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26Jul, 2019

New iRT Parent-Child Communication Program Proven Effective

July 26th, 2019|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Focus Area News Post, Media Aware Parent News Post, Media Literacy Education News Post, Parents & Families News Post, Product News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

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...

17Jun, 2019

iRT’s Prevention Central Team Publishes Chapter on Sexual Socialization in the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy.

June 17th, 2019|Categories: Focus Area News Post, Media Aware for High School Students News Post, Media Aware for Middle School Classrooms News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Product News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

Media literacy education (MLE) is one of the primary strategies used by Prevention Central research teams at iRT to develop innovative, evidence-based programs. Prevention Central scientists are on the forefront of  researching the influence of media on adolescents’ sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, and have found that MLE is an effective way to promote adolescent sexual health.

17Jun, 2019

iRT Scientist Contributes to Chapter on Media Literacy and Smoking in the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy

June 17th, 2019|Categories: Media Detective Family News Post, Media Detective News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Media Ready News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

For more than a decade, scientists at iRT have conducted groundbreaking research on the impact of media literacy education for substance abuse prevention. Recently, Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, an expert on this topic, co-authored a chapter entitled “Media Literacy and Smoking” in the newly-published International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. The encyclopedia – which is available...

3Jun, 2019

iRT Partners with College Access for All

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Connected Scholars News Post, Focus Area News Post, Mentoring News Post, Product News Post|

iRT has partnered with College Access for All, an initiative developed by NYC Schools and Mayor Bill de Blasio to ensure all students are engaged in a “college-ready” culture. Hundreds of schools participate in this initiative, which was designed to help students form a career and college plan upon graduation from high school. College Access for All provides several support services...

10May, 2019

iRT Researchers Will Present At North Carolina Sexual Health Conference

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Connected Scholars News Post, Focus Area News Post, Mentoring News Post, Product News Post|

Dr. Christina Malik, Elyse Keefe, and Abigail Morrison from Prevention Central (a division of innovation Research & Training) will be presenting at the SHIFT NC annual conference, Diving Below the Surface: Exploring the Depths of Adolescent Sexual Health, next week on Thursday, May 16, 2:00-3:15 p.m., in Greensboro, North Carolina.   Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens (SHIFT) is a...

18Mar, 2019

Prevention Central Shares Media Literacy Education Strategies In Public Webinar

March 18th, 2019|Categories: Focus Area News Post, Media Detective News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Product News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

Prevention Central –a division of innovation Research & Training—is committed to sharing its groundbreaking research and development work with the prevention field through conducting monthly webinars led by leading scientists in the field. In the first of these webinars, held in February of 2019, Senior Research Scientist Dr. Tracy Scull presented “Analyzing Media:  A...

19Feb, 2019

iRT Represents Prevention Central Suite At National Anti-Drug Forum

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Aware for Teens with FASD News Post, Drugged Driving Resources News Post, Focus Area News Post, Master Mind News Post, Media Detective News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Media Ready News Post, Media World News Post, Mentoring News Post, Mindfulness News Post, Preparing for Mentoring News Post, Product News Post, Safe Driving News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

Representing a suite of prevention products hosted on the Prevention Central website (www.PreventionCentral.net), researchers from innovation Research & Training (iRT) attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD, from February 4th to 7th, 2019. Representing a suite of prevention products hosted on the Prevention Central...

29Jan, 2019

IRT Study on Community College Sexual Health Published in Journal of American College Health

January 29th, 2019|Categories: Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

The Journal of American College Health has published a paper from researchers at iRT on the status of sexual health among community college students. The paper, “The Understudied Half of Undergraduates,” takes a look at the behaviors, attitudes, and experiences of more than 250 older adolescents attending community colleges from eight different campuses. Despite being considerably...

15Jan, 2019

Journal of Health Communication Publishes iRT Study

January 15th, 2019|Categories: Focus Area News Post, Media Aware for Middle School Classrooms News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Product News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

iRT is pleased to announce that an evaluation of the Media Aware program has been published in the Journal of Health Communication. Media Aware (Sexual Health for Middle School) is a teacher-led program that uses media literacy education to help adolescents learn about a wide range of sexual and relationship health topics. In the published research study, Media Aware was compared to traditional...

8Jan, 2019

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

January 8th, 2019|Categories: Disability News Post, E-Learning News Post, Focus Area News Post, Mindfulness News Post, Social-Emotional Assessment & Learning News Post|

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...

