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Use the Drugged Driving Essentials Training to Learn About and Prevent Drug-Impaired Driving

2023-12-20T20:27:32+00:00

December 20, 2023, Durham, NC – Many drivers are aware of the dangers of and steps to prevent alcohol-impaired driving due to having completed driver education courses and having been exposed to many public awareness campaigns designed to raise awareness about the risks of drunk driving. However, fewer drivers have received information about the risks of drug-impaired driving, and prevention professionals have reported significant gaps in drugged driving education. The lack of drugged driving training resources for general audiences may contribute to dangerous misconceptions about drugged driving and impact drivers’ decisions related to driving under the influence of drugs. Recent research [...]

Use the Drugged Driving Essentials Training to Learn About and Prevent Drug-Impaired Driving2023-12-20T20:27:32+00:00

Online Training to Help Prevention Professionals Plan Drugged Driving Intervention Strategies

2023-12-20T19:50:39+00:00

December 20, 2023, Durham, NC – Prevention professionals have vital responsibilities to plan and implement interventions to combat the risks of impaired driving and promote public health and safety. Many guides, toolkits, and resources exist to help prevention professionals plan and implement effective strategies to prevent drunk driving; however, prevention professionals are still in need of resources to guide their prevention efforts related to drug-impaired driving. A recent study with prevention professionals from across the U.S. working in areas of substance use prevention and highway safety found that prevention professionals don’t feel confident about  implementing interventions to prevent drugged driving in [...]

Online Training to Help Prevention Professionals Plan Drugged Driving Intervention Strategies2023-12-20T19:50:39+00:00

Plan My Ride Receives a LearnX Award for Best Accessibility

2023-12-20T18:43:38+00:00

December 20, 2023, Durham, NC – iRT is pleased to announce that it received the 2023 Diamond Award from LearnX® for Best Accessibility in the Best eLearning Design category for the Plan My Ride eLearning course. The annual, international LearnX® Awards program recognizes the most innovative projects and technology solutions of the year that drive and support learning and talent development. Projects that receive a LearnX® Award have been carefully assessed through a quality-driven process and are awarded for the value they bring to enterprises of various structures and sizes. The Plan My Ride course received a Diamond Award, the second [...]

Plan My Ride Receives a LearnX Award for Best Accessibility2023-12-20T18:43:38+00:00

iRT Researchers Present Findings from iRT’s Sexual Health and Media Literacy Education Research

2023-12-19T19:55:34+00:00

December 19, 2023, Durham, NC – iRT Research Scientists Drs. Christina Dodson and Reina Evans-Paulson presented at The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s (SSSS) conference last month in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss some of iRT’s research related to sexual health and media literacy education. Every year, SSSS hosts sexual health researchers and professionals interested in the sexual sciences to discuss recent research and issues related to sexuality and sexual health. Examining Resources to Address Sexual Health at Community Colleges At this year’s conference, Dr. Dodson gave an oral presentation entitled A Qualitative Study Examining Resources to Address Sexual [...]

iRT Researchers Present Findings from iRT’s Sexual Health and Media Literacy Education Research2023-12-19T19:55:34+00:00

iRT Researcher Contributes to the Development of a Guide for Youth Seeking Mentoring Relationships

2023-11-29T21:39:09+00:00

November 29, 2023, Durham, NC - iRT Research Scientist Dr. Rebecca Stelter joined a working group with other researchers from the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) Research Board to develop a youth-informed guide for young people seeking or entering a mentoring relationship. The guide is now freely available on the NMRC website. Impactful mentoring relationships involve informed participation from both mentors and mentees, as well as support from mentoring program staff and parents. Mentees must feel equally equipped for the mentoring relationship as their mentor, be informed about their role as a mentee, and learn appropriate expectations for the mentoring relationship [...]

iRT Researcher Contributes to the Development of a Guide for Youth Seeking Mentoring Relationships2023-11-29T21:39:09+00:00

A Guide to Finding Evidence-Based and Research-Informed Training Programs for Mentoring

2023-11-30T20:20:49+00:00

November 28, 2023, Durham, NC – Implementing high quality training is an integral step in the process of building and maintaining a successful mentoring program. Research has shown that mentor training programs that prepare mentors to establish a meaningful connection with their mentee may directly impact mentee outcomes, volunteer retention, and mentors’ feelings of satisfaction and self-efficacy as a mentor. Training mentees about what a mentoring relationship is, what they can expect from their match meetings, and how they can benefit from mentoring may ease their anxiety and uncertainty about entering a relationship with a mentor, and therefore yield more positive [...]

A Guide to Finding Evidence-Based and Research-Informed Training Programs for Mentoring2023-11-30T20:20:49+00:00

iRT Publishes Chapter in Media Literacy and Media Education Research Methods: A Handbook

2023-11-18T02:57:02+00:00

November 17, 2023, Durham, NC – In an increasingly digital world, youth and adults are consistently exposed to a barrage of media messages. Some media messages include false or misleading information that may have a powerful influence on the beliefs and behaviors of consumers, particularly youth and young adults. Media literacy education is a growing, promising approach to helping youth and young adults become more active, rather than passive, consumers of media, so they can protect themselves from the potentially harmful impacts of exposure to misleading media messages on their beliefs and behaviors. Many media literacy education-based programs, such as those [...]

iRT Publishes Chapter in Media Literacy and Media Education Research Methods: A Handbook2023-11-18T02:57:02+00:00

A Guide to Finding Evidence-Based Programs for Substance Use Prevention

2023-11-18T03:03:19+00:00

November 17, 2023, Durham, NC – Substance misuse can have many harmful effects on the health and daily lives of young people; however, decades of research has shown that substance use prevention programs may effectively reduce the risk for substance use in youth and young adults. Some prevention programs have been shown to increase youth or young adults’ skills, knowledge, support, and/or resources to make more healthy, informed decisions about alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use; reduce their intentions to use substances in the future; or positively impact their beliefs about substances and substance use norms. When selecting a substance use prevention [...]

A Guide to Finding Evidence-Based Programs for Substance Use Prevention2023-11-18T03:03:19+00:00

iRT to Present at The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Annual Conference

2023-11-15T14:36:53+00:00

October 31, 2023, Durham, NC – iRT Research Scientists Drs. Christina Dodson and Reina Evans-Paulson will present at the 2023 meeting of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s (SSSS) annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana this November. Each year, SSSS invites professionals who conduct sexual research, who are interested in issues relating to sexuality, or whose work relates to sexual science to gather for networking opportunities, workshops, symposia, and presentations to share recent findings in sexual research and discuss topics related to sexuality. Dodson and Evans-Paulson will attend this year’s conference, which will be held November 16-19, 2023, to [...]

iRT to Present at The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Annual Conference2023-11-15T14:36:53+00:00

iRT Releases New Asset-Based, Goal-Oriented Activity Guide for Youth Mentors

2023-11-17T14:48:15+00:00

October 25, 2023, Durham, NC – iRT is pleased to announce the release of Building Assets Together: A Guide for Youth Mentors. Before and throughout their mentoring relationships, mentors often ask staff at their mentoring program for ideas for activities to do with their mentee. Most staff have readily available lists, websites, or brochures of activities to provide to mentors to address this request; however, these resources may not provide clear guidance to mentors for planning activities that incorporate their match’s specific goals, align with their mentee’s strengths and interests, or directly contribute to positive outcomes for their mentee. Research [...]

iRT Releases New Asset-Based, Goal-Oriented Activity Guide for Youth Mentors2023-11-17T14:48:15+00:00
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