Call for Submissions
Submission deadline: August 31, 2012
The theme of the NCRE 2012 conference is “Frontiers in Intervention Research with Native Children, Families, and Communities.” Priority will be given to presentations of research that:
- Report on interventions at any point in the continuum of promotion, prevention, intervention, and treatment
- Include a focus on the prevention or treatment of substance use problems directly, or on early risk factors in development that are associated with later substance use problems
- Consider promotion, prevention, and intervention within a developmental framework, at any point in the spectrum from infancy through the transition to adulthood
- Examine risk and prevention/intervention at the individual, family, and/or community level
- Demonstrate effective collaboration between tribal and university partners
- Showcase student research
However, we also encourage other presentations relevant to the broader context and course of child development in Native communities.
NCRE is made up of scholars from diverse disciplines. One of NCRE’s primary goals is to provide a forum for greater dissemination of research across disciplinary lines. Thus, the submission of material that may have recently been presented elsewhere is welcome.
Paper Presentations: Paper presentations will occur in breakout sessions with 2-3 presentations per session, to facilitate discussion among presenters and participants. Individual presentations will consist of a 20-25 minute oral presentation of research findings, followed by 5-10 minutes of discussion. Individual submissions are welcome – once all submissions are received, they will be grouped thematically for presentation sessions.
Poster Presentations: There will be a poster session – an ideal format for material that can be explained briefly and is suited for graphic or visual presentation. Poster presentations also provide opportunities for higher levels of interaction and discussion, and thus student posters are particularly encouraged.
Review Process and Criteria for All Submission Formats
- Sufficient empirical data (coded and analyzed, even if not yet complete) or relevant theoretical data should be included in your summary to provide a basis for evaluation of your submission.
- Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the NCRE steering committee.
- Submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
- Clarity of formulation/conceptualization
- Adequacy of methods
- Appropriateness of interpretations
- Importance of topic
- Inclusion of elements of the theme of this conference
- Prepare an abstract (limited to 300 words) that briefly provides background for the research; states hypotheses; describes the participants and methodology; and highlights key results.
- Complete the online submission form and paste the abstract in the space provided on the form.
- Submit by AUGUST 31, 2012.
You will be notified via email of the review decision by September 3, 2012.
Abstracts for accepted presentations will be published in the conference program and posted on the NCRE website.