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The Puckett Cabin

The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute is a not-for-profit organization engaging in activities that enhance and promote healthy child, parent and family functioning. Our goal is to foster adoption of evidence-based practices that build on the capacities and strengths of children, parents and families, communities, and public and private organizations. This is accomplished using different approaches and strategies that draw from a wealth of knowledge and experiences for improving efforts directed at supporting and strengthening family functioning.

Our research-to-practice activities emphasize positive aspects of behavior that support and strengthen child, parent, and family development.

The Puckett Institute is dedicated to the advancement of policies and practices that are respectful and sensitive to cultural, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.

Recently Published:

Predictors of the social validity judgements of early childhood intervention performance checklists and practice guides. Dunst, C. J. & Hamby, D.W. January 2017

Efficacy trial of contrasting approaches to the response-contingent learning of young children with significant developmental delays and multiple disabilities. Raab, M., Dunst, C. J. & Hamby, D.W. June 2017

Interest-based everyday child language learning. Dunst, C. J., Raab, M., & Hamby, D.W. July 2016

Review of single participant studies investigating the relationship between the interests and social-communication behavior of young child with autism spectrum disorder. Dunst, C. J. & Hamby, D.W. June 2016

Effects of cumulative family risk factors on american students' academic performance. Dunst, C. J. & Hamby, D.W. February 2016.

A case study approach to secondary reanalysis of a quantitative research synthesis of adult learning practices studies. Dunst, C. J. & Hamby, D.W. October 2015.

Professional-family help giving relationships in family support programs. Dunst, C. J.,  October 2015.

Metasynthesis of in-service professional development research: Features associated with positive educator and student outcomes. Dunst, C. J., Bruder, M. B., & Hamby, D. W.  June 2015.