Eui Kim of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has won the 2014 Center for School-Based Youth Development Award for Student Leadership in School-Based Research. Kim won the inaugural occasion of the prize for her work “Exploring the Relative Contributions of the Strength and Distress Components of Dual-Factor Complete Mental Health Screening.”
The Center for School-Based Youth Development Award for Student Leadership in School-Based Research is presented to a student who has demonstrated leadership in school-based research. The project must address the mission of the Center for School-Based Youth Development (CSBYD), which is to understand the role of school engagement as a protective force in children’s lives and that promotes academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being.
The CSBYD research award is funded by a donation from alum Sunny Crandell made to Drs. Mike Furlong and Jill Sharkey to support their research, leading them to create a $100 annual cash prize for deserving graduate students.
The Center for School-Based Youth Development is a community of researchers--Dr. Michael Furlong (Director), Dr. Erin Dowdy, Dr. Erika Felix, Dr. Karen Nylund-Gibson, Dr. Matt Quirk, and Dr. Jill Sharkey. The Center was formed in 2002 through the Gevirtz Funds for Excellence through the generosity of the Ambassador Don Gevirtz and his wife Marilyn Gevirtz. The core of the CSBYD is in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UCSB’s Gevirtz School.