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Barrett, T. M. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (February, 2008). Media literacy, substance abuse prevention programs for middle school students. Workshop presented at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Safe, Orderly, & Caring Schools Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Barrett, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Benson, J.W., & Elmore, K.C. (2008). Exploration of mediators and moderators of a media literacy, substance abuse prevention program for middle school students. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Conference, Chicago, IL.

Barrett, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Benson, J.W., & Elmore, K.C. (2007). Evaluation of the North Carolina middle school, media literacy, substance abuse prevention project. Poster presented at the first Research Summit of the Alliance for a Media Literate America, St. Louis, MO.

Barrett, T. M., Kupersmidt, J.B., Elmore, K.C., & Benson, J.W. (2008). Further exploration of media influence on adolescents’ moral beliefs and intentions surrounding substance use. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Conference, Chicago, IL.

Elmore, K., Scull, T.M., & Kupersmidt, J.B. (2016, March). Media as ‘Super Peer’: How adolescents interpret media messages predicts their perception of alcohol and tobacco use norms. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD. 

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Barrett, T. M. (November, 2007). Media literacy substance abuse prevention programs for elementary and middle school-aged youth. Talk presented to the Prevention Team of the North Carolina Department of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Barrett, T. M., Elmore, K.C., & Benson, J.W. (2007). Preliminary Findings from the evaluation of the Elementary Media Literacy, Substance Abuse Prevention Project. Paper presented at the first Research Summit of the Alliance for a Media Literate America, St. Louis, MO.

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Scull, T. M. (2008). Media Ready:  A new evidence-based, middle school, media literacy, substance abuse prevention program. Paper presented at the 21st Annual National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Scull, T. M. (2013). An evaluation of the effectiveness of media literacy education for substance abuse prevention in high school students. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Kupersmidt, J.B. & Scull, T.M. (2014, April). An evaluation of Media Aware, a media literacy education substance abuse prevention program for high school students. Poster presented at The School District of Philadelphia’s Research, Policy, and Practice (R2P) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Kupersmidt, J.B., Weatherholt, T., & Scull, T.M. (2014, September). Substance abuse prevention and media literacy education. Workshop presented at National Prevention Network Conference, Hartford, CT.

Ortiz, R., Scull, T., Brown, J.D., Shafer, A., Kupersmidt, J., & Suellentrop, K. (May 2011). 16 and pregnant: The effects of watching and discussing a reality television drama about the consequences of teen pregnancy. Health Communication Division, International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Scull, T. M. (2009). Media Detective:  A new NIDA-funded media literacy substance abuse prevention program. Workshop presented at the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America’s Mid-Year Training Institute:  Louisville, KY.

Scull, T. M. (2010). Media literacy for substance abuse prevention. Two-day training workshop presented to the North Carolina Summer School for Alcohol and Drug Studies, Wilmington, NC.

Scull, T. M. (2010). Media Ready Teacher Training Workshop. Presented to the Love, Faith, and Hope Coalition, Texarkana, AR.

Scull, T. M. (2012). Substance Abuse Prevention and Media Literacy Education. Workshop presented to the North Carolina Collaborative for Children, Youth, and Families, Chapel Hill, NC.

Scull, T. M. (2013). Media Ready Teacher Training Workshop. Presented to members of the Substance Free Youth (SFY) Community Coalition, Vancouver, WA.

Scull, T. M. (2014). Challenges and strategies for evaluating prevention programming in rural areas. Presentation at the 16th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Scull, T. M. (2017, June). The birds, the bees, and Kim Kardashian: Navigating sex and media with adolescents. Presentation for the NC School Health Training Center, Greenville, NC.

Scull, T. M. (2019, December). Media Aware: An innovative, engaging, and effective approach to sexual health promotion for young adults. Presentation at the 5th annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault; Eastern Michigan University.

Scull, T. M. (2019, August). Media Detective: A creative approach to substance use prevention in elementary school. Presentation for the NC 21st Century Community Learning Centers Summer Institute, Guilford Tech Community College in Jamestown, NC.

Scull, T.M., Keefe, E., & Malik, C.V. (2017, May). The birds, the bees, and Kim Kardashian:  Engaging and equipping parents to navigate sex and media with adolescents. Workshop presented at the SHIFT NC Annual Conference: Greensboro, NC.

Scull, T. M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2008). Media Detective:  A new evidence-based, elementary school, media literacy, substance abuse prevention program. Paper presented at the 21st Annual National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Scull, T.M. & Kupersmidt, J.B. (2011). Children’s media-related and substance use cognitions in the context of parental and peer influences. Poster presented at the Conference of the Society for Prevention Research: Washington, DC.

Scull, T.M. & Kupersmidt, J.B., & Weatherholt, T. (2016, May). Reducing health disparities in rural communities through an interactive, web-based family media literacy education program for substance abuse prevention. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Scull, T.M., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Keefe, E. (2016, October). A web-based media literacy education sexual health program for older adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Special Topics Meeting:  Technology and Media in Children’s Development, Irvine, CA.

Scull, T.M., Malik, C.V., & Kupersmidt, J.B. (2014, March). A media literacy education approach to teaching adolescents comprehensive sexual health education. Presented to the Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX. 

Scull, T.M., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Malik, C.V. (2016, March). An evaluation of a comprehensive sexual health media literacy education program for middle school students. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD. 

Scull, T.M., Malik, C.V., & Keefe, E. (2016, May). Meeting the needs of older adolescents:  Relationship and sexual health promotion using media literacy education. Workshop presented at the SHIFT NC Annual Conference: Durham, NC.

Scull, T.M., Malik, C.V., & Kupersmidt, J.B. (2016, May). The unique influence of media-related cognitions on predictors of adolescent sexual behaviors. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Scull, T.M., Malik, C.V., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Moallem, M. (2016, March). Rethinking sexuality education:  A web-based solution. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Savannah, GA.

Scull, T.M., Malik, C.M., & Vuong, K. (2015, May). What’s media got to do with it? Addressing sexual health misinformation with media literacy education for adolescents. Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.

Shafer, A., Ortiz, R.R., Scull, T.M., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Brown, J.D. (March 2011). At-risk adolescents’ media diets and outcome expectancies influence intentions to refrain from sex and to avoid pregnancy. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Wilson, J., Dawes, D., Markovits, L., Stern, R., Barrett, T. M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (August 2006). Media literacy workshop: Media literacy and its role in preventing underage drinking. Presentation to the North Carolina Task Force, Raleigh, NC.

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