19Nov, 2018

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

November 19th, 2018|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Focus Area News Post, Media Aware for High School Students News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Product News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

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...

12Jun, 2018

iRT Senior Research Scientist to Conduct Training in Berlin on EEPM

June 12th, 2018|Categories: Focus Area News Post, Mentoring News Post, Product News Post|

Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, Senior Research Scientist, will be conducting a 2-day, in-person workshop in Berlin, Germany, on June 25 and 26, 2018, for the Netzwerk Berliner Kinderpatenschaften e.V. The purpose of the network is to provide training on how mentoring programs can assess and improve their youth mentoring program quality.  Participants will learn about the program practice standards for...

12Jun, 2018

iRT Researchers and Collaborators Share Research Findings at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence

June 12th, 2018|Categories: Disability News Post, Focus Area News Post, Social-Emotional Assessment & Learning News Post|

Research Scientists at innovation Research and Training are continuously working on advancements in research pertaining to improving outcomes for children and adolescents. Some of iRT’s recent findings in the field of adolescent development were presented at the Society for Research on Adolescents (SRA) Biennial Meeting by Senior Research Scientist Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, along with iRT...

12Jun, 2018

iRT Researchers to Present at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Annual Meeting 2018

June 12th, 2018|Categories: Drugged Driving Resources News Post, Safe Driving News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

Dr. Rebecca Stelter, Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, and Dr. Allison Schmidt from innovation Research & Training (iRT) travelled to Washington DC to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) and to present a poster titled, “Using the Strategic Prevention Framework to Prevent Drugged Driving.” SPR is an international organization of researchers dedicated to a...

26Dec, 2017

Janis Kupersmidt, innovation Research & Training, innovation Research & Training Receives a William T. Grant Research Award

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Connected Scholars News Post, Mentoring News Post|

December 18, 2017 New York, NY--The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce that Janis Kupersmidt, innovation Research & Training, Jean E. Rhodes, Dept. of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Sarah Schwartz, Dept. of Psychology, Suffolk University, and Renee Spencer, Dept. of Human Behavior, School of Social Work, Boston University, received a Research Award under the...

27Nov, 2017

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

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Building the Foundation for Mentees News Post, Building the Foundation for Parents & Guardians News Post, E-Learning News Post, Mentoring News Post, Parents & Families News Post|

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...

27Nov, 2017

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

November 27th, 2017|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Mentoring News Post, Preparing for Mentoring News Post|

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...

27Nov, 2017

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

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Disability News Post, E-Learning News Post, Mentoring News Post, Preparing for Mentoring News Post|

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...

27Nov, 2017

Dr. Kupersmidt Meeting with Research Collaborators at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Disability News Post, Mentoring News Post|

November 8, 2017 – Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, President and Senior Research Scientist at iRT and Mentoring Central, met with her protégé and collaborator, Eline Heppe, doctoral student at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam, to work on research projects related to mentoring adolescents and youth adults with visual impairment. Dr. Kupersmidt also had the honor of working with...

25Oct, 2017

EEPM Adherence and High Quality Mentor Training Increase Match Length

October 25th, 2017|Categories: Mentoring News Post|

Mentoring programs vary greatly in their adherence to the high quality safety- and research-based benchmark practices described in the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM; published by MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership). These benchmark program practices are designed as guidelines that enable mentoring programs to better prepare and support mentors, mentees, and mentee’s...

17Oct, 2017

Innovation Research & Training (iRT) Participates in International Short Course on Mentoring

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Mentoring News Post|

On October 4th and 5th, iRT Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, participated in the Short Course on Strengthening Mentoring Program Quality to Broaden Impact sponsored by The University of Massachusetts-Boston, MENTOR, the European Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring, and Mass Mentoring. Dr. Kupersmidt gave a presentation entitled, “Increasing Youth Outcomes by Enhancing...

8May, 2017

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

May 8th, 2017|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Media Aware Parent News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Parents & Families News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

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...

24Jan, 2017

Innovation Research & Training receives funding from NHLBI To Develop A Web-Based Resource about Participating in Pediatric Clinical Trials Designed for Youth

January 24th, 2017|Categories: DigiKnowIt News News Post, Research Resources Focus Area News Post|

Dr. Alison Parker and Dr. Tracy Scull (Co-Principal Investigators) at Innovation Research & Training (IRT) were recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to develop an interactive, web application for youth, called DigiKnowit News, with the goal of increasing the rates of youth participation in...

