Presentations and Online Trainings on Implementation Issues

Below are several webinars that focus on overarching Implementation issues. For webinars on the implementation of specific EBPs, please visit the Implementation Examples section.

CEBC webinars

Using the CEBC Selection and Implementation Guide: How to Apply the Guide to Common Situations in Child Welfare - March 2015

The webinar was originally recorded on Thursday, March 5th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (PST). The webinar is 55 minutes long. Please click here to download a pdf version of the PowerPoint slides from this webinar. Please click here to start viewing and listening to the webinar. Click here for handouts for the webinar.

In this first presentation of a two part series, Cambria Rose Walsh, Jennifer Rolls-Reutz, and Rhonda Williams discussed the use of the Selection and Implementation Guide during the Exploration Phase. They examined an in-depth case example in order to illustrate how the Guide can be used in the selection of a new practice. The second webinar will be held in late Spring 2015 and will focus on Preparation, Implementation and Sustainability.

By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need for and importance of an Implementation Team
  • Locate data sources for use in examining the identified problem
  • Compare multiple programs and determine their fit for addressing the identified problem

Cambria Rose Walsh is currently the Project Manager of the CEBC, overseeing the day to day operations of the project. She has a Master’s in Social Work from San Diego State University and has been licensed as a clinical social worker since 2005.

Jennifer Rolls Reutz is the Research Program Specialist for the CEBC. She has a Master's degree in Public Health from San Diego State University.

Rhonda Williams is the Research Associate for the CEBC. Rhonda has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and two Master's of Arts degrees, one in Human Behavior and the other in Counseling.

Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into Strategic Planning: Building an Evidence-Based Continuum of Services - March 2013

The webinar was originally recorded on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 10:00 - 11:00 am (PDT). The webinar is 58 minutes long. Please click here to download a pdf version of the PowerPoint slides from this webinar. Please click here to start viewing and listening to the webinar.

In this presentation, Cambria Rose Walsh, LCSW, CEBC Project Manager, and Jennifer Rolls-Reutz, MPH, CEBC Research Coordinator, focus on the initial stage of implementation - the Exploration phase - which builds the foundation for successful implementation. During the webinar, the four phases of Implementation will be defined. In addition, practical ways that the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) can be used to help in the Exploration phase will be discussed. Information will be presented on how CEBC staff members have been working with child welfare systems to evaluate the level of evidence for programs in their systems and to create strategic plans for how to increase evidence-based practices (EBP) in their community. Specific information will be presented on the process that the CEBC has developed and how it can be applied to child welfare systems and within different communities.

By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the practical applications of the CEBC website.
  • Define the phases of Implementation.
  • Apply lessons learned from the CEBC work in the area of Exploration to your own communities.

Approaches and Outcomes for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare - May 2012

The webinar was originally recorded on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:00 - 11:30 am (PDT). The webinar is approximately 92 minutes long. Please click here to download a pdf version of the PowerPoint slides from this webinar. Please click here to start viewing and listening to the webinar.

In this presentation, Dr. Greg Aarons, psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, will describe implementation approaches relevant to child welfare and mental health systems and organizations. He will describe the four phases of implementation including Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, and Sustainment (the EPIS model) and will illustrate factors likely to be important in each of the phases. Dr. Aarons will also share findings that demonstrate that the implementation and use of evidence-based practices are beneficial to both the child welfare worker and his/her clients. Specifically, he addresses:

  • The four phases of implementation in the EPIS model
  • The outer and inner implementation contexts in each phase
  • Implementation outcomes for case-managers and clients

Dr. Aarons’ current work, funded by National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control, focuses on developing and testing approaches to evidence-based practice implementation and sustainment in health, mental health, and social service settings. Dr. Aarons’ current implementation studies examine evidence-based practice implementation for child neglect and the use of community engagement and collaboration to support appropriate adaptation of system, organization, and intervention characteristics during implementation. Dr. Aarons is also an implementation consultant for the CEBC.

