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Understanding Girls : Agenda

Time Topic Speaker
9:00am – 9:45am Are Girls Biologically Prepared to be Socialized?
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Dr. Dale Hay - Professor, School of Psychology at Cardiff University
  Physical health and relationship conflict among girls with behavior problems grown up
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Dr. Candice Odgers – Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Social Behaviour, University of California, Irvine
9:45am – 10:15am Commentary and moderated discussion moderated by:
Dr. Magda Stouthamer-Loeber - Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburg
10:15 – 10:45am Break  
10:45am – 11:30am Key Issues in the Development of Aggression in Girls from Middle Childhood to Early Adulthood Dr. Rolf Loeber – Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry, and Professor of Psychology, and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
  Weaving Webs of Strength and Resistance: Adolescent Aboriginal Girls Telling Their Stories Dr. Susan Dion – Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University
11:30am - 12:00pm Commentary and moderated discussion Moderated by:
Dr. Isabela Granic –Research Scientist, Community Health Systems Resource Group, Hospital for Sick Children & Associate Professor, University of Toronto
12:00 -1:00pm Lunch & Poster Presentations  
1:00pm – 1:45 pm Policy, practice and playgrounds: Evidence-based processes and strategies to prevent and manage bullying behaviour among girls
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Dr. Donna Cross – Professor of Child and Adolescent Health, Edith Cowan University & Director, Child Health Promotion Research Centre
  Matching the prevention of social aggression to critical developmental and contextual transitions in middle school Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater – Director, Centre for Youth and Society in the Department of Psychology, University of Victoria
1:45pm – 2:15pm Commentary and discussion Dr. Leena Augimeri – Director of Program Development and Centre for Children Committing Offences, Child Development Institute
2:15pm – 3:00pm The SNAP™ Girls Connection: The why, how, and outcomes of this gender-sensitive program for aggressive girls and their parents.
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Dr. Debra Pepler – Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology, York University, Member of the LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution & Senior Associate Scientist, Community Health Systems Resource Group, Hospital for Sick Children
  A Brief Relational Approach for Reducing Aggression in Adolescent Girls at High-Risk through Caregiver Training: Theoretical Model and Evidence
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Dr. Marlene Moretti – Professor, Psychology Department, Simon Fraser University
3:00pm – 3:30pm Commentary and moderated discussion Moderated by:
Dr. Wendy Craig – Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University
3:30pm – 4:00pm Break  
4:00pm – 4:30pm Film It’s a Teen’s World with Girls commentary  
4:30pm – 5:15pm Discussion Panel Moderated by:
Dr. Tina Daniels – Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Carleton University
5:15pm – 5:30pm Closing Remarks and Evaluation