News & Updates

SDRG News and Updates

January 13, 2022

Kevin Haggerty Retires from SDRG

With gratitude, pride, and a tinge of sadness, the Social Development Research Group announces the retirement of Kevin Haggerty, PhD, effective January 1 of this year. In the words of SDRG’s co-founder, J. David Hawkins, PhD: From the beginning, Kevin Haggerty has been a leader in the development, implementation, and testing of promotive and preventive interventions…

January 8, 2022

Washington State Prevention Community Takes Steps to Inform Policy Makers with a Series of Research Briefs

The University of Washington Social Development Research Group recently participated in a cooperative effort between members of the Washington State Prevention Research Sub-Committee, Washington State University’s IMPACT Research Lab, and the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to develop a series of three research briefs. Drs. Kevin Haggerty and Brittany Cooper led the collaborative effort. The…

December 3, 2021

Guiding Good Choices parenting program now available

Guiding Good Choices® (GGC) is an internationally recognized prevention program that provides families information and tools that work to protect preteens and teens from risks they encounter as they become more independent. This is a family skills-training program designed for parents and their middle-school aged children in grades four through seven with the primary goal…

October 20, 2021

School of Social Work researchers, including SDRG’s Margaret Kuklinski, receive grant to develop national center to engage and empower foster youth.

Researchers at the School of Social Work are part of a new consortium that received a five-year, $20 million grant to help develop a national center to engage and empower foster youth ages 12 to 20. The goal is to give the youth an active role when decisions are made about their care, including reuniting…

September 30, 2021

New study on midlife adults receives $2.5 million grant

Researchers at the School of Social Work’s Social Development Research Group were recently awarded $2.5 million over five years to study the role of alcohol, social environments and preventive intervention in midlife adults aged 40 to 60. The new study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, is led by Rick Kosterman and Marina Epstein, both with…

August 31, 2021

Margaret Kuklinski appointed new director of Social Development Research Group

Margaret Kuklinski will be the new director of the School of Social Work’s Social Development Research Group (SDRG), replacing Endowed Professor for Prevention Kevin P. Haggerty. The new appointment will take place September 16, 2021. Kuklinski becomes the fourth SDRG director in its 42-year history and the first woman to hold that post. “We are thrilled that Margaret has accepted this…