What's New

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

Many questions have arisen regarding the recently passed Family First Prevention Services Act and how the CEBC is connected to it. The CEBC has created the Comparison of the CEBC Scientific Rating Criteria with the FFPSA Evidence resource to address questions.

CEBC Training and Technical Assistance

The CEBC provides California-based agencies with free individualized support on using the CEBC program registry and implementation materials to best meet their needs. Download the new Training and Technical Assistance flyer for more information.

Most Recently Added Topic Areas

In June 2018, the CEBC loaded a new topic area, Alternatives to Long-Term Residential Care Programs, which includes programs that were already on the CEBC and will have new programs added to it in the coming months. Programs added to the topic area can be found here as well as the topic area definition. Also, in June, the CEBC loaded a revised and expanded topic area, Visitation Programs. Programs added to the topic area can be found here as well as the topic area definition. In May 2018, the CEBC loaded a revised and expanded topic area, Resource Parent Programs. Programs added to the topic area can be found here as well as the topic area definition.

Updates to Programs

The programs below fall into one of three categories:

  • The program was added to the CEBC within the past 60 days.
  • The program has been on the CEBC and has been re-rated within the past 60 days.
  • The program has been on the CEBC and has been added to a new topic area on the CEBC within the past 60 days (i.e., in other words, they were already highlighted in one of the existing topic areas and were added to a new one also; in this case, all of the topic areas they are highlighted in also appear).

Most Recently Added Recorded Webinars

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice: Using the CEBC as a Resource - April 2018
This video is for users who are new to the CEBC. The presenters review the purpose of the CEBC, the concept of evidence-based practices, the CEBC Scientific Rating Scale, and demonstrate how to navigate the CEBC program registry. Please access our Other Webinars Presented by CEBC Staff page for more information and to view the webinar.

Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices - April 2018
This video is for CEBC users who are looking to strengthen their agency’s implementation efforts. The presenters introduce a framework for implementation and walk users through the first two phases of the framework, the Exploration Phase and the Preparation Phase. Please access our Other Webinars Presented by CEBC Staff page for more information and to view the webinar.

Opioids, Marijuana, and Child Protection: Legal Considerations of Recent Developments - February 2018
In this webinar, Frank E. Vandervort is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, explores the legal issues presented by both the increased use of opioid pain relievers, heroin, and other illicit opioids and the legalization of marijuana. The presenter reviews the basic legal framework for the child protection system including examining statutes legalizing marijuana and summarizing appellate case law addressing when use of these legal substances may constitute child maltreatment, including exposure in utero. He also offers concrete suggestions for addressing the problems presented by the use of these substances that may impair parental functioning. Please access our CEBC-Sponsored Webinars page for more information and to view the webinar.

Trauma-Informed Mental Health Assessment Process (TI-MHAP) - November 2017
In this webinar, Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW, from the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, offers a brief overview of The Trauma-Informed Mental Health Assessment Process (TI-MHAP) Resource Guide, which offers guidelines on how to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to assessment and treatment planning. The TI-MHAP Resource Guide was developed through the California Screening, Assessment, and Treatment (CASAT) project at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families with funding from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and has been implemented in 2 of California’s county-based children’s mental health systems. Please access our CEBC-Sponsored Webinars page for more information and to view the webinar.

Most Recently Added Implementation Resources:

Trauma-Informed Care in Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs and Foster Family Agencies - June 2018
This two-page resource lists trauma-informed care (TIC) programs relevant to residential service providers and highlights evidence-informed strategies for selecting and implementing TIC models in residential settings. Click here to access the guide.

Tips for Implementation Teams - May 2018
This three-page resource highlights some important considerations for forming an implementation team, including team membership, leadership involvement, team competencies, and currently available implementation team models. Click here to access the guide.

A Guide for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) - April 2018
This downloadable two-page info guide to the CEBC is for Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). It includes direct links to information on the CEBC that CASAs will find the most helpful. Click here to access the guide.

A Guide for Juvenile & Family Courts - January 2018
This downloadable one-page info guide to the CEBC is for juvenile and family court judges, attorneys, and other stakeholders. It includes direct links to information on the CEBC that they will find the most helpful. Click here to access the guide.

Contracting Evidence-Based Practices for Families Involved in Child Welfare - December 2017
A four-page document that details considerations for designing and evaluating contracts to support successful implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and highlights an example of EBP contracting from one California child welfare system. Click here to access the document.

2017 CEBC Year in Review

This two-page summary highlights what the CEBC accomplished in 2017. The first page highlights the changes to the program registry including specifics on the 2 topic areas that were added in 2017. The second page highlights CEBC activities that occurred and resources that were added on the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices during the 2017 calendar year, including webinars, presentations, exhibiting, tools & resources, and a manuscript. Click here to access the summary document.