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  • Staff | Center for Research on Rural Families & Communities
    Vanderbilt University velma m murry vanderbilt edu Office Phone 615 343 4887 Curriculum Vitae Research Interests Significance of context in studies of African American families and youth Impact of racism on family functioning Impact of the external stressors and protective factors personality characteristics coping behaviors context social support on African American families Current Projects Computer Based HIV Prevention for Rural African American Youth National Institute of Mental Health NIMH 9 13 2007 5 31 13 Travis Burns B B A CRRFC Research Analyst II travis burns vanderbilt edu Office Phone 615 322 4355 Office Cell 731 298 9676 Education Training B B A Belmont University 2011 Graduate Research Assistants Magaela C Bethune M P A magaela c bethune vanderbilt edu Office Phone 615 322 2939 Vanderbilt University Community Research Action Community Staff West Tennessee Community Consultants Minnie L Bommer BPS MA Community Development Consultant Tipton County bommerm bellsouth net West TN Field Staff Lavonda Bond Jacquelyn Butler Beverly Chism Shirley Coney Sharhonda Crowder Fredia Evans Keith Hendrix Lachesha Hendrix Mary Jarrett Woods Cynthia Lacy Janes Sharon Perry Lucille Perry Dudley Janice Reed Sabrina Scott Jacqueline Shields Valerie Smith Jeanette Taylor Karetha Taylor Miller Nakeyla Vann Essie Walker Physical Address Vanderbilt

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  • Information for Families | Center for Research on Rural Families & Communities
    and staff at CRRFC have a particular interest in understanding how family school and the community promote health and positive development in all family members Up until now mental health needs among rural African Americans have received little attention from either clinicians and researchers For this reason we are committed to using the information that we gather in our studies to design and evaluate programs that enhance the well being of African American families What will happen in this research project We have developed a 6 week prevention curriculum for 7th graders based on our highly successful program the Strong African American Families SAAF The original SAAF is for 5th graders and was evaluated on a sample of 690 families in rural Georgia communities The program that will be offered to families in West Tennessee is called Pathways for African American Success PAAS a family based program for rural African American youth In this project we would randomly select like flipping a coin African American youth who are going to OR are currently in the 7th grade and invite them to participate Once enrolled they would be assigned either to receive our new intervention program in the 7th grade or to be a control family and receive written materials about health promotion We will interview families before 3 months after and 18 months after the intervention Each family is paid for their time and participation Will my infomation be protected and not shared with anyone else At the Center for Research on Rural Families and Communities we treat all family information with the utmost respect Our protocols are reviewed and approved by Vanderbilt University Institutional Review Board We are exceedingly careful to approach families with respect for their privacy and respect their decisions whether or not to participate in our

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  • Selected Publications | Center for Research on Rural Families & Communities
    4 Miller S R Brody G E Murry V M 2009 Mothers and fathers responsive problem solving with early adolescents Do gender shyness and social acceptance make a difference Journal of Child and Families Studies 10 10826 10837 Murry V M Berkel C Brody G H Miller S J Chen Y f 2009 Linking parental socialization to interpersonal protective processes academic self presentation and expectations among rural African American youth Journal of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 15 1 10 Berkel C Murry V M Brody G E in press Engaging rural African American fathers The results of a participatory process to increase cultural relevance of the Strong African American Families program American Journal of Community Psychology Brody G H Chen Y f Kogan S M Murry V M Brown A C in press Long term effects of the Strong African American Families program on youths alcohol use Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Murry V M Harrell A W Black A R Brody G H Chen Y f Cutrona C E in press Longitudinal pathways to relationship well being and health functioning among rural African American women Contributions of stress SES and perceived racial discrimination Journal of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology Simons R L Murry V M McLoyd V Lin K H Conger R D Brody G H in press Family factors community characteristics racial discrimination and childhood depression A multilevel analysis with an African American sample Journal of Marriage and Family Brody G H Chen Y f Kogan S M Murry V M Logan P Luo Z 2008 Linking perceived discrimination to longitudinal changes in African American mothers parenting practices Journal of Marriage and Family 70 319 331 Brody G H Kogan S M Murry V M Chen Y f Brown A C 2008 Psychological