14Dec, 2016

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

December 14th, 2016|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Media Aware for High School Students News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

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...

29Nov, 2016

Providing Pre-Match Training to Mentees Leads to More Realistic Expectations

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Building the Foundation for Mentees News Post, E-Learning News Post, Mentoring News Post, Social-Emotional Assessment & Learning News Post|

Mentoring programs understand that effectively training their mentors before they enter into a mentoring relationship is vital to producing positive outcomes for both the mentee and their mentoring relationship. Pre-match mentor training helps to establish higher quality and more enduring matches.  However, mentoring programs might be overlooking an important opportunity to prevent possible...

21Nov, 2016

How does someone decide to be aggressive? Findings reported at SRCD special topics conference from two studies on new multimedia, Web-based assessment software.

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Assessment & Mobile Screening News Post, Social-Emotional Assessment & Learning News Post|

Drs. Janis Kupersmidt Rebecca Stelter, and Alison Parker from innovation Research & Training (iRT), presented a poster entitled, “SIP-AP: Web-based Assessment of Social information Processing in Children and Adolescents,” at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development on October 29, 2016...

10Nov, 2016

Two IRT Scientists Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Special Topic Meeting in Irvine, California

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Assessment & Mobile Screening News Post, Social-Emotional Assessment & Learning News Post|

Durham, NC  (October 28, 2016) - Drs. Rebecca Stelter and Janis Kupersmidt presented a poster, entitled “Addressing the Connectivity Challenge in Data Collection with Children and Families,” at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development in Irvine, California on October 28, 2016. The conference...

1Nov, 2016

Careers Beyond Academia: Careers in Research for Humanities and Social Sciences Ph.D.’s

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Alison Parker, PhD, a Research Scientist II at iRT, participated in a panel discussion at Duke University’ s Careers Beyond Academia series held for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Alison Parker, PhD, a Research Scientist II at iRT, participated in a panel discussion at Duke University’ s Careers Beyond Academia series held for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows...

1Sep, 2015

Two IRT Scientists Attend Governors Highway Safety Association’s Risky Driving Behaviors Meeting

September 1st, 2015|Categories: Drugged Driving Resources News Post, Safe Driving News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

Durham, NC (September 1, 2015)—Two research scientists from innovation Research & Training (iRT)— a leading behavior science research organization—are attending the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) annual meeting, Drunk, Drugged & Distracted: Reaching High-Risk Drivers, hosted by the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office...

1Jul, 2015

Innovation Research & Training (iRT) Announces New Hires

July 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

(Durham, NC, July 1, 2015)—innovation Research & Training (iRT), a leading behavior science research company, today announced the addition of Jared Cooper, Maaike van Rest, and Ashley Webb to its growing team of professionals. For Immediate Release Innovation Research & Training (iRT) Announces New Hires Staff and business growth result in office expansion and...

22Jun, 2015

Innovation Research & Training’s Staff Expansion and Business Growth Lead to Office Relocation

June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

(Durham, NC, June 22, 2015)— Behavior science research organization innovation Research & Training (iRT) has relocated its Durham operation to bigger premises as part of an exciting period of expansion and development. (Durham, NC, June 22, 2015)— Behavior science research organization innovation Research & Training (iRT) has relocated its Durham operation to bigger premises as...

16Jun, 2015

iRT Expands Team with Three New Hires

June 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

(Durham, NC, June 16, 2015)—innovation Research & Training (iRT), a leading behavior science research organization, today announced the addition of three new team members to its growing staff roster. Samantha Bender, Hannah McCormick, and Shiesha McNeil fill key support roles in the organization’s business and research arms. Over the coming months, iRT will look to steadily expand...

3Jun, 2015

Innovation Research & Training Awarded NIDA Grant to Develop Drugged Driving Resources Website

June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Drugged Driving Resources News Post, Safe Driving News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

DURHAM, NC (June 3, 2015)—innovation Research & Training (iRT), a leading behavior science research organization, today announced that it has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop a website to house resources on the growing public safety issue of drugged driving.  DURHAM, NC (June 3, 2015)—innovation Research & Training ...

