|Child maltreatment prevention expert to deliver 2011 Waller Lecture|
|Monday, April 04, 2011|
Ron Prinz, Ph.D., director of the Parenting Family Research Center at the University of South Carolina, will give this year’s Patricia F. Waller Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 20.
The talk, “Embedding Child-Maltreatment Prevention in a Population Approach to Parenting and Family Support,” is at the Stone Center Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. A reception will follow the free public event.
The lecture will focus on rationales, challenges and research issues related to the prevention of child maltreatment and injuries, as well as other goals where parenting plays a key role, such as preventing social, emotional, behavioral and health problems in children.
Prinz’s research areas include parenting and family-based interventions, population and community-wide prevention strategies and the prevention of child maltreatment.
The Waller lecture is held annually in memory of Patricia F. Waller, Ph.D., a professor who founded the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and was a pioneer in injury control. She worked for nearly two decades as a researcher at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, where she developed the concept for graduated licensing, which became adopted nationwide.
The lecture is supported by private donations and is sponsored by the Injury Prevention Research Center, the Highway Safety Research Center and the College of Arts and Sciences’ psychology department.
For more information, visit http://www.iprc.unc.edu/pages/events/WallerLecture2011.pdf or call (919) 966-2251.
Injury Prevention Research Center contact: Elizabeth Knight, (919) 843-1472,