Texas Tech University

Center for Adolescent Resiliency

Presentations

Conference Presentations

Velez-Gomez, P., Kostina-Ritchey, E., Dodd, S., & Little, T. (April, 2017). Examining the Validity of the Basic Needs Satisfaction in General Scale in Late Childhood and Early Adolescence. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX (April 6-8).

Manuscripts

Kostina-Ritchey, E., Velez-Gomez, P., & Dodd, S. L. (in press). Student assets and commitment to learning in an afterschool leadership development program: Looking beyond the myths. Middle Grades Research Journal, 11(2). DOI pending.

Conference Presentations

Velez-Gomez, P., Kostina-Ritchey, E., Dodd, S., & Little, T. (April, 2017). Examining the Validity of the Basic Needs Satisfaction in General Scale in Late Childhood and Early Adolescence. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX (April 6-8).

Tang, X., Kostina-Ritchey, E., Trammell, E. & Dodd, S. L. (2016, November) Resiliency factors in family communication: Pilot of child's perspectives. Poster presented to the annual conference of National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Long, J. D., Dodd, S. L., Kostina-Ritchey, E., Anyanwu, N., & O'Boyle, M. (2016, November). Self-perception and affective neural response to eating behavior during review of personalized food images. Poster presented at ObesityWeek, annual meeting of The Obesity Society, New Orleans, LA.

Long, J. D., & Dodd, S. L. (2016, September). Dietary risk and obesity: The role of image-assisted review of food intake on future food choices. Poster presented to the 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, D.C.

Kostina-Ritchey, E. & Dodd, S. (accepted) Dynamics of leadership: Who do youth identify as leaders, how do they relate to leaders and why? Paper submitted to the annual conference of International Leadership Association.

Long, J. D., Dodd, S. L., Boswell, C., Rogers, T., & Velez-Gomez, P. (2016, July). Exploring eating behavior in college students: Preliminary findings of the TFEQ R-18 and qualitative perceptions of cell-phone use for digital recording of diet. Paper presented to the Sigma Theta Tau International 27th International Nursing Research Congress; Cape Town, South Africa.

Sherman, K., Gonzales, G., Kostina-Ritchey, E., & Dodd, S. L. (2016, July). Evaluate, expand, replicate: An innovative, theory-based approach to experiential youth leadership programming. Educator workshop presented to the 2016 Annual Conference of the Association for Leadership Educators; Sacramento, CA.

Kostina-Ritchey, E., Velez-Gomez, P., & Dodd, S. L. (2016, July). Myth busters: Student assets, commitment to learning and self-selected leadership programming. Paper presented to American Educational Research Association; Washington, DC.

Follmer-Reece, H. & Dodd, S. (2016, April). T3: Intervention for healthy youth development in school. Paper presented to the National Health Outreach Conference, Roanoke, VA.

Velez-Gomez, P., Kostina-Ritchey, E., & Dodd, S. (2016, March-April). Challenges in validating the Basic Needs Satisfaction in General Scale with an early adolescent sample. Poster presented to the biennial meeting of Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MA.

Long, J. D., & Dodd, S. L. (2016, February). Frontiers in neuroimaging: Dietary risk and obesity. Paper presented to the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) 2016 Annual Conference; Williamsburg, VA.

Invited Presentations

Gonzales, G., Sherman, K., Adams, J., & Osunsan, O. (2016, January). Leadership: I aspire to share my true identity. Workshop presented at the annual youth SPARK outreach event sponsored by the Junior League of Lubbock, Lubbock, TX.

Conference Presentations

Trammell, E., Tang, X., Dodd, S. L., & Ritchey, E. R. (2015, November). Interaction of Emotional Reactivity, Weight Status and Ethnicity in Adolescence: Policy Discussions for Comprehensive Wellness Curriculum. Paper presented to American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting & Expo (Women's Caucus); Chicago, IL.

Dodd, S. L., Kostina-Ritchey, E., & Follmer-Reece, H. (2015, October). A tale of two problems: A case for strategic integration of formal and informal learning to improve STEM competence and health trajectories among adolescents. Paper presented to International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) International Conference for Academic Disciplines; Rome, Italy.

