Christina Groark - Presentations
Faculty

Kazakhstan State Department of Education. Early Intervention: Early Childhood Special Education. May 2017. Astana, Kazakhstan.
SRCD Symposium. Leveraging University-Community Collaborations: Statewide Project supporting Early Social-Emotional Development and Mental Health Systems. April 2017. Austin, Texas.
World Association for Infant Mental Health. Leveraging University-Community Collaborations for Policy and Practice Impact: Promoting Positive Infant Mental Health. May-June 2016. Prague, Czech Republic.
Re-Inventing Tomorrow's Schools: Innovations in Pennsylvania through Community-University Partnerships. Project LAUNCH. June 2016. State College, Pennsylvania.
Asyl Bala/International Assistance Group. Early Intervention: Early Childhood Special Education. February 2016. Astana, Kazakhstan.
Asyl Bala/International Assistance Group. Improving Care in Contexts Where Young Children Live, Learn, and Play. February 2016. Astana, Kazakhstan.
Asyl Bala/International Assistance Group. Issues in Creating a Child Welfare System for Vulnerable Children: Strategies for Change. February 2016. Astana, Kazakhstan.
Asyl Bala/International Assistance Group. Try Another Way: Rationale and Interventions for Typically Developing Children and Those with Significant Special Needs. February 2016. Astana, Kazakhstan.
International Society on Traumatic Stress Studies. Minimizing chronic neglect by improving caregiving for children in institutions on three continents. June 2015. Vilnius, Lithuania.
Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Global attempts to improve care for vulnerable children. March 19, 2015. Philadelphia, PA.
World Association of Infant Mental Health. Implications of results of post-institutionalized children on child welfare policies and practices in the USA. Edinburgh, UK.
World Association of Infant Mental Health. Improving orphanage care throughout China: Is it possible and is it wise? Edinburgh, UK.
World Association of Infant Mental Health. Issues in creating a modern child welfare system for vulnerable children. Edinburgh, UK.
World Association of Infant Mental Health. Post-institutionalized intervention children adopted to the USA. Edinburgh, UK.
World Association of Infant Mental Health. Post-institutionalized intervention children transferred to different types of domestic families. Edinburgh, UK.
World Association of Infant Mental Health. Research results at work in low-resource country caregiver systems. Edinburgh, UK.

Institutional care.

Sep 19, 2013

The American Association of Children’s Residential Centers. Institutional care. September 19, 2013. Pittsburgh, PA.

Issues in creating a child welfare system for vulnerable children in low-resource countries

Jul 2, 2013

International Society on Early Intervention. Issues in creating a child welfare system for vulnerable children in low-resource countries. July 2, 2013. St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Try another way: Rational and interventions for typically developing children and those with significant special needs in institutions in low-resource countries

Jul 2, 2013

International Society on Early Intervention. Try another way: Rational and interventions for typically developing children and those with significant special needs in institutions in low-resource countries. July 2, 2013. St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Preliminary Findings on Three Nicaraguan Protection Centers.

May 25, 2012 - May 26, 2012

Invited speaker. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios de la Salud Universidad Nacional Autonóm de Nicaragua

Try Another Way: Understanding and meeting the needs of children with significant disabilities

May 24, 2012

Invited speaker. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios de la Salud Universidad Nacional

Some common characteristics and outcomes of extreme environments for young children: Hypotheses and measurements.

Apr 20, 2012


Presentation at the 13th World Association for Infant Mental Health World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.


The Care of vulnerable children: Should it be changed? Why? How? To what benefit?

Mar 13, 2012

Invited speaker. Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.

The implementation of interventions: The forgotten crucial component of research.

Feb 14, 2012

Invited speaker. University of Pittsburgh, Applied Developmental Psychology Brown Bag Series Presentation.

Methodological challenges and issues in designing and implementing intervention research.

Jun 2011

Invited speaker, NICHD Summer Training Institute on Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development. Potomac, MD.

Training is not enough: Intervention and evaluation supplements.

Jun 2011

14th Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium, at Cornell University.

Improving care for orphaned children: Science, practice, policy (China).

May 18, 2011

All day workshop in Chongqing, China.

Caring for children with special needs workshop.

Apr 12, 2011


Presentation for Whole Child International staff, Managua, Nicaragua.


Caregiver-child interaction in extreme environments (their effect on children’s development and what can be done).

Mar 28, 2011
Keynote Address at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Council of Graduate Students in Education 17th Annual Student Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Caregiver-child interactions in extreme environments: The measurement and role in children’s development.

Feb 3, 2011
Invited workshop presented at the conference on Building Systems that Care for Birth to Five, Long Beach, CA.

Characteristics of institutions for young children in different countries (China, El Salvador, Nicaragua.

Oct 20, 2010
St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Psychology Conference - Children from social environment at risk: Research studies and intervention in biological and adoptive families. St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Changing Orphanages: Could We? Should We? How?

Jun 30, 2010
Presentation at the World Association for Infant Mental Health 12th World Congress, Leipzig, Germany.

Orphanage Deficiencies and Improvements

Jun 30, 2010
Presentation at the World Association for Infant Mental Health 12th World Congress, Leipzig, Germany.

Structural Changes in Institutional Settings in Chinese Orphanages

Mar 2010
Presentation at Half the Sky Symposium in Nanjing, China.

Building Collaborations between Program, Evaluation, and Policy for the Purpose of Creating Evidence-Based Programs in Communities

Jan 20, 2010
Presentation at the Institute for Children and Poverty Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Post-Institutional Children's Development

May 2009
Presented at International Interdisciplinary Conference in Leiden

Evidence-Based Practices

Apr 2009
Defining Evidence Roundtable Presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO

Non-Academic Careers

Apr 2009
SRCD Alternative Careers Coffee Hour held at SRCD Biennial Conference, Denver, CO

Transforming an Institution: The Role of Early Social-Emotional-Relationship Experience in Young Children's Development

Apr 2, 2008
Presentation at Duquesne University.

An Analysis and Strategic Approach to Monitoring the Status and Progress of Child Welfare Reform in 21 CEE/CIS Countries

Nov 2007
Presentation for USAID’s Bureau for Europe and Eurasia Office of Democracy, Governance and Social Transition
Christina Groark

Contact

University of Pittsburgh
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USA
412-383-2303
cgroark@pitt.edu