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Thursday, March 22, 2018
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Strengthening Families of Those Who Serve: Results of the After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) Study (Speaker/Forum/Lecture)

The Human Development and Family Science department at NDSU is set to host a special presentation for campus and community guests as part of the 9th annual Gertrude Weigum Hinsz Lecture Series. This annual lecture invites a distinguished scholar to NDSU each year to address topics important to children and families. This year’s lecture is scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the NDSU Memorial Union Century Theater, and will be presented by Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, University of Minnesota.
The event is free and open to the public. NDSU students, faculty and staff are invited, as well as interested guests from the community.
This year’s presentation is entitled, “Strengthening Families of Those Who Serve: Results of the After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) Study.” Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D., is the Lindahl Leadership Professor, Dept. of Family Social Science & Institute of Child Development, & Director, Institute of Translational Research in Children's Mental Health, University of Minnesota. She is also Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Psychology, and presents nationally and internationally on children, stress, trauma, resilience, and prevention science.
A brief description of this year’s presentation is below.

Brief description: Deployment to war is a significant stressor not only for service members, but for their spouses/partners and children. Indeed, data from the past decade show that a parent's deployment is a risk factor for emotional and behavioral problems among children of all ages, as well as for spouses and, of course, service members themselves. Dr. Gewirtz will present data from her program of research on deployment and military families in general, and, in particular, the results of a randomized effectiveness trial of a parenting program - ADAPT - to support post-deployment military families with school aged children. Data will be presented on the program, its impact on parenting, parental mental health, and children's adjustment over time, and challenges and opportunities associated with implementing evidence-based family programs in military settings.

A reception will follow the presentation in the Butte Lounge of the Memorial Union at NDSU. For further information, contact Sean Brotherson at (701) 231-6143 or sean.brotherson@ndsu.edu.

Contact: sean.brotherson@ndsu.edu; (701) 231-8268 or (701) 231-6143.
Location: MU Century Theatre
Price: FREE
Host: Human Development and Family Science
Contact: Sean Brotherson
E-Mail: sean.brotherson@ndsu.edu


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