13Apr, 2015

iRT Partners with UNC-Chapel Hill on Prestigious Internship Program

April 13th, 2015|Categories: Aware for High School Classrooms News Post, Mindfulness News Post, Social-Emotional Assessment & Learning News Post|

Durham, NC, April 13, 2015—innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company, today announced an alliance with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a prestigious psychology internship program. Durham, NC, April 13, 2015—innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company, today announced an alliance...

18Nov, 2014

iRT Develops Social Information Processing Assessment Videos for Girls

November 18th, 2014|Categories: Assessment & Mobile Screening News Post, Social-Emotional Assessment & Learning News Post|

DURHAM, NC, November 18, 2014—innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company, today announced the development of 10 additional assessment videos for its Social Information Processing Application (SIP-AP). DURHAM, NC, November 18, 2014—innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company, today announced the...

12Sep, 2014

iRT Scientists to Present Research Findings, Prevention Programs at National Prevention Conference

September 12th, 2014|Categories: Aware for Teens with FASD News Post, Drugged Driving Resources News Post, E-Learning News Post, Master Mind News Post, Media Detective News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Media Ready News Post, Media World News Post, Mindfulness News Post, Safe Driving News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

Durham, NC (September 12, 2014)—Scientists from innovation Research & Training (iRT) will be among researchers and practitioners presenting at the upcoming National Prevention Network annual research conference September 15-18 in Hartford, CT. Durham, NC (September 12, 2014)—Scientists from innovation Research & Training (IRT) will be among researchers and practitioners presenting at the...

10Sep, 2014

iRT’s Media Literacy Research Makes Top 10 List of Education Journal’s Most Popular Pages

September 10th, 2014|Categories: Media Aware for Middle School Classrooms News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

Durham, NC (September 10, 2014)—A research article written by scientists at innovation Research & Training (iRT) has been listed by The Journal of Media Literacy Education as one of the top 10 most popular pages viewed in its June issue. The Journal of Media Literacy Education is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research...

3Jul, 2014

Innovation Training & Research Appoints New Research Scientist

July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Durham, NC (July 3, 2014)—innovation Research & Training (iRT)—a behavioral sciences research company—today announced that Dr. Susan Haws has joined the company as a research scientist to help further develop the company’s growing portfolio of prevention and treatment products and services.  Susan brings a wealth of industry experience, having worked for more than...

12Jun, 2014

Study Finds Media Literacy Education Effective for Teaching Adolescent Sexual Health

June 12th, 2014|Categories: Media Aware for Middle School Classrooms News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

Durham, NC, June 12, 2014—Teaching middle-school students about sexual health using a media literacy education approach has been shown to increase adolescents’ intentions to make healthy decisions regarding their future sexual behavior. Durham, NC, June 12, 2014—Teaching middle-school students about sexual health using a media literacy education approach has been shown to...

10Jun, 2014

iRT Receives NICHD Award to Develop Mindfulness Education Program

June 10th, 2014|Categories: Aware for High School Classrooms News Post, Mindfulness News Post, Social-Emotional Assessment & Learning News Post|

Durham, NC, June 10, 2014—innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company, today announced receipt of a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to create and evaluate a mindfulness-based coping program for high school students. iRT Receives NICHD Award to...

22May, 2014

Family Media Project Seeks Elementary School Families for Program Evaluation

May 22nd, 2014|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Media Detective Family News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Parents & Families News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

Durham, NC, May 22, 2014—Researchers at innovation Research & Training (iRT) are seeking families with third, fourth, and fifth grade students to take part in a study looking at media, alcohol, and tobacco. Durham, NC, May 22, 2014—Researchers at innovation Research & Training (iRT) are seeking families with third, fourth, and fifth grade students to take part in a study looking at media, alcohol...

2May, 2014

Innovation Research & Training Awarded OJJDP Grant to Study Effects of Mentoring on At-Risk Youth

May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Mentoring News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post, Violence Prevention News Post|

Durham, NC, May 2, 2014—innovation Research & Training (iRT)–a behavioral sciences research company, has been awarded nearly $500,000 to study factors associated with successful outcomes from mentoring of at-risk youth. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the grant will allow iRT researchers to examine two main issues. iRT scientists will examine...