Follmer-Reece, H., Kostina-Ritchey, E. & Dodd, S. L. (2015, October). Trends in Leadership: How Youth Improve Communities and the Lives of Others. Paper presented to the International Leadership Association Conference; Barcelona, Spain.

Kostina-Ritchey, E. & Velez-Gomez, P. (2015, October.) United Future Leaders (UFL) pilot data on autonomy and transition to middle school: Empowerment, influence of student residential patterns and student reported time at home alone. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of Society for the Study of Human Development, Austin, TX.

Johnston, G. D., Onofre, A., & Walker, L. (2015, July). Making each day a success: Establishing a comprehensive wellness foundation. Workshop presented at the annual conference of Family and Consumer Science Teacher Association of Texas, Dallas, TX.

Walker, L. (2015, June). Comprehensive wellness: Reaching the whole child, every child. Roundtable presented at the annual conference of American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Jacksonville, FL.

Adams, J., Gonzales, G., Sherman, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2015, April). Overcoming fears associated with life's transitions: Adolescent change and development. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, San Marcos, TX.

Adams, J., Hemeng, N., Gonzales, G., Sherman, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2015, April). Parachute to working collaboratively while relinquishing the desire to work independently. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, San Marcos, TX.

Gonzales. G, Sherman, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2015, April). Everyday superhero: Civility and leadership in action through youth programming. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, San Marcos, TX.

Homer, K., Gonzales, G., Sherman, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2015, April). Comparative effectiveness research and youth development programs. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, San Marcos, TX.

Johnston, G. D. & Walker, M. L. (2015, March). Comprehensive wellness: Teaching every child, the whole child. Workshop presented at the annual state conference of American Association of Family and Consumer Science Texas Affiliate, San Antonio, TX.

Follmer-Reece, H., Kostina-Ritchey, E., Homer, K., & Dodd, S. (2015, March). Adolescence and leadership: A pilot study concerning program, family and religious activity roles. Paper presented at the annual conference of Texas Council on Family Relations, Abilene, TX.

Johnston, G. D. & Onofre, A. (2015, February). Wellness spotlights: Planting seeds of wellness. Workshop presented at the Professional Growth Conference of the Texas Counseling Association, Galveston, TX.

Invited Presentations

Gonzales, G. & Sherman, K. (2015, December). What type of leader are you? How leadership styles affect mother/daughter communication. Workshop presented at the American Association of University Women Mother-Daughter Educational Program, Lubbock, TX.

Gonzales, G. & Sherman, K. (2015, November). Communicating as a leader. Workshop presented at the Frenship ISD Gifted and Talented Leadership Summit, Lubbock, TX.

Gonzales, G. & Sherman, K. (2015, July). Building leadership teams. Staff development workshop presented with TTU College of Human Sciences Nutrition Lab Team, requested by Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Lubbock, TX.

Gonzales, G. & Sherman, K. (2015, March). Promoting creative leadership among key women educators. Program presented at the monthly meeting for the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Lubbock, TX.

Gonzales, G., Sherman, K., Adams, J., Hemeng, N., & Extol, D. (2014, December). Leadership, time management and goal-setting. Workshop presented at the annual youth SPARK outreach event sponsored by the Junior League of Lubbock, Lubbock, TX.

Conference Presentations

Dodd, S.L., Reece, H.F., & Kostina-Ritchey, E.R. (2014, November). Positive Youth Development and Self-Determination Theory: Integrating two theories to develop a comprehensive approach to healthy adolescent development. Paper presented to Theory Construction Methodologies Workshop, National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Dodd, S., Follmer-Reece, H., Kostina-Ritchey, E., & Thomas, K. (2014, October). Communication technology in youth leadership. Paper presented at the annual conference of International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA.

Follmer-Reece, H., Dodd, S. & Kostina-Ritchey, E. (2014, October). PYD and adolescent transitions: Supporting rural youth in economically challenged communities. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Positive Youth Development Special Topic Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic.

