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October 6, 2022

Dr. Karl Hill (Blueprints Board Member) gave a talk at the 2022 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Summit designed to help change social mindsets to build community readiness for substance use prevention.

As part of the summit, Dr. Hill gave a talk describing how to prepare communities for upstream prevention, and how evidence-based preventive interventions listed on the Blueprint registry can be embedded within a larger strategy for preventing substance use disorders, including opioid use disorders, later in life. Dr. Hill’s session was attended by 788 caregivers,… Read More

May 10, 2022

Dr. Pamela Buckley (Blueprints PI) and Dr. Velma McBride Murry (Blueprints Advisory Board member) gave a talk at the Prevention Science Methodology Group Virtual Grand Rounds as part of a series titled “Systemic Racism and Prevention Science: Enhancing Social Justice to Achieve Health Equity”.

The presentation was called Examining the Representation of Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in Preventive Intervention Research, and it provided information on a study in which the Blueprints team reviewed and evaluated the nature, size, and scope of extant research across an 11-year period involving representation of racial and ethnic minority groups in preventive intervention research,… Read More

May 2, 2022

Professor and Blueprints Advisory Board member Frances Gardner gave a talk at the University of Colorado Boulder titled “Parenting Interventions Globally: Are There Differential Effects Across Countries, Cultures and Social Groups?”

In this talk, Dr. Gardner spoke about her work analyzing intervention moderator effects using both individual participant data and aggregate level meta-analysis, including some large systematic reviews she is conducting for the World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline on parenting interventions to reduce maltreatment of children. These studies have implications for understanding the effects of interventions… Read More

November 30, 2021

Dr. Pamela Buckley (Blueprints Principal Investigator) gave a talk to the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network, which serves to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions.

Prevention registries such as Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development play an important role in informing practitioners, funders and policymakers about interventions that are likely to improve the lives of youths and their families. This webinar first presents an overview of Blueprints, followed by a demonstration on navigating the registry’s website and tailoring searches to locate effective… Read More

September 21, 2021

One-year follow-up findings: Implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic of interventions rated by Blueprints as Model/Model Plus and Promising

In August 2021, Blueprints released results of a one-year follow-up survey (administered between May and June 2021) that was initially conducted in May 2020 with contacts listed for the Blueprints certified programs on how evidence-based interventions had responded to, and begun to plan for, the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. Results show most programs have… Read More

May 18, 2021

Drs. Pamela Buckley and Karl Hill (Blueprints PI and Co-PI) gave a talk at the Prevention Science Methodology Group Virtual Grand Rounds on Addressing Health Equity and Social Justice within Prevention Registries

The webinar first presented an overview of the Blueprints registry, and then discussed concerns regarding adaptation/cultural relevance that registry staff and users encounter with increasing frequency. Next, an overview of a recently funded project was presented that begins to address these concerns within Blueprints. While lack of representation of youth of color in health-related research… Read More

February 1, 2021

Blueprints Director Dr. Pamela Buckley presented at the International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment virtual conference

Dr. Pamela Buckley (Director of Blueprints) participated in a panel at the 36th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment presented by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. The virtual conference was held January 23-29, 2021 and was designed to equip and support professionals in the… Read More

October 19, 2020

Professor and Blueprints Advisory Board member Larry Hedges of Northwestern University co-authored a working paper that addresses challenges to research, particularly randomized control trials, posed by Covid-19

Blueprints Advisory Board member Dr. Larry Hedges of Northwestern University, and his colleague Dr. Beth Tipton (also of Northwestern) have published a working paper titled “Addressing the Challenges to Educational Research Posed by Covid-19.” In this paper, Hedges and Tipton discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our society, including the conduct… Read More

October 19, 2020

Professor and Blueprints Advisory Board Member Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University elected into the National Academy of Medicine

Blueprints Advisory Board member Dr. Velma McBride Murry, Lois Autrey Betts Endowed Chair and university professor, departments of health policy and human and organizational development, Vanderbilt University, is one of 100 new members recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The NAM (formerly the Institute of Medicine) was established in 1970 as the health… Read More

October 7, 2020

Interview with Professor and Blueprints Advisory Board member Larry Hedges, Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018

It is difficult for policymakers to interpret and apply large numbers of studies, many of which appear to have contradictory conclusions. Blueprints Advisory Board member Larry Hedges was awarded the Yidan Prize (the world’s largest education prize) in 2018 for his statistical methods for meta-analysis that provide tools to sort through studies and understand program… Read More

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Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute of Behavioral Science
UCB 483, Boulder, CO 80309

Email: blueprints@colorado.edu

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