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2009-2010 Projects

  1. Content Analysis of Parenting Material.
  2. Program Evaluation of Child and Parenting Skills, an In-School Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens in Knox County.
  3. Program Evaluation of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee’s Statewide Parent Leadership Initiative.

C4P Publications

Stolz, H. E., Vargas, L., Clifford, L. M., Gaedt, H. A., & Garcia, C. F. (2009). Evaluating “Parent Project:” A multi-site inquiry. Family Science Review, 14(3), xx-xx.

Stolz, H. E., Brandon, D. J., & Wallace, H. S. (2009). The practices, populations, and programs of parent educators in Tennessee. Family Science Review, 14(2), 31-45.

Stolz, H. E. (2009). “I want to be a better parent:” Examining an applied approach to an undergraduate parent-child course. Family Science Review, 14(1), 81-92.



C4P National Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Henke, T. M., Stolz, H. E., Brandon, D. J., & Sams, J. (2010, February). Professional development for parenting educators: Identification, usage, and value. Paper submitted for presentation at the University of North Texas 18th Annual Conference on Parent Education, Denton, TX.

Henke, T. M., Stolz, H. E., Brandon, D. J., & Sams, J. (2009, November). Professional development for parenting educators: Identification, usage, and value. Paper accepted for presentation at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Wallace, H. S., Brandon, D. J., Stolz, H. E., & Rector, M. I. (2008, November). Research to application: Developing a university-based center for parenting. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Wallace, H. S., Stolz, H. E., & Brandon, D. J. (2008, February). From focus group research to application: The development of a university-based center for parenting. Paper presented at the University of North Texas 16th Annual Conference on Parent Education, Denton, TX.

Wallace, H. S., Stolz, H. E., Brandon, D. J., Hunter, S. B., & Marable, A. D. (2007, November). The state of parent education in Tennessee: A descriptive study. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Marable, A. D., Sedges, H., Hunter, S. B., Brandon, D. J., & Stolz, H. E. (2007, February). The state of parent education in Tennessee: A descriptive study. Paper presented at the University of North Texas 15th Annual Conference on Parent Education, Denton, TX.



C4P Local and Regional Presentations

Sams, J., Kindt-Smith, A. E., Brandon, D. J., & Stolz, H. E. (2009, April). The Center for Parenting: Research, services, and opportunities for student involvement. Guest Lecture in CFS 440.

Stolz, H. E., Rector, M., Deyss, C., Slabaugh, J., Tellet-Royce, N., & Sefick, A. (2009, March). “Looking here and there…”:  Where do you find high quality parenting education materials and resources? Invited presentation at the Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Brandon, D. J., Rector, M. I., & Stolz, H. E. (2009, March). Professional development for parenting educators: Identifying and accessing national resources. Paper presented at the South Central Regional Parenting Education Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

Brandon, D. J., Rector, M. I., & Stolz, H. E.  (2009, March). Professional development for parenting educators: Identifying and accessing national resources. Paper presented at the Southwest Regional Parenting Education Conference, Jackson, TN.

Stolz, H. E., Sams, J., Brandon, D. J., & Kindt-Smith, A. (2009, March). The Center for Parenting: Research findings, current services, and next steps. Paper presented at the South Central Regional Parenting Education Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

Stolz, H. E., Sams, J., Brandon, D. J., & Kindt-Smith, A. (2009, March). The Center for Parenting: Research findings, current services, and next steps. Paper presented at the Southwest Regional Parenting Education Conference, Jackson, TN.

Stolz, H. E., & Henke, T. M. (2008, October). Cooperation: A Win-Win Approach. Invited presentation to the Episcopal School of Knoxville Parents’ Association, Knoxville, TN.

Brandon, D. J., Stolz, H. E., & Wallace, H. S. (2008, September). What’s happening now? Assessment of parent education in a southern state. Poster presented at the Galaxy III Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Stolz, H. E., Brandon, D. J., & Wallace, H. S. (2008, April). Meeting the needs of Tennessee parent educators: The creation of the Center for Parenting. Paper presented at the Northeast Regional Parenting Education Conference, Johnson City, TN.

Rector, M. I., Stolz, H. E., & Brandon, D. B. (2008, February). Resources for future family professionals. Guest lecture in CFS 440: Family Life and Parent Education, Knoxville, TN.

Wallace, H. S., Brandon, D. J., & Stolz, H. E. (2008, February). From research to application: The development of the Center for Parenting. Guest lecture in CFS 440: Family Life and Parent Education, Knoxville, TN.

Stolz, H. E., & Henke, T. M.  (2008, March). Self-esteem as a prevention tool. Invited presentation to the Episcopal School of Knoxville Parents’ Association.

Brandon, D. J., Stolz, H. E., & Wallace, H. S. (2007, November). Meeting the needs of Tennessee parent educators: The creation of the Center for Parenting. Invited presentation at the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare, Knoxville, TN.

Stolz, H. E., Brandon, D. J., & Wallace, H. S. (2007, November). Meeting the needs of Tennessee parent educators: The creation of the Center for Parenting. Invited presentation at the Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference, Nashville, TN.

Brandon, D. J., Stolz, H. E., & Wallace, H. S. (2007, October). Meeting the needs of Tennessee parent educators: The creation of the Center for Parenting. Paper presented at the Southeast Regional Parenting Education Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

Rector, M. I., Stolz, H. E., & Brandon, D. B. (2007, October). Professional development for parent educators: National resources and perspectives. Invited presentation at the Southeast Regional Parent Education Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

Stolz, H. E., Brandon, D. J., & Sedges, H. (2007, June). Meeting the needs of Tennessee parent educators: The creation of the Center for Parenting. Invited presentation at the United Way of Greater Knoxville, Knoxville, TN.

Stolz, H. E., Brandon, D. J., & Sedges, H. (2007, April). Meeting the needs of Tennessee parent educators: The creation of the Center for Parenting. Invited presentation at the Child and Family Studies Community Placement Appreciation Luncheon, Knoxville, TN.

Sedges, H., Hunter, S. B., Marable, A. D., Stolz, H. E., & Brandon, D. J. (2007, March). Development of the Parent Educator Training and Education Scale (PETES). Poster presented at the CEHHS Graduate Student Colloquium, Knoxville, TN.

Brandon, D. J., & Stolz, H. E. (2006, May). Impacting the daily practice of parenting: The parent education project and the Center for Parenting. Invited presentation at the Child and Family Studies Community Placement Appreciation Luncheon, Knoxville, TN.

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