Alison E. Parker, Ph.D.

Research Scientist II and
Vice President of Operations
She/Her/Hers
aparker@irtinc.us

IRT About Us Profile Alison Parker

OVERVIEW

Dr. Alison Parker is a Research Scientist and developmental psychologist at iRT with training in the areas of emotional and social cognitive development, and expertise in developing school-based and online prevention programs, web-based resources and toolkits, and assessment tools for youth (both typically developing and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and chronic illnesses and diseases) and adults. Over the past 13 years, Dr. Parker has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous federally funded research grants and contracts, as well as contracts from nongovernmental agencies. She has also led the development and evaluation of programs focused on improving the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Parker has also provided training and technical assistance to national organizations as well as led studies to examine usability, feasibility, and acceptability of programs using qualitative and quantitative methodology and analyses. Born in Canada, Alison still believes that Tim Horton’s has the best donuts!

BACKGROUND

Ph.D., 2006, Developmental Psychology, North Carolina State University
M.A., 2002, Life-Span Developmental Psychology, Brock University
B.A. (Honors), 2000, Psychology, University of Windsor

PUBLICATIONS

Halberstadt, A. G., Castro, V. L., & Parker, A. E. (2018).  Nonverbal communication (pp. 1513-1515). In M. Bornstein (Ed.) Encyclopedia of lifespan human development.  Beverly Hills, CA:  Sage.

Parker, A. E. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2016). Two universal mindfulness education programs for elementary and middle school students: Master Mind and Moment. In K. Schonert-Reichl & R. Roeser (Eds). The Handbook of Mindfulness in Education: Emerging Theory, Research, and Programs (Vol. 1). (pp. 335-354). New York: Springer Press.

Halberstadt, A. G., Beale, K. S., Meade, A. W., Craig, A. B., & Parker, A. E. (2014). Anger in families: Individual and dyadic contributions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 810-828.

Parker, A., E. (2014). [Review of the book Psychology of Meditation, by N. N. Singh]. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 1139-1143.

Parker, A., E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Mathis, E. T., Scull, T. M., & Sims, C. (2014). The impact of mindfulness education on elementary school students: Evaluation of the Master Mind Program. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 7, 184-204.  PMC4821437

Halberstadt, A. G., Dunsmore, J. C., Bryant, A. J., Parker, A. E., Beale, K. S., & Thompson, J. A. (2014). Development and validation of the parents’ beliefs about children’s emotions questionnaire. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1195-1210. PMC4018216

Halberstadt, A. G., Parker, A. E., & Castro, V. L. (2013). Nonverbal communication: Developmental perspectives (pp. 93-127). In J. A. Hall & M. L. Knapp (Eds.) Handbook of Communication Science (Vol. 2). Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.

Parker, A. E., Mathis, E. T., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2013). How is this child feeling? Preschool-aged children’s ability to recognize emotion in faces and bodies. Early Education & Development, 24, 188-211. PMCID: PMC4821465

Parker, A. E., Halberstadt, A. G., Dunsmore, J. C., Townley, G. E., Beale, K. S., Bryant, A., & Thompson, J. A. (2012). “Emotions are a window into one’s heart”: Parental beliefs about children’s emotions in three ethnic groups. Monographs for the Society for Research on Child Development, 77, 1-137. PMID:22905794

Scull, T.M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Parker, A. E., Elmore, K., & Benson, J. W. (2010). Media-related cognitions and adolescent substance use in the context of parent and peer influences. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 981-998. PMC3678372

Halberstadt, A. G., Thompson, J. A., Parker, A. E., & Dunsmore, J. C. (2008). Parents’ emotion-related beliefs and behaviors in relation to children’s coping with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Infant and Child Development, 17, 557-580.

Halberstadt, A. G., & Parker, A. E. (2007). Function, structure, and process as independent dimensions in research on emotion. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 14, 402-406.

Hakim-Larson, J., Parker, A. E, Lee, C., Goodwin, J., & Voelker, S. (2006). Parental meta-emotion and psychometric properties of the parenting styles self-test. Early Education and Development, 17, 229-251.

