Practice & Policy Lecture Series
 
 
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org

The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Categories:
Aging
Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Economy
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Leadership
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions
Technology

 

Picture of Brenda Jones Harden Brenda Jones Harden, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Jones Harden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development, University of Maryland College Park. She has worked over thirty years in the early childhood policy, practice, and research arenas.  Her research examines the developmental and mental health needs of young children at environmental risk, and the risk and protective factors that influence their outcomes. A particular focus is preventing maladaptive outcomes in these populations through early childhood intervention programs, such as early care and education, home visitation services, and infant mental health interventions.

Dr. Jones Harden is the author of numerous research publications regarding vulnerable children and families, including empirical articles and review chapters on children in the child welfare system, children in early care and education programs, and prevention programs for young children and families. She is the author of the book Infants in the Child Welfare System: A developmental perspective on policy and practice, and is a co-author of the books Child Welfare and Child Well-Being and Beyond Common Sense: Child welfare, child well-being, and the evidence for policy reform.  She received the doctoral degree in developmental and clinical psychology from Yale University, and a master in social work degree from New York University.



Last Updated: June 18, 2015
 
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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