News & 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…

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…