CalSWEC Evidence-Informed Webinar Series

Implementation Teams - March 2014

Presenter:

  • Lynne Marsenich, LCSW, Western Implementation Research and Evaluation

Archived Recording | PowerPoint Presentation

The Real Meaning of Fidelity in Implementation Science - January 2014

Presenters:

  • Dean Fixsen, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Sonja Schoenwald, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina

Archived Recording | PowerPoint Presentation

Implementation Science 101 - October 2013

Presenters:

  • Stuart Oppenheim, MSW, Child and Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC)
  • Sevaughn Banks, PhD, California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
  • Lynne Marsenich, LCSW, Western Implementation Research and Evaluation

Archived Recording | PowerPoint Presentation

Children’s Bureau Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) Project

The PII Approach: Early Strategies for Building and Evaluating Interventions, and Dissemination – (Presented at the Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference) - May 28, 2014

Presenter:

  • Allison Meisch, PhD

Link to PowerPoint Slides

Case Study: Permanency Innovations Initiative (Presented at the Emphasizing Evidence-Based Programs for Children and Youth Forum) – April 27-28, 2011

Presenter:

  • Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration for Children, Youth and Families

Link to Video

An Approach to Using Implementation Science and Child Welfare Expertise to Inform Change in Child Welfare (Presented at the CWLA 2013 National Conference) – April 17, 2013

Presenters:

  • The PII Training and Technical Assistant Team (PII-TTAP):
    • Tori Russell (JBS International, Inc.), Project Director
      Roseana Bess (JBS International, Inc.), Deputy Project Director
      Allison Metz (National Implementation Research Network), Senior Implementation Scientist
      Will Hornsby (Center for the Support of Families), Child Welfare Programmatic Expert

    Link to PowerPoint Slides

Developing Interventions to Increase Permanence for LGBTQ, African American, and American Indian Children in Foster Care, Part One: Operationalizing Interventions – May 1, 2014

Presenters:

  • The PII Training and Technical Assistant Team (PII-TTAP) and two grantees:
    • Elizabeth Black, Center for the Support of Families (PII-TTAP)
      Lisa Parrish, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (RISE project)
      Erica Rodriguez, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (RISE project)
      Angel Rodriguez, Los Angeles County Dept. of Children & Families (CAPP)
      Cynthia Alexander, Tribal Consultant (CAPP)

    Link to PowerPoint Slides

Developing Interventions to Increase Permanence for LGBTQ, African American, and American Indian Children in Foster Care, Part Two: Developing Fidelity Measures – April 29, 2015

Presenters:

  • The PII Training and Technical Assistant Team (PII-TTAP) and two grantees:
    • Renee Boothroyd, National implementation Research Network (PII-TTAP)
      James Colma, Child & Family Policy Institute of California (CAPP)
      David Plassman, Fresno County Department of Social Services (CAPP)
      Cynthia Alexander, Tribal Consultant (CAPP)
      Lisa Parrish, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (RISE project)

    Link to PowerPoint Slides

Data Mining Strategies to Refine Target Populations and Inform Intervention Selection – Sharing Experiences from the Permanency Innovations Initiative – December 12, 2012

Presenters:

  • Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration for Children, Youth and Families
  • Maria Woolverton, ACF, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
  • Becci Akin & Tom McDonald, Kansas Intensive Permanency Project
  • Larry Small & Dana Weiner, Illinois’ Trauma-Focused Model for Reducing Long Term Focus Care

Link to PowerPoint Slides

NCI Implementation Science Research Webinar Series

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences' webinar series (https://cyberseminar.cancercontrolplanet.org/implementationscience/) is focused on advanced dissemination and implementation research topics. The following webinars are ones that are more relevant to implementation in child welfare:

Identifying, Specifying, and Applying Implementation Strategies - April 2016

Presenter:

  • Byron Powell, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Archived Recording

Advancing Implementation Science through Measure Development and Evaluation - March 2016

Presenter:

  • Cara Lewis, PhD, Indiana University

Archived Recording

The Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) Framework: A Phased and Multilevel Approach to Implementation - March 2015

Presenter:

  • Greg Aarons, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Archived Recording

Balancing Fidelity & Adaptation: If We Want More Evidence-Based Practice, We Need More Practice-Based Evidence - September 2014

Presenters:

  • Lawrence W. Green, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Rachel Gold, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

Archived Recording

How Engaged Are We? Measuring Community Engagement and Partnership - May 2013

Presenters:

  • Bonnie Duran, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico

Archived Recording

United States Veterans Affairs: Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Implementation Network

QUERI applies innovative strategies to more rapidly implement effective treatments and other evidence-based system improvements in routine care, and evaluate the results of those efforts. The webinar listed below is the most relevant to child welfare:

Using the Organizational Readiness for Change Assessment (ORCA) in Planning for Implementation: A Worked Example - July 2017

Presenter:

  • Anne Sales, PhD, RN

Archived Recording