Update: Downloadable presentations will be posted the week of September 18.
Last Held: Friday, September 8, 2017
Registration: 8:00am | Conference: 8:45am to 3:00pm
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ, 08540
The 2017 conference, Implementing Evidence-Supported Services for Children and Families, will focus on expanding professional knowledge and understanding of strategies for selecting, funding, supporting, and creating the conditions to effectively implement and sustain evidence-supported services for the purpose of achieving socially significant outcomes that meet the needs of children and families.
The conference will provide a forum for professionals to discuss and learn about what it takes to effectively implement and scale evidence-supported practices on the national, state and local level.
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We are excited to announce that the following esteemed speakers will be featured at this conference! Each panel member will discuss their work and its relevance to implementing evidence-supported services for children and families.
Allison Metz, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist, Director of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), and Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Allison specializes in the implementation, mainstreaming, and scaling of evidence to achieve social impact for children and families in a range of human service and education areas, with an emphasis on child welfare and early childhood service contexts. Allison's work focuses in several key areas including: the development of evidence-informed practice models; the use of effective implementation and scaling strategies to improve the application of evidence in service delivery systems; and the development of coaching, continuous quality improvement, and sustainability strategies.
Allison currently directs several national initiatives to build the capacity of major philanthropies and intermediary organizations to support jurisdictions in using evidence to improve outcomes for children and families. These initiatives include the Partnership to Build Implementation Capacity for Child Welfare with Casey Family Programs; the Healthy Places North Carolina Initiative with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust; and the Effective Implementation of Early Childhood Evidence-Based Home Visiting Statewide.
Allison serves on several national advisory boards and is an invited speaker and trainer internationally. She is Co-Chair for the Global Implementation Conference, a part of the Global Implementation Initiative. Allison is co-editor of the recently published volume Applying Implementation Science in Early Childhood Program and Systems.
Senior Program Officer,
William T. Grant Foundation
Kimberly DuMont is a Senior Program Officer at the William T. Grant Foundation, where she manages the Foundation's Distinguished Fellows and Use of Research Evidence grants programs. She also supports grantees in their work and leads efforts to better understand the use of research by policymakers and practitioners in child welfare. She is a key member of the Senior Program Team, which sets our research agenda and annual priorities.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2011, she worked as a research scientist with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, where she directed an evaluation of the Healthy Families New York intervention, a home visitation service for children at risk for abuse and neglect. In that capacity, she bridged research — in this case, a rigorous evaluation — with the needs of practitioners and policymakers working to improve the health and well-being of at-risk youth. Her research from this work and earlier studies investigated links between neighborhoods, families, community-based interventions, and youth development.
Esther Deblinger, PhD, co-director of the CARES Institute, is an internationally-recognized expert in trauma therapies for children, and has conducted extensive research with her colleagues in an effort to identify, design and evaluate effective therapies for children who have suffered abuse. This research, which began with a $25,000 grant from the Foundation of UMDNJ and to date has attracted over $5.8 million in federal research grants, resulted in the scientifically-supported Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Agenda (subject to change)
8:00am | Registration
8:45am | Welcoming Remarks
9:00am | Panel Discussion and Facilitated Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A
12:00pm | Buffet Luncheon
1:00pm | Workshop Sessions
Registration Fee: $40.00 per person
Meals: Morning coffee and buffet lunch will be provided.
Credits: This conference is approved for 5 CEUs in social work. Panel discussion will receive 3 non-clinical CEUS. Workshops will receive 2 non-clinical CEUs with the exception of Panelist Workshop 1 which will receive 2 clinical CEUs.
Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 5.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 5 CLEs
Descriptions for each session can be viewed by clicking on the workshop titles.
Please select one workshop when you register.
Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., Co-founder and Co-director, Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute
Elisabeth Pollio, Ph.D., Director of Mental Health Administration, Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute
This workshop will provide a brief overview of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children, adolescents and their non-offending parents. The presenters in collaboration with senior organization leaders will engage participants in a discussion of methods designed to enhance the successful implementation of this model in community organizations. The suitability of this highly effective evidence-based model for the population of children exposed to domestic violence will be highlighted.
Michael Doyle, New Jersey Department of Children and Families
Kimberly DuMont, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, William T. Grant Foundation
Kelly Sachter, LCSW, Director of Programs, Family Connections, Inc.
No evidence-based model. No Problem. This workshop will provide an overview of how DCF partnered with Family Connections, Inc. to co-create an innovative program model for supportive visitation services in three counties using an implementation science framework and principles from improvement science.
Allison Metz, Ph.D., Director, National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)
Leah Bartley, Ph.D., MSW, Implementation Specialist, National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)
The purpose of this workshop is to describe a process to develop a Blueprint for the Integration of Evidence-Based Practice Using Implementation Science; share key findings related to opportunities and supports needs at multiple levels within the system for successful integration efforts; and facilitate a guided activity and discussion to consider the application of recommendations identified in the Blueprint. Participants will be asked to identify what recommendations they see as most relevant and feasible to their work in child welfare, and how they might use the Blueprint to guide efforts to integrate implementation best practices into their daily work.
