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Research Forum - Tuesday 21 August 2007

Linking to learn and learning to link within the Pathways to Prevention Project

Sponsored by DETA

Who are the speakers?

Professor Ross Homel: Director of Prevention and Developmental Pathways Program, of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University, and a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. His career focus is the theoretical analysis of crime and associated problems, and the prevention of these problems through the application of the scientific method to problem analysis and the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions. He is particularly interested in prevention projects, like Pathways to Prevention, that are implemented through community development methods at the local level.

Dr Kate Freiberg: Senior Research Fellow and co-director of the Prevention and Developmental Pathways Program within the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University. She is a developmental psychologist who has a broad interest in young children 's social, cognitive and perceptual development. Her interest in the theory and practice of applying preventive interventions in community settings includes a particular focus on the effectiveness of home-school-community group partnerships in the promotion of positive outcomes for children.

When and Where is it held?

Tuesday 21 August 2007, 1:45pm to 3:30pm

Conference Room, Level 12, Education House

This Forum is presented free-of-charge to participants.

What is the Focus of the Session?

This Forum will outline the ongoing development and progress of the Pathways to Prevention Project. Current work in the Pathways project is supported by a five-year Australian Research Council grant entitled Linking to Learn & Learning to Link. It focuses on following up the preschool cohorts from the previous project into the primary school years and building stronger connections between families, schools and helping agencies by enhanced institutional practices. The Forum will also provide an opportunity for discussion regarding the implications of this research for policy development and practice implementation.

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How to Register

To register, please contact Kim Tually on (07) 323 70417 or via e-mail

Afternoon tea will be provided.

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