NCRE conferences provide a forum for researchers, evaluators, and tribal
program and community partners to gather annual and share in an open exchange
of information and ideas about their shared work and commitment to the Native
children’s development prenatally through early adolescence. Each year,
graduate students and junior scholars are supported and connected to a broad
network of mentors – all of whom are committed to supporting the careers of the
next generation of tribal child development scholars.
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
The theme of
this year’s conference is “Promoting Staff Wellness and Quality Implementation
through Effective Supports.” This theme
honors the fact that program implementation and effectiveness are shaped by the
capacity and skill of the staff delivering services to children and families.
It also honors the fact that 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.
Two keynote presenters will share research promising practices for
promoting high quality program implementation and effectiveness through staff
wellness and support. 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. A second TBD keynote speaker will address
research on reflective supervision as one effective approach to supporting high
quality implementation and effectiveness. 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.
the call for presentation submissions, and student travel award applications
can be found at www.ncreconnect.org.