • Conference closing and reflections

Presenters

  • Charles R. Martinez, Jr., PhD, Conference Co-Chair, University of Oregon
  • J. Mark Eddy, PhD, Conference Co-Chair, University of Washington

Food

  • Continental breakfast and lunch are provided Monday and Tuesday.
  • Snacks and beverages will be available during the Monday evening reception.
  • Although we cannot accommodate specific food requests, we will offer a variety of options, including vegetarian. In addition, the Ford Alumni Center is within walking distance of many restaurants.

Lodging

  • Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging accommodations.

  • Please see our curated list of best lodging options.

Transportation and Parking

  • Transportation from the Eugene Airport is limited to taxis or shuttles provided by the hotel where you have reservations. Please contact your hotel directly to make shuttle arrangements.

  • Parking at the Ford Alumni Center and on the University of Oregon campus is limited. We suggest using public transportation. Lane Transit District (link is external) buses stop directly in front of the Ford Alumni Center.

  • If you choose to drive, you will be responsible for your own parking. Please see the university's parking information.

Smoking

  • Smoking is not allowed on the University of Oregon campus and is actively discouraged. The closest smoking area is two blocks from the Ford Alumni Center.

Confidentiality

  • All information obtained for the conference will be confidential and used only for conference planning.

Venue

  • The Ford Alumni Center (link is external) is fully ADA accessible.

Presenter and Panelist Information

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Learn more about the organizations hosting the conference

  • University of Oregon's Center for Equity Promotion
  • University of Washington’s Partners for our Children (link is external)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fϋr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (link is external) (GIZ)

Getting to know and getting around Eugene, Oregon and the University of Oregon

  • This Google Map (link is external) starts with a view of the Ford Alumni Center, the conference venue, on the beautiful University of Oregon campus.
  • Check out the Wikipedia page for Eugene (link is external) and for the State of Oregon (link is external), the state's official website (link is external), and the state's official tourism website (link is external).
  • The University of Oregon has great map resources, including an app for your mobile device.