PRESENTATIONS

*(maiden name Duff used 2001 to 2005)

Parker, A. E. & Kupersmidt, J. B (2019). Teaching mindfulness to elementary school students. Presentation at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Statewide Summer Institute, Greensboro, NC, August 2019.

Parker, A. E., Smith, R., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Reeder, L. (2019). Emotional self-efficacy beliefs in late elementary school-aged children. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD, March 2019.

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Hiatt, C., & Carmichael Olson, H. (2018). Social information processing and intentions to use substances in adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. In M. Van Rest (Chair), Individual and Contextual Social Factors Affect Social Decision-Making and Risk Behaviors such as Substance use and Aggression. Paper symposium presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence in Minneapolis, MN, April 2018.

Parker, A. E. & Scull, T. B. (2017). Creation of comic books for new educational resource for youth. Workshop conducted at the International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN) Summit in Orlando, FL, July 2017.

Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Parker, A. E. (2017). Social Cognitive Skills Rating Scale: A new measure assessing teachers’ perceptions of boys’ social information processing. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX, April 2017.

Dunsmore, J. C., Miller-Slough, R., Halberstadt, A. G., & Parker, A. E. (2017). Social contexts of emotion expression: Children’s emotion-related beliefs and judgments with parents and peers. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX, April 2017.

Parker, A. E., Scull, T. M., & Keefe, E. (2017). Innovative approaches to substance abuse prevention. Presentation at the Prevention Is the Answer (PITA) conference, Elon, NC, June 2017.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R.L., & Parker, A. E. (2016). SIP-AP: Web-based assessment of social information processing in children and adolescents. Paper presented at the 2016 Society for Research in Child Development Technology and Media in Children’s Development Special Topics Meeting. Irvine, CA, October 2016.

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Scull, T. M. (2016). Integrating mindfulness education into the elementary school classroom. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA, April 2016.

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Upton, S., Alter, M., & Olson, H. (2016). Online mindfulness program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for healthy coping and decision-making skills. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD, March 2016.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., & Parker, A. E. (2016). Social information processing, aggression, and executive functioning in adolescent boys. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD, March 2016.

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Willoughby, M. T. (2015). Mindfulness education and self-regulation in middle school. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC, May 2015.

Parker, A. E. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2015). Mindfulness education in elementary and middle school classrooms. Invited presentation at the Research Summit of the Yoga in Schools Symposium, Stockbridge, MA, February 2015.

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Upton, S. (2014). Mindfulness training and substance abuse prevention for youth. Workshop presented at the Annual National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference, Hartford, CT., September 2014.

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Carmichael Olson, H., Grant, T., (2014). Online mindfulness training for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Oral presentation at the 6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD, Vancouver, BC, April 2014.

Droutman, V., Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Read, S. J. (2013). A pilot study of a mindfulness education program: The Moment Program. Poster presented at the Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth, San Diego, CA, February 2013.

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Mathis, E. T., Scull, T. M., & Sims, C. (2012). Preliminary investigation of a mindfulness education, substance abuse prevention program for elementary school children. Poster presented at the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, Denver, CO, April 2012.

Parker, A. E. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2012) Mindfulness in education: Tools and strategies for the classroom. Mini-skills presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Philadelphia, PA, February 2012.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Parker, A., E., & Stelter, R. S. (2012). Social information processing assessment of aggressive children and adolescents. Mini-skills session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA, February 2012.

Parker, A. E. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2011). School-based mindfulness training improves early adolescents’ self-regulatory abilities. In C. L. O’Donnell & A. Sussman (Chairs), Focusing in School: Techniques to Support Regulation of Attention and Behavior in Young Children. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC, May 2011.

