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Laurie Powers speaks at children's mental health conference

Laurie Powers, Regional Research Institute faculty, presented "Effectiveness of the My Life Project: A Self-Determination Transition Intervention for Youth in Foster Care and Special Education" at the 23rd Annual Children's Mental Health Research & Policy Conference in Tampa, Fla., March 7-10.

Eileen Brennan presents at Disability Matters Conference

Eileen Brennan, Social Work faculty, gave the plenary presentation "Support for Employed Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities" at the Fourth Annual Disability Matters Conference in New York City, April 8.

Presentation: Regional Sustainability From the Earth as the Commons

WHAT: This slide show, by the Forum on Geonomics' Jeffrey Smith, looks at society’s spending for nature. This "rent" triggers the business cycle, yet could reward stewardship. Some places have shared it (Alaska's oil dividend), others replaced costly taxes. See a new view of Earth's worth.

WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 11 a.m. - 12: 50 p.m.

WHERE: Urban Center, Room 270, 506 S.W. Mill St., Portland, OR

COST: Free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Jeffery Smith,, 503-568-5889

Janet Walker and Laurie Powers co-author article in mental health journal

Janet Walker and Laurie Powers, Regional Research Institute faculty, co-authored "Development of a Scale to Measure the Empowerment of Youth Consumers of Mental Health Services" published in the March issue of the Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Vol. 18, No. 1.