Upcoming event: Policy & Practice lecture series on best practices for adverse childhood experiences

julie miller-cribbsOn April 8, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) will host Dr. Julie Miller-Cribbs for her lecture, “Adverse Childhood Experiences: Responsive Practices in Service Delivery Across Multiple Domains” as part of its Policy & Practice lecture series. Dr. Miller-Cribbs (who’s previously done a guest post for the OK Policy Blog) will discuss practices in integrating approaches to research, training and service delivery for individuals with adverse childhood experiences. 

Dr. Miller-Cribbs is Professor and Interim Director of the University of Oklahoma’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, as well as a Research Associate in the School of Community Medicine. Previously, she worked as an emergency room social worker at a trauma facility in St. Louis, and with urban families and youth at social service agencies in Chicago and St. Louis. Dr. Miller-Gibbs’s research focuses on factors pertaining to vulnerability, strengths and functioning in the arenas of diversity, health and community life. She has presented her research at over 40 national and international conferences, and is the author of three books. 

This free public lecture will be Tuesday, April 8, from noon to 1pm at the Oklahoma History Center’s Chesapeake Room (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105). For more information, contact the OKDHS Office of Planning, Research and Statistics at 405-521-3552. View the complete lecture series lineup here.

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Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in January 2014. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern. A Kansas City native, Carly graduated from the University of Tulsa in December 2013 with a BA in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. She is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification Program, the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking program, and The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa. She previously served as board president for United Campus Ministry at the University of Tulsa. At OK Policy, Carly supervises policy staff and conducts research focusing on health care and the safety net.

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