Developmental Etiology of Externalizing Problems



Free Webinar Training Series

Digital Delivery of Prevention Programs for Families

About the Series

Digital delivery systems can help improve the cost-effectiveness and scalability of prevention programs for families, as well as eliminate barriers associated with families accessing in-person services.  This monthly webinar series will highlight a diverse set of evidence-based prevention programs that have been adapted for delivery through digital devices.  All webinar presentations  will take place on Zoom and video recordings of the presentations will be posted on this site for later viewing.

March Presentation

Family Check-Up Online: A Brief Internet-Adapted Prevention Program for Parents
beth stormshakBeth Stormshack, Ph.D.
Philip H. Knight Chair
Professor Counseling Psychology and Human Services  
University of Oregon

Dr. Stormshak is a child clinical psychologist and prevention scientist who has been working with families for over 30 years. Dr. Stormshak's research focuses on understanding risk factors in early and middle childhood associated with the development of problem behavior in late adolescence, including substance use and delinquency. Her primary research focus includes testing the efficacy of family-centered interventions, such as the Family Check-Up, that reduce the later risk of problem behavior. She also studies the process of disseminating evidence-based interventions into real world community settings and has developed an online version of the Family Check-Up for wide-scale dissemination. She has worked collaboratively with a variety of service providers, including schools and community mental health agencies.

Date:       Thursday, March 28th 
Time:       9:00am - 10:30am
Access:  To watch a video of this webinar training click here


April Presentation

The Coping Power Program for Aggressive Children: Hybrid and Internet Adaptations
john lochmanJohn E. Lochman, Ph.D., ABPP
Saxon Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Senior Fellow, Alabama Life Research Institute
The University of Alabama

Dr. Lochman is a child clinical psychologist and founding director of the Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems at The University of Alabama. Over the past 40 years, his research has focused on identifying socio-contextual risk factors for childhood conduct problems, as well as developing and evaluating interventions targeting these problems. These multi-pronged interventions (i.e., Coping Power Program, Fast Track Program) include training modules for children focused on emotion-regulation and problem-solving skills along with training modules for parents focused on behavior management skills. Research indicates that these programs are effective at reducing childhood conduct problems and preventing substance use during adolescence. Dr. Lochman has recently developed an internet-adapted version of the Coping Power Program for wider-scale dissemination in schools and community agencies.

Date:       Thursday, April 25th 
Time:       9:00am - 10:30am
Access:  To watch a video of this training click here


May Presentation

eNew Beginnings: An Online Program to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Parental Separation and Divorce on Children's Adjustment

enew beginnings logoSharlene Wolchik, Ph.D.
Professor and Co-director of the REACH Institute
Department of Psychology
Arizona State University

For the past four decades, Dr. Sharlene Wolchik has dedicated her research to understanding the factors influencing children's well-being following divorce. Her focus has been primarily on the crucial role parents play in supporting their children's healthy adaptation to divorce. She developed and rigorously evaluated a parenting-after-divorce program, the New Beginnings Program. This program has demonstrated numerous positive effects across various areas of functioning, some of which have lasted for up to 26 years. To broaden the program's accessibility, she recently adapted it into an online format.

Date:       Thursday, May 9th 
Time:       2:00pm - 3:30pm
Access:  To watch a video of this training click here


June Presentation

ParentWorks: A Self-Directed Digital Parenting Intervention for Child Conduct Problems

David Hawes HeadshotDavid J. Hawes, Ph.D.
Professor and Co-Director of the USYD Child Behaviour Research Clinic
School of Psychology
University of Sydney

Dr David Hawes's research focuses on risk pathways to child conduct problems and innovations in evidence-based practice. He has developed widely disseminated parenting interventions for these problems, including therapist-assisted and self-directed digital interventions, scalable for delivery at the population-level. A key example is ParentWorks, a brief self-directed parenting intervention that emphasizes the engagement of both mothers and fathers, developed through user-centred co-design. ParentWorks incorporates family-based strategies for promoting child self-regulation (e.g., strengthening the parent-child relationship; effective limit-setting) and resilience in the family system (e.g., co-parenting skills) and peer context (e.g., ‘bully-proofing’ children). These interventions draw extensively on the developmental science of child behaviour and emotion and evidence regarding change processes in families with complex needs.

Date:       Thursday, June 13th 
Time:       3:00pm - 4:30pm
Access:  To register for this webinar training click here