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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 has been extended to September 9th!  The conference registration form can be found here. Limited travel support is available.
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. 
Three keynote speakers will set the stage for discussion of these issues at NCRE 2016.
Dr. Gregory Aarons (University of California San Diego) will present 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 programs and interventions.
Dr. Sarah Watamura (University of Denver) will present her research on the physiological impact of stress on child, parent, and staff health and the role of buffering relationships.
Dr. Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok will share her pioneering work on reflective supervision as a model for supporting staff and promoting relational capacities.
Dr. Allison Barlow will discuss the implications of the presenters’ work for program delivery and intervention research in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, reflecting on her own team’s work developing Family Spirit home visiting and other culturally-grounded tribal youth interventions.

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