Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT): A Brief School-Based Preventive Intervention Targeting Youth Problem Behaviors
J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D., ABPP. University of Washington
In this workshop, Dr. Eddy describes the rationale and development of "LIFT," which is a program designed to prevent conduct problems and aggressive behaviors. This program describes how parents and teachers can work together to prevent the development of more serious problem behavior in children. One hallmark feature of this program is the playground behavior game, which is designed to reduce negative behaviors and encourage positive behaviors from children during recess times at school. Dr. Eddy explains the parent-directed and child-directed school-based components through videos of example sessions and exercises.
J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D., Director of Research for Partners for Our Children (POC), is a licensed psychologist and research scientist. As part of the University of Washington's School of Social Work, POC works with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in a public-private partnership to discover and deploy innovative solutions to improve outcomes for children and families at risk for or involved with the child welfare system. Dr. Eddy specializes in conducting randomized controlled trials of family-based prevention and intervention programs. Prior to joining POC, he served for over two decades as a senior scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) in Eugene. He is an associate editor of the professional journal Prevention Science, and he co-edited the recently published book, Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners (Urban Institute Press).