Dodd, S. L., Reece, H. F., & Kostina-Ritchey, E. R. (2014, October). Food Challenge: An Innovative Approach to Foster Food Competency among Youth. Paper presented to Food Studies Conference, Prato, Italy.

Johnston, G. D., Walker, L., & Dodd, S. L. (July, 2014). Self-Care: Where your wellness begins. Workshop presented at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference and Expo, St. Louis, MO.

Gonzales, G. & Sherman, K. (2014, June). Promoting creative leadership among professional women educators. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Texas State Organization, Lubbock, TX.

Johnston, G. D. & Walker, L. (2014, June). Schoolsite wellness: Wellness at the student's worksite. Workshop presented at the annual National Wellness Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Gonzales, G., Thomas, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2014, April). Service with a S.M.I.L.E.: A framework for implementing youth leadership and service. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, Navasota, TX.

Hughs, L., Gonzales, G., Thomas, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2014, April). Motivating volunteers in the nonprofit sector. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, Navasota, TX.

Klein, B., Gonzales, G., Thomas, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2014, April). Mission & purpose: Setting goals is important. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, Navasota, TX.

Dodd, S. L., Barela, H., Trammell, E., Kostina-Ritchey, E., Walker, M. L., Johnston, G., & Onofre, A. (2014, March). Emerging identity and body image among early adolescent girls: A pilot study. Poster presented at the annual conference of Society for Research on Identity Formation, Austin, TX.

Johnston, G. D. & Walker, L. (2014, March). Comprehensive wellness: Counseling techniques for youth in crisis. Workshop presented at the annual conference of New Mexico Counseling Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Invited Presentations

Gonzales, G. & Sherman, K. (2014, August). "Pitch Perfect" leaders: Leadership styles and group communication. Workshop presented at the monthly Mother/Daughter Meeting for the National Charity League, Lubbock, TX.

Gonzales, G., Sherman, K., & Waltz, M. (2014, June). Youth leadership and teamwork. Workshop presented at the Managed Care Summer Camp, Tahoka, TX.

Trammell, E. & Sherman, K. (2014, May). Staying fit and healthy. Workshop presented at the annual Crosby County Teen Summit sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Crosby County Youth Board, and Crosby County 4-H, Ralls, TX.

Walker, L., Johnston, G. D., & Gonzales, G. (2014, May). Family relationships. Workshop presented at the annual Crosby County Teen Summit sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Crosby County Youth Board, and Crosby County 4-H, Ralls, TX.

Walker, L., Gonzales, G., Johnston, G. D., Sherman, K., Trammell, E., Onofre, A., & Waltz, M. (2014, January). Teambuilding. Staff development workshop presented with the administration, faculty and staff at Joan Y. Ervin Elementary, Lubbock, TX.

Conference Presentations

Johnston, G. D. & Walker, L. (2013, November). Fighting obesity from the inside out. Roundtable presentation at the annual Southern Obesity Summit, Nashville, TN.

Johnston, G. & Onofre, A. (2013, November). Comprehensive wellness in counseling: Techniques to apply to an adolescent population. Workshop presented at the annual professional growth conference of Texas Counseling Association, San Antonio, TX.

Dodd, S. L., Gonzales, G., Johnston, G., Meixner, V., Thomas, K., & Walker, M. L. (2013, October). Comprehensive Wellness through Comprehensive Engagement: Spanning Boundaries for Transitioning Youth. Workshop presented to 14th Annual Engagement Scholarship Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Gonzales, G, Thomas, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, October). United Future Leaders: Implementing scholarly engagement strategies with adolescents. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Lubbock, TX.

Johnston, G. D., Walker, L., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, July). The Wellness Connection: The "Why" and "How." Workshop presented at the Family and Consumer Science Teacher Association of Texas Professional Development Conference, Dallas, TX.

Johnston, G. D., Thomas, K., Waltz, M, Follmer, H. E., Gonzales, G., Walker, L., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, June). Adolescents in transition: Strengthening readiness for new school environments. Presented at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference and Expo, Houston, TX.

Johnston, G. D., Walker, L., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, June). Integrating comprehensive wellness: Tools for healthy life choices. Presented at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference and Expo, Houston, TX.