Parker, A. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B., & Pawlak, A. (2010). The Moment Program: Mindfulness-based, middle school academic achievement program. Poster presented at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Garrison, NY, June 2010.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Parker, A. E., & Mathis, E. T. (2010). Master Mind:  Mindfulness program for substance abuse prevention for elementary school students. Poster presented at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Garrison, NY, June 2010.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. S., Parker, A. E., Parker, K. M., & Dodge, K. A. (2009). Elementary school age boys’ social information processing cognitions in ambiguous situations. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. S., Parker, A. E., & Parker, K. M. (2009). Cognitions associated with making the decision to use alcohol for the first time and future patterns of use. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Parker, A. E., Barrett, T., Parker, J. G., Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., & Parker, K. M. (2008). Adolescent characteristics and parental protective behaviors surrounding alcohol use in high and low risk environments. Poster presentation presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Parker, A. E., Thompson, J. A., & Halberstadt, A. G. (2007). Parents’ beliefs and children’s coping with peers and siblings. In J. A. Thompson & T. G. Power (Chairs), Parents’ and children’s coping: A multicontextual approach. Paper symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Parker, A. E., & Halberstadt, A. G. (2007). Parents’ emotion-related beliefs and reactions predict children’s emotion knowledge with peers. In T. Chiang (Chair), Parental socialization of emotion and regulation of children’s emotions. Paper symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Halberstadt, A. G., Beale, K. S., Parker, A. E., Stelter, R. S., & Bryant, A. (2006). Parents’ beliefs about children’s emotions. In A. G. Halberstadt & J. C. Dunsmore (Chairs), Parental Socialization of Emotion. Paper symposium presented at the meeting for the International Society for Research on Emotions, Atlanta, GA.

Parker, A. E., Thompson, J. A., & Halberstadt, A. G. (2006). Parental socialization of positive emotions and children’s coping with everyday peer stressors. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Stroud, M. K., Parker, A. E., & Thompson, J. A. (2006). Display rule use in middle childhood. Paper presented at the Carolinas Psychology Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Duff, A., Halberstadt, A.G., Townley, G. E., Beale, K. S., & Thompson, J. A., (2005). “Emotions are part of who we are”: Cross-cultural parental beliefs about children’s emotions. In J. C. Dunsmore (Chair), Multicultural Examination of Parents’ Beliefs about Children: Methods, Meanings, and Mechanisms. Paper symposium at the meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Halberstadt, A. G., Duff, A., Dunsmore, J. C., Beale, K.S., & Cox, M. (2005) Parents’ beliefs about emotions predict parents’ and children’s interpretations of conflicts. Poster session presented at the meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Beale, K. S., Halberstadt, A. G., Duff, A. (2005). Three sides of the same coin: Differing experiences of anger in familial relationships as reported by mothers, fathers and adolescents. Poster session presented at the meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Perez-Rivera, M. B., Duff, A., Stelter, R., & Halberstadt, A.G. (2005). What makes parents smile? A window into their hearts. Paper presentation at the Carolinas Psychology Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Duff, A., Beale, K.S., Thompson, J.A., & Halberstadt, A. G. (2004). Parents’ beliefs about emotion: A qualitative analysis. Poster session presented at the Conference for Human Development, Washington, DC.

Beale, K.S., Duff, A., Thompson, J.A., & Halberstadt, A. G. (2004). The experience of anger in familial relationships. Poster session presented at the Conference for Human Development, Washington, DC.

Thompson, J.A., Halberstadt, A. G., Beale, K.S., & Duff, A. (2004). Children’s jealousy and associations with their implicit beliefs about personality. Poster session presented at the Conference for Human Development, Washington, DC.

Townley, G. T., & Duff, A. (2004). The role of parents as socializers of emotion-related behaviors: A qualitative analysis. Presentation at the Carolinas Psychology Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Duff, A. & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2003) Mother-child collaborative problem solving in mid-childhood. Poster session presented at the meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa Bay, FL.

Campbell, K., Busseri, M., Duff, A., Loiselle, L., Pancer, M., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2003). Value-based predictors of youth engagement. Poster session presented at the meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa Bay, FL.

Belbin, W., Duff, A., Rose-Krasnor, L., Rubin, K. H., Booth, C. L., & Burgess, K. (2002). Friendship quality and social problem solving in middle childhood. Poster session presented at the meeting for the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Ottawa, ON.

