Barbara Hillaker

Product Design and Content Development Specialist

Barbara Hillaker is a research specialist  working on measurement development and adaptation for the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.  She has a PH.D. candidate in Human Development and Family Studies.  She has focused on the development of social competencies in children and early adolescents, parenting, and evidence-based programming.   She is first author of an article in Family Relations (2008) using Search Institute developmental asset data to examine the parental contributions to social competencies and positive values in middle school youth.  She is also contributing author to other articles published or submitted.