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  • Contact | Center for Research on Rural Families & Communities
    leave a message using the contact form below Your name Your e mail address Subject Category Add to Project Waitlist Employment Questions General Questions Interested in Pilot Participation More Infomation About Programs Research Opportunities Website Feedback Message Physical Address Vanderbilt University Home Ec Bldg Suites 203 206 134 Magnolia Circle Nashville TN Phone 615 322 4355 Fax 615 322 8737 Mailing Address CRRFC Vanderbilt University 230 Appleton Place PMB 229

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  • Affiliates | Center for Research on Rural Families & Communities
    Systems Inc Monroe GA http www symbolene com home html Greaterwerks Marketing Athens GA http www greaterwerks net Waters of Joy Music Athens GA http www watersofjoy com Reid Long Productions Nashville TN http www reidlong com index php NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH National Institutes of Health NIH http www nih gov National Institute of Mental Health NIMH http www nimh nih gov Division of AIDS Research DAR http www

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  • PAAS | Center for Research on Rural Families & Communities
    means to empower adolescents with the skills they need to engage in positive decisions and start planning for their futures The PAAS curriculum a modified version of The Strong African American Families Program SAAF developed through an award to Murry R01 MH 63043 is the only technology driven family based preventive intervention designed to prevent rural African American youth from engaging in risky behaviors The SAAF and PAAS curricula are based on findings that Murry and colleagues have obtained from more than a decade of longitudinal research with rural African American youth and their families feedback from focus groups of rural African Americans and extant intervention research Educational Themes will include but are not limited to Acknowledging and dealing with changes in caregiver pre teen decison making processes as adolescents get older Identifying the pre teens passions and supporting their goals Family values and getting along at home Helping teens with peer pressure Caregiver s involvement in the pre teen s school experiences and helping pre teens stay in school What will participating families receive Information and support on how to deal with issues youth face during adolescence 150 payment 100 parent 50 youth for each interview Transportation to and from sessions Childcare for non participating children Meals provided for all group based sessions What will famiiles do Approximately 525 families in West TN are being asked to participate in this study Families will be randomly chosen to participate in 1 of 3 ways About 175 families will receive educational information in the mail at their homes once a week for six weeks in a row About 175 families will meet together in small groups about 10 families per group in a community settting once a week for six weeks in a row About 175 families will complete a computer

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  • Employment | Center for Research on Rural Families & Communities
    with experience in working with children and families Willingness to submit to a background check Available for training on procedures Educational Facilitators West TN POSITION CLOSED Part time position 15 hr Position Duration May 2010 July 2010 Number of positions 3 positions per county Tipton Fayette Lauderdale Counties TN Job Description Educational facilitators will be responsible for 6 weekly two hour sessions with families Educational facilitators will work in teams of three to carry out the group based intervention One facilitator will work primarily with the parents of 7th graders and two facilitators a male and a female will work with the 7th graders The parent facilitator needs to be mature and respectable as a parenting authority The youth facilitators should be young professionals who can and have some experience connecting with youth i e non judgmental flexible and comfortable with youth culture One of the three facilitators will be the lead facilitator and will be responsible for all paperwork and materials for that group All facilitators should be energetic animated enthusiastic and should have experience working in a group setting Facilitators will need to able work well with other team members be trained on the curriculum and be committed carrying out the curriculum as opposed to pushing their own opinions and agenda Adherence to the manualized curriculum is vital to the success of the program Facilitators will need to commit to preparation time before each session to ensure comfort with the curriculum and enough familiarity to present curriculum information and activities with clarity Persons hired for this position would need to be available on May 15th for an interview May 20 22 for training and be available to work two week nights and Saturday mornings for 6 consecutive weeks June 1 July 18 Technical Assistants West TN POSITION CLOSED

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  • Undergraduate Studies | American Studies | Vanderbilt University
    historical and literary study visual studies musicology film and media gender and sexuality economics religious studies philosophy sociology political science communication and African American studies It also encourages students to view the U S from international cross cultural and comparativist perspectives The program provides students with rigorous training in the methods of interdisciplinary work while also allowing them the flexibility to pursue their own intellectual interests and goals It also

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