Duff, A., Hakim-Larson, J., Lee, C., & Voelker, S. (2001). Self-expressiveness and parenting emotion styles in parents of preschoolers. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Goodwin, J., Lee, C., Hakim-Larson, J., Duff, A., & Wild, N. (2001). Psychometric properties of the revised parental meta-emotion questionnaire. Poster session presented at meeting Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

SPONSORED PROJECTS

Federal Grants and Contracts

Current

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Well-Child Screening and Referral to Prevent Alcohol Use Before High School. R43AA028752. (PI: Janis Kupersmidt; Co-I: Alison Parker). 9/15/2020 – 8/31/2021. The purpose is to create and test the feasibility of using a Safer Adolescence Screening App (SASA) during well-child check-ups at pediatricians’ offices for completion by both parents and their 9- to 13-year-old children. 

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation. Online Mindfulness Training for Adolescents with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. 90BISB0016-01-00 (PI: Alison Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 9/1/2020 – 8/30/2022. The purpose is to continue the development of and evaluate the effectiveness of an online mindfulness training program for adolescents with 22q11DS.

National Institute of Nursing Research. Web-based Resource for Children and Adolescents about Clinical Research. R44NR019565 (Co-PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-PI: Tracy Scull). 3/20/2020 – 8/1/2020. The purpose is to develop and evaluate a web-based resource to educate adolescents about participating in pediatric clinical trials. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pediatric Mobile Screening App. R43DD001219 (PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 10/1/2018 – 9/30/2021. The purpose is to develop a mobile application that can be used by parents in pediatric waiting rooms and assist pediatricians with the screening of youth at risk for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

Completed

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation. Online mindfulness intervention for adolescents with 22q11DS. 90BISA0016-01-00 (PI: Alison E. Parker, Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 9/30/18 – 3/31/19. The purpose is to develop an online mindfulness training program for adolescents with 22q11DS.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Web-based application to promote workplace health through behavioral design. Contract number. 75D30118P03061. (Co-PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-PI: Allison Schmidt). 9/13/2018 – 9/1/2019. The purpose is to determine the technical feasibility of a web-based application to promote employee health and wellness in small businesses.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Web-based resource for youth about clinical research. Contract No. HHSN268201700010C (Co-PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-PI: Tracy Scull). 11/16/2016 – 11/15/2018. The purpose of this project is to complete the development of and evaluate a web-based resource for children with a chronic disease or illness to support their decision-making about participating in clinical trials.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Elementary school mindfulness-based substance use prevention program. 2R44AA021342 (PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 9/10/2014 – 9/9/2018. The purpose of this project is to complete the development of and evaluate the efficacy of the Master Mind program, a mindfulness education, substance abuse prevent program for elementary school children.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Mindfulness-based coping program for adolescents. R43HD068093 (PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2017. The purpose of this project is to develop a prototype of and examine the feasibility of a mindfulness education program for high school students.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Contract No.  HHSN275201300008C (PI: Alison E. Parker, Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2015. The purpose of this project is to complete the development of and evaluate the efficacy of an online mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Web-based resource for youth about clinical research. Contract No. HHNS268201400051C (Co-PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-PI: Tracy Scull). 9/1/2014 – 8/30/2015. The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based resource for children with a chronic disease or illness to support their decision-making about participating in clinical trials.