15Apr, 2014

iRT President Presents at the Sapienza University of Rome

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Media Detective News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Media Ready News Post, Media World News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, president of innovation Research & Training (iRT), presented to the faculty and graduate students in the Department of Psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Her presentation titled, “Media Literacy Education for Substance Abuse Prevention: Results of Three Efficacy Trials,” included an overview of using school-based media literacy...

15Apr, 2014

iRT’s JMLE Paper on Media Aware—Sexual Health Published

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Media Aware for Middle School Classrooms News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

In a paper published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education, innovation Research & Training (iRT) scientists Drs. Tracy Scull, Christina Malik, and Janis Kupersmidt report that a comprehensive, media literacy education program for influencing adolescents’ sexual health and media literacy outcomes has the potential for positively influencing sexual health decisions. The paper, "A Media Literacy...

27Jan, 2014

iRT Partners with UMass Boston to Present Course on Mentoring Youth in the Age of Digital Media

January 27th, 2014|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Mentoring News Post|

iRT Partners with UMass Boston to Present Course on Mentoring Youth in the Age of Digital Media DURHAM, NC, January 27, 2014—Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, president of innovation Research and Training (iRT) has been selected to serve as a panelist for a short course on youth mentoring in the digital age.  Developed by Dr. Jean Rhodes, director of the University of Massachusetts Boston...

21Jan, 2014

4-H Substance Abuse Prevention Program Partners with Clinton City Schools Blazing Stars Program

January 21st, 2014|Categories: Media Detective News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

The Sampson Weekly Week of January 17-23, 2014 Sampson County's 4-H Substance Abuse Prevention program along with Clinton City Schools Blazing Stars program have completed their first after-school education program, "Media Detectives." Sampson County's 4-H provides a 45-60 minute lesson on substance abuse prevention to 45 Butler Avenue School and Sunset Avenue School students. The Sampson...

23Dec, 2013

Breaking down barriers

December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Media Detective News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

by Amanda Moss Richmond County Daily Journal HAMLET — Families joined their students at Fairview Heights Elementary School to work together and find the hidden meanings beneath the advertisements they see on a daily basis. The program is called Media Detective and it is a media literacy education program for students in grades three through five. The goal of the program is to prevent...

19Jul, 2013

iRT seeking 3rd-5th grade teachers for research study

July 19th, 2013|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Media Detective Family News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Parents & Families News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

iRT is looking for teachers of 3rd-5th graders, their students and students’ families to study how to best engage families in educational programming. iRT is looking for teachers of 3rd-5th graders, their students and students’ families to study how to best engage families in educational programming. Teachers will receive training and materials to teach the evidence-based Media...

15Oct, 2012

iRT receives a Phase II SBIR grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD

October 15th, 2012|Categories: Media Aware for Middle School Classrooms News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

Dr. Tracy Scull and Dr. Janis Kupersmidt have received a Phase II SBIR grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD to continue the development of Media World Relationships. Dr. Tracy Scull (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Janis Kupersmidt (Co-Investigator) have received a Phase II SBIR grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) to...

8Oct, 2012

iRT receives an R21 award from NIDA.

October 8th, 2012|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Media Aware for Young Adults News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Sexual & Relationship Health News Post|

Dr. Tracy Scull and Dr. Janis Kupersmidt have received an R21 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to create a web-based media literacy education program to reduce risky sexual practices in community college students. Dr. Tracy Scull (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Janis Kupersmidt (Co-Investigator) have received an R21 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to...

1Oct, 2012

iRT receives a Phase II SBIR contract from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

October 1st, 2012|Categories: E-Learning News Post, Media Detective Family News Post, Media Literacy News Post, Parents & Families News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

Dr. Tracy Scull (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Janis Kupersmidt (Co-Investigator) have received a Phase II SBIR contract from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to continue the development of Media Detective Family (MDF), a web-based and tablet media literacy education program for families with elementary school-aged children.  Dr. Tracy Scull (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Janis...

23Aug, 2012

Dr. Scull presented to the North Carolina Collaborative for Children, Youth and Families

August 23rd, 2012|Categories: Media Literacy News Post, Substance Abuse Prevention News Post|

Dr. Tracy Scull presented a workshop on using media literacy education as a substance abuse prevention strategy at the North Carolina Collaborative for Children, Youth and Families on August 10, 2012, in Chapel Hill, NC.  Dr. Tracy Scull presented a workshop on using media literacy education as a substance abuse prevention strategy at the North Carolina Collaborative for Children, Youth and...

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