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Native Children's Research Exchange

NCRE II Conference 2016

The NCRE 2016 Conference will be held September 29-30, 2016 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.  An opening reception will be held on Wednesday evening September 28, 2016.
The conference registration form can be found here.
Promoting Staff Wellness and Quality Implementation through Effective Supports
Program implementation and effectiveness are shaped by the capacity and skill of the staff delivering services to children and families.  For programs to yield returns, staff must be nurtured, given sufficient support in their often difficult work, and provided opportunities to grow in their careers as professionals and paraprofessionals. The 2016 NCRE conference will focus on what research can tell us about promising practices for promoting high quality program implementation and effectiveness through staff wellness and support. 
Two keynote speakers will set the stage for discussions of these issues at NCRE 2016.
First, Dr. Gregory Aarons (University of California San Diego) will discuss his research on how organizational culture/climate, work-life balance, work stress, fit of job with skills and abilities, and leadership impact the delivery of interventions.
Our second keynote speaker (TBD) will address research on reflective supervision as one effective approach to supporting high quality implementation.
Dr. Allison Barlow will discuss the implications of this research for program delivery and intervention research in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Dr. Barlow will reflect on her team’s own work developing the Family Spirit home visiting model and other culturally-grounded tribal youth interventions.  Dr. Barlow will moderate conference participants’ reflections on the keynote talks.  These group reflections will form the foundation of a series of opportunities for small roundtable discussions with each of the two keynote speakers over the course of the conference.

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