iRT Receives Grant for Development of a Parent Training Program to Improve Tween Health

2022-11-30T19:51:29+00:00

November 30, 2022 Durham, NC – innovation Research & Training (iRT) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to develop and evaluate a self-paced, interactive online program designed to educate parents about tween development and help them have high-quality conversations with their tweens about puberty, body-image, relationships, sexuality, and media use. Preadolescence is an integral time in development for children to form lifelong beliefs about appearance, gender roles, relationships, and sex. Children are more susceptible to eating disorders, dating violence perpetration, aggressive behavior, and decreased self-confidence [...]

iRT Receives Grant for Development of a Parent Training Program to Improve Tween Health2022-11-30T19:51:29+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

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
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