Webinar held February 20, 2013

Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the Workforce, was the second special bonus session in What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action – the NCWWI’s National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce.

This special session provides an in-depth overview of evidence-based practices (EBP) in child welfare. Presenters explain the definition of EBP and the impact of EBP on workforce development. Participants then hear about implementing EBP in child welfare, including the stages of organizational readiness, approaches to implementation, and factors that influence successful uptake. Presenters share information about the resources available through the California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, as well as a range of examples from jurisdictions that have effectively implemented EBP, discussing current trends, challenges and controversies, as well as lessons learned and tips for success.

Presenters include:

  • Charles Wilson, MSSW, Director of the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse and Senior Director and Sam and Rose Stein Endowed Chair in Child Protection, Chadwick Center for Children & Families, Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA.
  • Jennifer A. Rolls Reutz, MPH, Research Coordinator at the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) and California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC) at the Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA.
  • Greg E. Rose, Deputy Director, Children and Family Services Division, California Department of Social Services.
  • Virginia C. Strand, DSW, Professor and Co-Director, National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, and NCWWI Traineeships Peer Network Coordinator.


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