Julie Collins, MSW, LCSW VP, Practice Excellence, Child Welfare League of America
Nancy Gagliano, MSW, Assistant Director, Office of Strategic Development, NJ DCF
The CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare is a roadmap that provides the principles, standards, and strategies for achieving excellence in child welfare. It is intended to be a catalyst for change: to broaden the thinking of communities, individuals, and groups, including public and private organizations within and outside of the child welfare system, and to help them understand how their roles and responsibilities fit in the overall strategy to improve outcomes for children and youth. In this interactive session, participants will learn about the National Blueprint, the standards and strategies for achieving excellence in child welfare, and how the National Implementation Research Network's (NIRN) Active Implementation Framework is being applied as an organizing framework to implement the strategies and achieve the standards in the National Blueprint. During the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to practice the application of the NIRN Active Implementation Equation with the National Blueprint.
Bridget DeFiccio, LPC, Robin's Nest
Lisa Haya, LCSW, Robin's Nest
This workshop will help you acquire an understanding of the steps and stages of implementation of EBPs. Specific information highlighted will encompass assessing fit and feasibility, strategic frameworks for integration, funding needs and challenges, creating organizational supports and staff competency. You will walk away with an appreciation of the need for a cultural shift and an investment from leadership for sustained processes.
Phillip A. Peterson, FSA, KidSucceed, LLC
Gloria Aftanski, KidSucceed, LLC
Pay for Success (PFS) describes a type of social impact contractual arrangement that enables local, state and federal governments to scale up an early childhood program that has a proven record for improving desired outcomes and reducing government costs, at little or no financial risk to payers. United Way of Central Jersey is conducting a feasibility study for determining the viability of delivering two evidence-based and evidence-supported programs, Nurse Family Partnership and Parent Child Home Program in succession to the same cohort of children/families. Outcomes for child health, and readiness for kindergarten are being developed, and will be formalized within a PFS governing structure supported by government payers, private investors and selected service providers.
Laura Greenstone, M.S., LPC, ATR-BC, Assistant Coordinator, Amanda's Easel/PALS, 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.
Janet Lee, MSW, LCSW, Supervisor of Domestic Violence Counseling, 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.
Cindi Westendorf, LPC, ATR-BC, Program Coordinator, Amanda's Easel/PALS, 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.
This workshop is intended for the clinician and administrator interested in integrating or expanding the use of evidenced supported program offerings within the continuum of services provided in a Domestic Violence Agency. Strategies and challenges for selecting and creating conditions for implementation will be discussed, such as highlighting successful outcomes, accessing qualified supervision and cost of training within funding and regulatory parameters using public, private and state funding. The presentation will describe how the agency chose the evidenced supported programs they use to address the treatment of post-traumatic stress in clients to assist in their recovery from Domestic Violence. The selection of evidenced supported programs by informal assessment will be described. Challenges in implementation, use of fidelity measures and cost-effectiveness will also be addressed, including staffing requirements, continuing education and collaboration with community stakeholders such as the CAC, MDT, DCF, and other like-minded agencies servicing victims in the community.
Sylvia Rowlands, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Evidence Based Community Programs, New York Foundling
Michael Robbins, Ph.D., Clinical and Research Director, Functional Family Therapy (FFT), LLC
Lisa Shankweiler, LCSW, Implementation Support Center, New York Foundling
Agencies nationwide have struggled with effectively implementing due to systemic barriers, on-the-ground challenges, and organizational resistance to change. The Foundling's success at implementing EBPs over the last 14 years has given us a unique chance to demonstrate effective support in how to navigate difficulties on the way to making real differences in the behavioral health world of children and families. The New York Foundling formally established an Implementation Support Center which trains agency leaders in the methodology and practical implementation of Evidenced Based Practices in order to enhance system-wide results for the people that need them most. This workshop will provide a demonstration of the benefits of applying rigorous, structured Implementation Support for sustainable evidence based programs for children and families receiving social welfare/behavioral health services in a large urban system undergoing enormous reform.
Kelly Moore, Psy.D, Rutgers University's Children's Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery
Schenike Massie-Lambert, Ph.D, Rutgers University's Children's Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery
The future of evidence-supported practice must go beyond the "one-day training" model. In order to create a sustainable model for evidence-supported practice, providers must be intentional in the selection and implementation of a practice. Providers must also keep pace with a changing field that is placing more emphasis on creating integrative approaches to care. This workshop will review our center's experiences in launching a SAMHSA-funded program with an interdisciplinary approach to implementation and sustainability of a trauma-informed practice in New Jersey. At the end of this workshop, attendees should be able to: consider and take steps to assess clinical needs in their service area; explore opportunities for partnership to increase funding opportunities; and develop strategies to sustain implementation of evidence-supported practice
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state's first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities. Our vision is to ensure a better today and even a greater tomorrow for every individual we serve.
The purpose of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is to study and develop recommendations regarding the most effective means of improving the quality and scope of child protective and preventative services provided or supported by State government.