UW’s Kuklinski To Speak May 25 on Promoting Well-Being Across the Lifespan
How can we promote well-being in young people and prevent problems before they begin? It’s a crucial, timely question that has spurred study and discovery of risks to, and protective factors for, young people’s development. This work has led to tested, effective preventive interventions showing better outcomes that, in some cases, have lasted for decades and across generations.
Dr. Margaret Kuklinski, a prevention scientist, health economist and the endowed associate professor of prevention in social work at the University of Washington, will explore this topic in a virtual lecture, “Unleashing the Power of Prevention to Enhance Well-Being Across the Lifespan.”
The talk is on Thursday, May 25 from noon to 1:15 p.m. ET. It’s part of NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series (bit.ly/IMLS2023).
Kuklinski will describe the evolution of prevention science and share the latest findings from longitudinal intervention studies based on a strategy from UW’s Social Development Research Group, which she directs. She has also served as co-principal investigator of several studies on interventions for young people or their parents/caregivers to prevent problems in youth such as substance use, violence and antisocial behavior. Increasing the equitable reach and impact of effective health-promotion and prevention approaches will also be addressed.
Kuklinski holds a Ph.D. in clinical and community psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. NIH funders of her research include NCCIH, NIDA, ODP and OBSSR.
Registration (free) for the lecture is required.
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