Daniel Perkins, Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy, Pennsylvania State University
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Time: 12-1:00 pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 554
A light lunch for attendees will be available
Daniel F. Perkins is a Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy at the Pennsylvania State University. He is principal scientist and founder of an applied research center, the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State (http://www.militaryfamilies.psu.edu/). Dr. Perkins has been designing and evaluating strengths-based family and youth development programs in 4-H and Cooperative Extension and leading complex projects for more than 20 years. Within the field of prevention science, in particular, Dr. Perkins examines Type II Translational research that is, examining the transitioning of evidence-based programs tested in tightly control environments to their large-scale expansion into real-world settings. He is currently investigating the utilization of technical assistance and the role of other contextual factors in contributing to long-term implementation quality and sustainability of evidence-based programs. Dr. Perkins is a co-principal investigator on The Veteran Metrics Initiative, which is a large-scale longitudinal study of transition veterans. Finally, Dr. Perkins was recently appointed to serve as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Well-Being of Military Families.