Science GRO Staff Invited to Participate in CDC Meeting on Teen Dating Violence Research and Policy

Science GRO's Heather Kelly was invited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to participate in a small stakeholder summit on "Linking Evidence-Based Science to Policy Approaches for Teen Dating Violence Prevention" this week in Atlanta.
Science GRO's Heather Kelly, whose research background is in the area of adolescent sexual behavior and relationships, was invited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to participate in a small stakeholder summit on "Linking Evidence-Based Science to Policy Approaches for Teen Dating Violence Prevention" this week in Atlanta.  Kelly represented APA Science and joined a dozen researchers, service providers, policy experts and foundation funders for a three-day meeting to identify ways to better link research to policy approaches, development and evaluation processes.  Science GRO staff will continue to collaborate with government relations staff in APA's Public Interest and Education Directorates to ensure that upcoming legislation provides adequate funding for research, prevention and interventions related to teen dating violence as well as support in the areas of healthy relationship promotion and violence prevention more broadly defined.