What is unique about the Center? Dr. Varjas and Meyers talk about the Center
Poster presentation wins award
Congratulations to Emily Srisarajivakul who won an award for a poster presentation. She was attending the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
Held in Washington, D.C., the convention is the world’s largest gathering of psychologists.
Srisarajivakul presented, “Multilevel confirmatory factor analysis of the Effective Behavioral Support Self-Assessment Survey.” Her poster was co-authored with Drs. Ken Rice, Joel Meyers and Kris Varjas.
Her presentation received the Student Poster Award in APA Division 16: School Psychology.
Sex trafficking prevention and research
Sex trafficking in Atlanta is a growing problem. In 2014, Atlanta ranked no.1 in the nation. Dr. Ann Kruger has been following this trend since 2005 after reading an FBI report. In the report, she noted the number and age of children involved. They were 12 to 13 years old and most of them were African-American girls.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution explores this phenomena in an article titled, “Life with Gracie: ‘I’m not for sale.'” In the article, Kruger and Dr. Joel Meyers discuss research and prevention programs.