***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Applications of Social Network Analysis to the Prevention of Substance Use & Delinquency November 11, 2005, Pennsylvania State University This 1-day conference will focus on theories of peer influence processes, methods for identifying and modeling change in peer networks, and the application of these methods to substance use and delinquency prevention research. Speakers (see below) represent diverse theoretical, methodological and analytic traditions (e.g., developmental, clinical and social psychology; sociology, criminology and public health; social network analysis methodology). Conference presentations and discussions will aim to encourage integration across research traditions and to identify innovative strategies for applying social network analysis to substance use and delinquency prevention research. For more information and to register online, please visit the conference website at http://www.prevention.psu.edu/events/Gest_conference_2005.html Speakers: Chris Baerveldt (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) Susan Ennett (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Thomas Berndt (Purdue University) Dana Haynie (Ohio State University) Phil Costanzo (Duke University) James Moody (Ohio State University) Tom Dishion (University of Oregon) Tom Snijders (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) Organizer: Scott Gest, Penn State University Co-organizers: Wayne Osgood, Penn State; James Moody, Ohio State; Tom Dishion, U. Oregon; Patrick Malone, Duke U. Co-funders: National Institute of Drug Abuse, Penn State Children, Youth & Families Consortium Co-sponsors: PSU Prevention Research Center, PSU Methodology Center, PSU Prevention Methodology Training Grant **** Kelly Rulison Human Development & Family Studies Graduate Student The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802 Office: 814-865-8121 E-mail: [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.