Research Symposium

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Jan 10, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Camp Newaygo

Categories


INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHY and SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN

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Overview:

Join TrueNorth Community Services and Camp Newaygo at our January Research Symposium when we present existing research on Children’s Health and Wellness, Childhood Resiliency /21st Century Skills, and College Readiness.  Camp Newaygo has partnered with Radford University on ground-breaking research initiatives for youth in West Michigan.  Explore findings from our research and gain insight into strategies for the Health and Success of Youth.


Confirmed Guest Speakers:

Dr. Anja Whittington Ed.D., Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism at Radford University. She has been a professor for 12 years and prior to that worked as a trip leader—leading adolescents on wilderness trips.  Her research focuses on girls’ experiences in the outdoors, the impact of program participation on girls’ lives and program development and evaluation.  She recently developed the Adolescent Girls’ Resilience Scale (AGRS) a tool to measure outcomes of girls’ experiences in non-academic settings, such as camps and wilderness programs.

Researching Resilience: How Camp Increases 21st Century Skills in Youth

Innovative Research in College Readiness and Educational Choices

Dr. David D. Wingard Ph.D., David Wingard Ph.D.  is the Director of Research and Strategic Development at TrueNorth Community Services. Dr. Wingard’s research includes the application of innovative methodology to strengthen the inference of causality in human service outcome measures and, the predicative modeling of the dose response relationship occurring in human service applications.  Dr. Wingard has 25 years of experience managing human service programs and is the Co-Director of Michigan’s Practice Based Research Network.

Social Determinants and Children’s Health

Dr. Ashley Anne DeHudy MD., Board certified primary care pediatrician at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is an experienced camp doctor and has held various leadership positions in summer camps. She has a master’s degree in Environmental Health from the Michigan School of Public Health. She obtained her medical degree and pediatric training at the University of Michigan. Her research is focused on health in the camp environment and her work has been presented at the National Integrative Medicine Conference, Pediatric Academic Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference.

Keeping Kids Healthy: A prescription for Summer Camp


The event will occur Tuesday Jan 10th at Camp Newaygo from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bagels and coffee and a catered lunch will be served.

Menu:
White Chicken Chili
Smoked Turkey, Havarti Cheese, Lettuce and Tomato with Garlic Mayo on a Ciabatta Bun.
Winter Shortcake – Warm apples and cherries served over a warm buttermilk biscuit with whip cream on top

There is no cost to attend however; we do request that you please confirm your intent to attend by registering.

If you have further questions, please connect with us. Thank you.

Jalisa Danhof: jalisa@campnewaygo.org

David D. Wingard: dwingard@truenorthservices.org


Research Symposium Agenda

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

8:30 to 9:00   Registration/Check In

8:30 to 9:15   Coffee & Bagels

9:15 Welcome: Dr. David D. Wingard Ph.D., Director of Research and Strategic Development TrueNorth Community Services, Co-director of Michigan Project Based Research Network

9:30 to 10:15   Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anja Whittington Ed.D., Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Radford University

Researching Resilience: How Camp Increases 21st Century Skills in Youth

10:15 to 10:30   Break

10:30 to 11:00   Dr. David D. Wingard Ph.D,

Social Determinants and Children’s Health

11:00 to 11:45 Dr. Ashley Anne DeHudy MD, Primary Care Pediatrician at the University of Michigan, master’s degree in Environmental Health from the Michigan School of Public Health

Keeping Kids Healthy: A prescription for Summer Camp

11:45 to 1:00   Lunch From Ridge Catering, and Camp Tour (12:30)

1:00 to 1:45 Dr. Anja Whittington Ed.D., Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Radford University

Innovative Research in College Readiness & Educational Choices

1:45 to 2:30   Panel: Innovative Solutions for Healthy and Successful Children

Featuring: Dr. Anja Whittington, Ashley Anne DeHudy MD, David D. Wingard Ph.D, & Jane Vitek MA: Executive Director at Camp Newaygo

2:30 to 3:00   Closing Remarks- Jane Vitek MA, Art Education, Central Michigan University, Camp Newaygo Executive Director