Gonzales, G., Thomas, K., Waltz, M., Hughs, L., Klein, B., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, April). The Adolescent Lens: Perceptions of Safety through Simulation. Workshop presented to the Sequor Youth Development Initiative Annual Conference, Navasota, TX.

Gonzales, G., Thomas, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, April). Leadership is good. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, Navasota, TX.

Hughs, L., Gonzales, G., Thomas, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, April). Security guards: Establishing comprehensive safety throughout identity formation. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, Navasota, TX.

Johnston, G. D., Walker, L., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, April). The wellness connection: Giving youth skills to succeed. Workshop presented to the Sequor Youth Development Initiative Annual Conference, Navasota, TX.

Klein, B., Gonzales, G., Thomas, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, April). Sleep tight, live right: Proper rest for young leaders. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, Navasota, TX.

Waltz, M., Gonzales, G., Thomas, K., Dodd, S. L. (2013, April). Fueling young leaders with sensible, savory snacks. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, Navasota, TX.

Invited Presentations

Gonzales, G. & Sherman, K. (2013, December). Leadership is good: Impact of leadership styles. Workshop presented at the annual youth SPARK outreach event sponsored by the Junior League of Lubbock, Lubbock, TX.

Gonzales, G. & Thomas, K. (2013, November). Youth identity: Facilitation 101. Workshop presented at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Professional Development Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Johnston, G. D. & Walker, L. (2013, November). Overview of comprehensive wellness. Workshop presented at AgriLife Extension Professional Development Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Gonzales, G., Thomas, K., & Dodd, S. L. (2013, August). Leadership is good: Lessons for positive development among youth. Workshop presented at Texas Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, Amarillo, TX.

Gonzales, G., Johnston, G. D., & Sherman, K. (2013, June). Youth and parent teambuilding. Workshop presented at the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 4-H Roundup event, College Station, TX.

Gonzales, G. & Sherman, K. (2013, April). S.M.I.L.E. service-leadership framework. Workshop presented at the monthly meeting of the National Charity League, Lubbock, TX.

Walker, L., Gonzales, G., Johnston, G. D., Sherman, K. (2013, January). Teambuilding. Staff development workshop presented for the administration, faculty and staff of Jayne Ann Miller Elementary, Lubbock, TX.

Conference Presentations

Johnston, G. D. & Walker, L. (2012, October). The BodyMind Initiative: An innovative approach to reducing childhood obesity. Poster presentation at the annual Southern Obesity Summit, Charlotte, NC.

Walker, L. & Johnston, G. D. (2012, July). Comprehensive wellness: Fitting wellness into your classroom. Workshop presented at the Texas Annual Professional Development Conference of Family and Consumer Science Teacher Association of, Dallas, TX.

Burns, D., Gonzales, G., Onofre, B., & Dodd, S. L. (2012, April). Skew your senses into balanced nutrition. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative, Austin, TX.

Gonzales, G., Onofre, B., Young, W., Waltz, M., Burns, D., & Dodd, S. L. (2012, April). Does your attitude elevate your team's altitude? Sequor Youth Development Initiative Conference, Austin, TX.

Johnston, G.D., Walker, L., Dodd,S.L. (2012, April). The BodyMind Initiative: A wake up call to wellness. Workshop presented at the annual conference of Sequor Youth Development Initiative, Navasota, TX.

Invited Presentations

Gonzales, G., Walker, L., Johnston, G. D., Sherman, K., Onofre, B., Waltz, M., Onofre, A., & Trammell, E. (2012, September). Teambuilding. Workshop presented for the faculty sponsors and youth participants of the Bonham Junior High Choir, Odessa, TX.

Conference Presentations

Walker, L., Johnston, G. D., Tabor, M., & Harris, K. H. (2011, July). The BodyMind Initiative. Workshop presented at the annual National Wellness Conference, Steven's Point, WI.

Gonzales, G. & Onofre, B. (2011, June). "Cool"aboration: Together teens lead and succeed. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Community Youth Development Teen Summit, San Marcos, TX.

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