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    Pam’s Reflection on 35 Years

    Pam’s Reflection on 35 Years

    This mini-series produced by Policy Research, titled Conversations on Leadership, explores the firm’s upcoming leadership transition. In May 2022, Senior Vice President Sarah Desmarais, PhD, will become the firm’s President; current President Pamela Clark Robbins will retire in December 2022. In three episodes, Conversations on Leadership explores the upcoming transition, the evolution of PRA over the past 35 years, and what the future holds for the two leaders and the organization.

    In “Episode 3: Pam’s Reflection on 35 Years,” Ms. Robbins walks through some of the highlights from 35 years at Policy Research. The conversation covers the early days of Policy Research when the firm had one research grant, and how the work and culture have evolved over time.

    Read the transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/COL-Ep3-508.pdf

    • 13 min
    The Future of PRA

    The Future of PRA

    A new podcast mini-series produced by Policy Research, titled Conversations on Leadership, explores the firm’s upcoming leadership transition. In May 2022, Senior Vice President Sarah Desmarais, PhD, will become the firm’s President; current President Pamela Clark Robbins will retire in December 2022. In three episodes, Conversations on Leadership explores the upcoming transition, the evolution of PRA over the past 35 years, and what the future holds for the two leaders and the organization.

    In “Episode 2: The Future of PRA,” Dr. Desmarais discusses her passion for research and evidence-based practices, how PRA’s research and technical assistance work will inform one another under her leadership, and her reflections on her first year on the job. In addition, Ms. Robbins shares her reflections on Dr. Desmarais's first year at PRA.

    Transcript available: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/COL-Ep2-508.pdf

    • 16 min
    The Transition

    The Transition

    The Conversations on Leadership series explores PRA’s 2022 leadership transition. In May 2022, Senior Vice President Sarah Desmarais, PhD, will become the firm’s President; current President Pamela Clark Robbins will retire in December 2022. Conversations on Leadership explores the transition, the evolution of PRA over the past 35 years, and what the future holds for themselves and the organization.

    In “Episode 1: The Leadership Transition,” Ms. Robbins discusses her initial search for a successor, the early conversations between her and Dr. Desmarais, and what we should expect over the coming months. Dr. Desmarais shares her history with PRA during her graduate work, how she felt about transitioning from academia to the private sector, and the transition plan that the two have worked hand-in-hand on developing.

    Transcript available: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/COL-Ep1.pdf

    • 22 min
    Engaging Families

    Engaging Families

    This series focuses on topics that can help schools and communities successfully design and implement school responder models. This episode, Engaging Families, is a continuation of our School Responder Model Podcast Series. This discussion will feature Jeff Vanderploeg and Jeana Bracey from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut as well as Susan Graham, an accomplished family engagement specialist.

    The series was produced by NCYOJ with support from the National Institute of Justice.

    The NCYOJ originally developed and maintained this podcast. The NCYOJ was operated by Policy Research, Inc. and operated from 2001 to 2022 and was formerly known as the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. The NCYOJ improved life opportunities for youth through systems and practice improvement initiatives.

    This podcast should be viewed as a reference. It has not been updated since its publication. A transcript of this podcast is available at: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NIJ_SRM_CHDI_EngagingFamilies-977140.pdf. This transcript has not been made 508 compliant. If you would like a 508 compliant version of this podcast’s transcript, please email communications@prainc.com.

    This podcast was first shared in 2021.

    • 44 min
    The "R" in SRM

    The "R" in SRM

    This series focuses on topics that can help schools and communities successfully design and implement school responder models. This discussion will feature Jeana Bracey and Jeff Vanderploeg from the Child Health and Development Institute in Connecticut, as well as two additional guests from Connecticut, Erika Treannie, with Bristol Public Schools, and Tiffany Hubrins, with Wheeler Clinic. The four will discuss the role of schools as responders in the school responder model, or the R in the SRM.

    The series was produced by NCYOJ with support from the National Institute of Justice.

    The NCYOJ originally developed and maintained this podcast. The NCYOJ was operated by Policy Research, Inc. and operated from 2001 to 2022 and was formerly known as the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. The NCYOJ improved life opportunities for youth through systems and practice improvement initiatives.

    This podcast should be viewed as a reference. It has not been updated since its publication. A transcript of this podcast is available at: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NIJ_SRM_CHDI_RinSRM-456309.pdf. This transcript has not been made 508 compliant. If you would like a 508 compliant version of this podcast’s transcript, please email communications@prainc.com.

    This podcast was first shared in 2021.

    • 41 min
    Law Enforcement Engagement

    Law Enforcement Engagement

    This series focuses on topics that can help schools and communities successfully design and implement school responder models. This episode titled “Law Enforcement Engagement” is a part of our School Responder Model Podcast Series. Today, we’ll be discussing positive relationships between school and law enforcement officials. We are joined by Dr. Jeff-Vanderploeg and Jeana Bracey from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, as well as Angela Powell-Medlock and Uteeya Whitaker from a high school in Michigan, implementing the School Responder Model.

    The series was produced by NCYOJ with support from the National Institute of Justice.

    The NCYOJ originally developed and maintained this podcast. The NCYOJ was operated by Policy Research, Inc. and operated from 2001 to 2022 and was formerly known as the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. The NCYOJ improved life opportunities for youth through systems and practice improvement initiatives.

    This podcast should be viewed as a reference. It has not been updated since its publication. A transcript of this podcast is available at: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NIJ_SRM_CHDI_LawEnforcement-841038.pdf. This transcript has not been made 508 compliant. If you would like a 508 compliant version of this podcast’s transcript, please email communications@prainc.com.

    This podcast was first shared in 2021.

    • 35 min

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