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Preston A. Britner

Preston A. Britner

Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Preston A. Britner explores: attachment/care-giving relationships; application of developmental research to child welfare and primary prevention; family-focused, community-based prevention programs and diversion approaches; and promoting positive development and educational outcomes among youth in foster care (for example, through the UConn Rising Scholars Program). He serves on the Editorial Boards for Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice, the Journal of Behavioural Sciences, and the Journal of Child and Family Studies, and was Editor of the Journal of Primary Prevention. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, winner of the 2011 UConn AAUP “Service Excellence” award, and was the 2013-2016 Philip E. Austin Chair in the Social Sciences. Professor Britner's Ph.D. in developmental and community psychology is from the University of Virginia.

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