iRT’s New Online Youth Safety Programs for Remote Learning

2021-03-24T17:11:46+00:00

Durham, NC, March 24, 2021 - Due to the pandemic, 50 million K-12 students were forced to learn remotely last year and 96% of colleges are still offering some portion of their education online. [1] iRT has worked tirelessly to adapt many of our successful programs for the online-learning environment. These are an excellent resource for teachers, mentors, parents, and community groups to make sure their students don’t miss out on important behavioral development. Below are a list of out resources that will work in remote, hybrid, or homeschool learning environments: Impaired driving prevention for high school and college students. Help [...]

iRT’s New Online Youth Safety Programs for Remote Learning2021-03-24T17:11:46+00:00

Dr. Stelter Presents at the 2021 Virtual National Mentoring Summit

2021-02-16T18:29:05+00:00

Dr. Rebecca Stelter, a Research Scientist II at iRT, will be co-presenting at the virtual 2021 National Mentoring Summit https://www.mentoring.org/national-mentoring-summit/ on Intentional program planning to create a safe (virtual) space for mentees during unprecedented times, on  Friday, 1/29/2021, from 2:14 – 3:45 PM. Dr. Stelter and her co-presenter, Darlene H. Marlin, Senior Director at National Urban League, will discuss the National Urban League’s Project Ready: Mentor program. The Project Ready: Mentor provides group mentoring to prepare students for college, work, and life through the development of 21st Century, as well as other critical social skills. The program also has the goal of [...]

Dr. Stelter Presents at the 2021 Virtual National Mentoring Summit2021-02-16T18:29:05+00:00

New iRT Parent-Child Communication Program Proven Effective

2020-12-29T12:53:44+00:00

Media Aware Parent – iRT’s new program to help parents talk with their pre-teens and teens about sex, relationships, and media – is an effective way to bolster communication and healthy attitudes in teens, according to an article that was published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  Media Aware Parent is the latest program in iRT’s Media Aware series, which...

New iRT Parent-Child Communication Program Proven Effective2020-12-29T12:53:44+00:00

iRT To Develop New Mindfulness Program For Youth With 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

2020-12-29T13:12:36+00:00

iRT was awarded a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to develop an online mindfulness training program, specifically developed for use by adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS). iRT was awarded a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to develop...

iRT To Develop New Mindfulness Program For Youth With 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome2020-12-29T13:12:36+00:00

iRT Awarded Grant for Further Development of a High School Media Literacy Education Program for Sexual Health Promotion

2020-12-29T13:14:18+00:00

innovation Research & Training (iRT) is honored to announce that it has received a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) to further develop and evaluate the Media Aware program.   Media Aware is a comprehensive sexual health education program for high school students that uses a media literacy education...

iRT Awarded Grant for Further Development of a High School Media Literacy Education Program for Sexual Health Promotion2020-12-29T13:14:18+00:00

Dr. Kupersmidt to Meet with Enrollment and Match Support Specialists at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Moscow

2020-12-29T16:45:02+00:00

November 14, 2017 - Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, President and Senior Research Scientist at iRT and Mentoring Central, met with mentoring program staff in Moscow at the office of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Dr. Kupersmidt presented findings from iRT’s research on their online mentee training program, Building the Foundation for Mentees, and online parent/guardian training, Building the Foundation for...

Dr. Kupersmidt to Meet with Enrollment and Match Support Specialists at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Moscow2020-12-29T16:45:02+00:00

Dr. Kupersmidt to be a Keynote Speaker at Russia’s First International Mentoring Conference

2020-12-29T16:45:37+00:00

November 13, 2017 - Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, President and Senior Research Scientist at iRT and Mentoring Central, will be the keynote speaker at Global Mentori , Russia's First International Mentoring Conference. The conference will take place November 13th-14th in Moscow. The theme of the... November 13, 2017 - Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, President and Senior Research Scientist at iRT and Mentoring...

Dr. Kupersmidt to be a Keynote Speaker at Russia’s First International Mentoring Conference2020-12-29T16:45:37+00:00

Dr. Kupersmidt to Speak in the Netherlands about Latest Research News about Youth Mentoring

2020-12-29T16:46:22+00:00

November 9, 2017 - Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, iRT’s and Mentoring Central’s President and Senior Research Scientist, and Eline Heppe, doctoral student at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, presented at the Center of Expertise Social Innovation, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, on “Increasing the Effectiveness of Mentoring by Enhancing Mentoring Program Practices...

Dr. Kupersmidt to Speak in the Netherlands about Latest Research News about Youth Mentoring2020-12-29T16:46:22+00:00

Innovation Research & Training Receives Funding From NICHD to Help Parents Have “The Talk” With Their Young Teens

2020-12-29T16:48:41+00:00

Dr. Tracy Scull at Innovation Research & Training (IRT) was recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will fund the continued development of an interactive program for parents called Media Aware Parent. The goal...

Innovation Research & Training Receives Funding From NICHD to Help Parents Have “The Talk” With Their Young Teens2020-12-29T16:48:41+00:00

Innovation Research & Training Awarded Grant To Develop A Web-Based Program to Promote Sexual Health in Teens

2020-12-29T16:51:14+00:00

innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company, today announced its receipt of a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). iRT researchers will use the grant to develop the Media Aware program, a web-based course for high school students designed to...

Innovation Research & Training Awarded Grant To Develop A Web-Based Program to Promote Sexual Health in Teens2020-12-29T16:51:14+00:00
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