2224: National Conference on Stepfamilies, New Orleans. Sponsored by the Stepfamilies Association of America, the conference will address new interventions that work specifically with stepfamilies' unique problems and help children cope with stress. Contact: Debbie Conover, (617) 469-6789, ext. 10; firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.edupr.com/stepfam.html.
18: Society for Research in Child Development Peer Relations Preconference, Minneapolis. Researchers, postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students who have begun a program of research in peer relations are invited to attend this full-day conference. The registration deadline is March 1. Contact: Deborah Lowe Vandell, Department of Educational Psychology, Room 467, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: alsek.la.psu.edu/peers.
1820: National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas. Sponsored by the National Social Science Association, the meeting will include technology sessions, papers, workshops and discussions in all social science disciplines, with an emphasis on technology in the classroom. Contact: NSSA Las Vegas Meeting, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1018; (619) 448-4709; fax: (619) 448-4709; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: nssa.apsu.edu.
1921: Inaugural Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Vancouver, Canada. Contact: Derek Eaves, MD, c/o BC Institute Against Family Violence, Suite 551, 409 Granville St., Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2, Canada; (604) 669-7055 or toll-free (877) 775-7055; fax: (604) 669-7054; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.iafmhs.org.
2629: American College of Forensic Psychology 17th Annual Symposium, Toronto. The program offers 23 hours of continuing education credits. Contact: American College of Forensic Psychology, P.O. Box 5870, Balboa Island, CA 92662; (949) 673-7773; fax: (949) 673-7710; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.forensicpsychology.org.
29June 3: National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Summer Research Institute, Ithaca, N.Y. The weeklong institute is an intensive experience in secondary data analysis that combines colloquia with hands-on computing time. Twelve applicants will be selected. Application deadline: February 15. Contact: Andrés Arroyo, (607) 225-7799; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.ndacan.cornell.edu.
2224: Family Research Consortium III, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The institute, which accepts a limited number of junior and senior researchers, will cover "Public Policy, Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Child Development." The application deadline is March 23. Contact: Dee Frisque, Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts, Pennsylvania State University, 106 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802-6504; (814) 863-7106; fax: (814) 863-7109; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.hhdev.psu.edu/chdfrdc.
Learning in the Real World and the American Academy of Pediatrics seek proposals for yearlong grants that will fund research investigating possible connections between early and frequent computer use and children's gross and visual motor development. Deadline: Feb. 28. A maximum of $50,000 per year per grant is available to researchers affiliated with universities or institutions. Contact: William L. Rukeyser, coordinator, Learning in the Real World, (530) 661-9240; e-mail: RealWorld@aol.com, or Jennifer Stone, Manager, Health Education, American Academy of Pediatrics, (847) 434-7870; e-mail: email@example.com.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Behavioral Sciences and the Law is planning a special issue on "The Practice of Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry." Manuscripts are invited on any topic related to forensic practice, including training and certification, forensic assessment, expert testimony, legal and ethical issues, consultation, practice management, malingering and deception, and risk assessment. Send three manuscripts, with two copies prepared for blind review, no later than March 1 to Charles Patrick Ewing, JD, PhD, senior editor, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, State University of New York, Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, NY 14260.
Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), a federal program designed to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidly sustained due to severe illness or trauma, has created a Pediatric Emergency Care Resource Kit. The kit is available in CD-ROM format and was developed with close cooperation among government, national and professional organizations. The resource kit provides critical information about techniques and equipment to support and improve pediatric injury and illness prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Psychology practitioners working in medical settings may find the materials particularly useful. The entire kit is available free of charge at www.ems-c.org. For more information, contact Suzanne Sellman, communications director, EMSC National Resource Center, (202) 884-6843; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.