Institute of Education Sciences. Mindfulness-based academic achievement program for middle school students. R305A090175 (PI: Alison E. Parker, Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 3/1/2009 – 2/28/2013. The purpose of the grant is to develop a mindfulness education program for early adolescents in middle school.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Web-based mentor training program. R44HD057674 (PI: Janis Kupersmidt, Co-I: Alison E. Parker). 8/1/2010 – 7/31/2013. The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based training program for mentors of young children and conduct a short-term randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Contract No. HHSN275201100019C (PI: Alison E. Parker, Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 9/30/2011 – 3/30/2012. The purpose of this project is to develop a prototype of an online mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and examine the technical feasibility of the online program.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Web-based assessment of social information processing skills in adolescent boys. R43DA026650 (PI: Janis Kupersmidt, Co-I: Alison E. Parker). 4/1/2009 – 9/30/2011. The purpose of this project is to develop and conduct a feasibility study for a web-based computer application to assess social information processing skills in aggressive and non-aggressive adolescent boys.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Elementary school mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program. R43DA024508 (PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 1/15/2009 – 12/31/2010. The purpose of this project is to develop a mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for elementary school children.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Computerized assessment of emotion recognition skills. R43HD055705 (PI:  Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 4/10/2008 – 4/9/2010. The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based measure of emotion recognition skills for use with preschool-aged children.

Private

Eckerd Connects. Eckerd Success Wheel Phases 1-4. (Project Director: Alison E. Parker). (2016 – 2020). iRT developed the Eckerd Success Wheel (ESW) Assessment System, an innovative, web-based, assessment system in collaboration with ESW leadership, designed for evaluating change in five areas of success in youth ranging in age from birth to early adulthood. iRT also assessed the psychometric properties of measures in the ESW for middle and high school-aged youth.

Eckerd Connects. Healthy St. Petersburg. (Project Director: Alison E. Parker). (2018-2019).iRT worked with leaders at Eckerd Connects to assess the services needed for serving high-risk teens in Pinellas County, including developing a web-based survey, presentation to community partners, and final report.

North Carolina State University (Dr. Amy Halberstadt). Color of Emotion Assessment. (Project Director: Alison E. Parker). (2016 and 2019). iRT assissted with the development of an emotion assessment tool for assessing emotions in children’s faces. This included recruiting and filming children expressing various emotions on their faces, coding the emotion expressions, and editing the videos for inclusion in the assessment tool.

The Walking Classroom. Evaluation of The Walking Classroom (TWC) Program. (Project Director: Alison E. Parker). (2013). iRT conducted an empirical evaluation of TWC program in 5th grade classrooms.

National Urban League. Program Ready: Mentor program. (Research Scientist: Alison E. Parker). (2013). iRT created a Program Guide for the Project Ready: Mentor program to guide program development and practices to integrate mentoring into the Project Ready program. 

Oak Foundation. Mentoring Projects Cross-Site Evaluation. (Research Scientist: Alison E. Parker). (2011-2012). iRT developed a set of recommendations for the Oak Foundation regarding the effectiveness of mentoring for children with learning disabilities and learning differences, and examined the alignment of their funded programs with the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM) benchmark practices.

North Carolina Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. Managing Access to Juvenile Offenders Resources and Services (MAJORS) (Project Director: Alison E. Parker) (2006-2008). iRT provided training, technical assistance, and evaluation services to sites implementing the NC MAJORS. iRT created audio computer-assisted self-interviewing assessments to screen and assess substance abuse and mental health problems in substance-abusing, adjudicated adolescents.

HONORS & AWARDS

Honors

2012                                 Selected to participate in SAMSHA’s Cohort 9 Service to Science Initiative

2005 – 2006                   Oliver Cook Dissertation Fellowship, NC State University

2004                                Department of Psychology Outstanding Teaching Assistant, NC State University

2002 – 2006                   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Dissertation Fellowship

2002                                Ralph Morris Award (commitment to university and community), Brock University

2001                                Wendy Murphy Memorial Award (collegiality and academic excellence), Brock University

2000 – 2002                  Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Brock University

2000                               Board of Governors Medal, University of Windsor

Ad Hoc Reviewer

2015 – present              Conference Reviewer: Society for Research on Adolescence

2011 – present               Grant Reviewer: NIH; NSF

2006 – present:             Journals: Mindfulness; Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology; Early Childhood Research Quarterly; Social Development; Infant and Child Development; Journal of Child and Family Studies

Professional Memberships

2012 – 2016                  Member of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Collaborative of North Carolina: Co-Chair of Intervention Committee

2007                               Graduate of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

2008                               Graduate of Mindful Parenting Course

2006 – present             Member: Society for Research on Adolescence