All Kinds of News for February 08, 2017
PRN for Families offers a hearty congratulations to one of our Family Consultants, Jared Tonks, on earning his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Jared successfully defended his dissertation and was formally awarded his Doctor of Education degree from Idaho State University in January 2017. Jared had previously earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University and a Master of Counseling degree in School Counseling from Idaho State University.
Jared’s doctoral research explored the application of the Stages of Change (presented in the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM)), in identifying differences in binge-drinking perceptions and behaviors in college freshman, and whether their self-identified stage of change is a significant factor in identifying students who are prone to binge-drinking. The results of his research indicated that there were significant differences between the stages of change in relation to perceptions and behaviors, such as:
- the normalcy of binge-drinking,
- drinking to get drunk,
- academic performance and GPA,
- student retention, class attendance,
- black-outs/memory loss,
- regretful behaviors,
- stress management and
- perceptions of parental concern about drinking behavior.
We look forward to having Jared discuss his research during upcoming conferences and symposia!
Jared joined PRN for Families in June of 2016 as a Family Consultant, and he provides home-based assessments, case management, case consultation, clinical family coaching and outreach to our clients. We are proud and honored to have Jared as a member of our team! You can reach Dr. Tonks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About PRN for FamiliesPRN for Families is a home-based support program that serves families who have children or young adults who are struggling, or for whom an out-of-home placement may be necessary. Since 2003, PRN for Families has offered intensive at-home intervention, crisis support, transition and reunification services that empower and support families so that they may live together successfully and safely.