DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & THE SCIENCE OF THE POSITIVE
Day 5 - Friday, January 27, 2023 (Noon-1pm CST) - Our speakers will be Myra Parker, JD, MPH, PhD, and Jeff Linkenbach, EdD. Myra is the director of Seven Directions: A Center for Indigenous Public Health, and an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Parker’s research and clinical interests include: (1) cultural adaptation of alcohol and drug interventions among American Indians and Alaska Natives (with a particular focus on tribal college drinking harm reduction), (2) development and testing of parenting interventions to support early childhood development in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, (3) co-morbidity of substance use with depression, suicide, trauma, and PTSD, (4) research capacity development, including ethical aspects of research, for tribal and urban Indian communities; and, (5) dissemination and translation of evidence-based prevention and intervention approaches at the individual, institutional, and community level, including policy development. She has worked with tribal and urban Indian communities across the United States on these topics.
Dr. Jeff Linkenbach is the Founding Director and Chief Research Scientist at The Montana Institute. Dr. Linkenbach has developed national award-winning programs that change community norms. He is a co-investigator of the HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) study at the HOPE Center at Tufts School of Medicine and a past Fellow at the Mansfield Academy for Global Leadership at The University of Montana. In 1998, Jeff created the National Conference on The Social Norms Approach to Prevention, which has since transformed into the renowned Montana Summer Institute on Positive Community Norms. Jeff also founded the Center for Health & Safety Culture at the Western Transportation Institute, and is the developer of the Science of the Positive and Positive Community Norms frameworks, which have been utilized by tribal, federal, state and local organizations to achieve positive change and transformation around issues such as child maltreatment, substance abuse, suicide and traffic safety.
Join us at the 2023 Montana Winter Institute for an hour each day online, January 23rd-27th, to hear from a diverse group of leaders and scientific researchers on topics at the intersection of diversity, inclusion and prevention. Those who register will have access to recordings of the presentations at the conclusion of the event. Register at: www.montanainstitute.com/mwi
The Montana Institute exists to inspire AHAs about the positive in the world by creating conditions for liberating and cultivating AHA! experiences that transform communities, workplaces, and individuals through The Science of the Positive. In addition to our ongoing scientific inquiry around the health impacts of Positive Childhood Experiences, we provide training and technical assistance to communities implementing Positive Community Norms as a way to increase protective factors and reduce harm (such as ACEs, child abuse and neglect, youth substance use, and many other areas of concern).
Registration is also now open for our annual Montana Summer Institute in-person in Big Sky, MT or livestreaming from anywhere you are, June 20-23, 2023. More information and link to register can be found at: https://www.montanainstitute.com/msi