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An article by Mimi Chapman and doctoral candidate Caroline Evans was featured as a spotlight article by the American Psychological Association Journals Program. Their article in the APA journal, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, was selected by the journal editor as one of particular interest to readers. The Article Spotlight on “Bullied Youth: The Impact of Bullying Through Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Name Calling” was distributed to about 500 researchers who have published on a similar topic.

Gina Chowa, a winner of UNC’s 2015 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, will deliver her Hettleman Lecture on Tuesday, April 7 in Room 136 of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, in an event beginning at 2:30 p.m. Fellow winner Dr. Mark Holmes will present at 2:45 and Chowa will present at 4:00. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Cynthia Fraga Rizo, Rebecca Macy, Paul Lanier and doctoral student Jennifer O’Brien presented at the Innovations in Domestic and Sexual Violence Research and Practice Conference on March 5 in Greensboro, N.C. The title of their presentation was “Examining Parenting Quality and Dyad Interactions between Female CPS- and/or Court-Involved Partner Violence Survivors and their Young Children Using Observational Methods.”

An article by Melissa Lippold, lead author, was featured in a recent newsletter for the Society of Research on Adolescence. The article is entitled “Adolescents’ Daily Experiences with Parents and Stress: Physical Health Problems and Cortisol Levels.”

Rebecca Macy has joined the Strategic Advisory Board of an anti-human trafficking organization in New York City, called Restore NYC. Read more about Macy’s other work with Restore NYC.

Laurie Selz Campbell is once again working with Golden Corral’s Camp Corral, a summer camp for children of wounded or fallen military service members. Selz Campbell and MSW student Rhianna Rakip, who is interning with Camp Corral for her field placement, will plan and deliver training to about 20 camp directors for the 2015 camp. Read more about our School’s work with Camp Corral.

Mark Testa and Selena Childs attended the first Advisory Board meeting of the Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG), in Baltimore, Md., March 3-4, 2015. Testa serves as board chair and Childs as board manager. The goal of the QIC-AG is to work with 6-8 sites across the country to develop evidence-based models of support and intervention that can be replicated or adapted by other child welfare systems across the country to achieve long-term, stable permanency in adoptive and guardianship homes for waiting children as well as for children and families after adoption or guardianship has been finalized. The QIC-AG is funded through a five-year cooperative agreement with Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.

Lisa Zerden was invited to present March 24 on “Cross Agency Orientation on Integrated Healthcare,” sponsored by Alliance Behavioral HealthCare and a consortium of behavioral health providers in Durham. This half-day training is for local primary care physicians, medical directors and behavioral health professionals.

Upcoming AHEC presentations by faculty

March 30 – Dialogue on Dilemmas – Kim Strom-Gottfried
April 16 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Community Practice – Marty Weems

March 17 – Brain Development and the Effects of Maltreatment on Development – Jodi Flick
April 24 – HIV/AIDS in North Carolina – Lisa de Saxe Zerden
April 28 – Borderline Personality Disorder – Marilyn Ghezzi

April 2 – Working with Parents with MH Challenges – Lisa Lackmann
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New publications by faculty and doctoral students