Below is a list of the webinars the CEBC has sponsored.* Please click on the title to get a description of the webinar and the link to the recording of webinar itself. You will need to have speakers or headphones plugged into your computer to be able to hear the audio portion of the presentation.
Approaches and Outcomes for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare
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.
The webinar was originally recorded on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:00 - 11:30am (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.
Evidence-Based Treatments (EBTs) for Ethnic Minority Youth: What We Know and What We Don’t Know
In this presentation, Dr. Stan Huey, Jr., Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern California, reviews what the research field knows, and what it doesn’t know, about evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for ethnic minority youth. Specifically, he addresses:
- Whether EBTs are efficacious for ethnic minority youth
- Whether minority and non-minority youth benefit equally from psychotherapy
- The effectiveness of cultural adaptations when treating minority youth
- The limitations of the current literature, clinical implications, and future directions
Dr. Huey is also the principal investigator for a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded clinical trial for juvenile gang offenders. Dr. Huey’s research centers on evidence-based treatments for ethnic minorities, and how ethnicity and culture influence psychotherapy outcomes. His recent work has focused on effective treatments for youth with serious behavioral and emotional problems, culturally responsive treatments for ethnic minorities, and treatment mechanisms that account for clinical change. Dr. Huey is also a member of the CEBC Scientific Panel.
The webinar was originally recorded on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, from 10:00 — 11:30am (PST). The webinar is 90 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.
Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into Strategic Planning: Building an Evidence-Based Continuum of Services
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.
The webinar was originally recorded on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 10:00 — 11:00am (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.
Knowing the Best of What’s Out There: Understanding and Identifying Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare
This CEBC-produced webinar explores the various challenges related to evidence-based practices (EBPs) in the field of child welfare, as well as providing information about its resources offered to assist the website’s visitors. In particular, it provides an overview of:
- The history, purpose, and goals of the CEBC
- The importance of EBPs within child welfare
- The CEBC’s Scientific Rating Scale and process for rating programs
- Information on implementation.
There is also a discussion on practical applications for the website. The webinar is 65 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.
[*Please note that due to technical difficulties, minutes 47 through 53 of the webinar were recorded in audio format only. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please feel free to go to the Implementation Resources section of the CEBC website to follow along with the audio. Thank you for your patience and understanding.]
Parenting Programs for Children Birth-8: What is the Evidence and What Seem to be the Common Components?
In this presentation, Dr. Rick Barth, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, and Kyla Liggett-Creel, a Clinical Instructor at the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, review evidence-based parent training programs and provide evidence that manualized parenting interventions tend to have common elements. In the United States, more than 800,000 child welfare involved families may receive parent education each year. Parent education programs are commonly implemented but not commonly evaluated. Relatively few are evidence-based. This is especially true for parenting programs targeting families with young children. This presentation will describe some of those elements as well as common tools used to teach families. Considerations that may help child welfare agencies make decisions about whether to endeavor to institute manualized parent education programs or to try to use the common elements as a framework for intervention will be discussed. This workshop addresses these shortcomings.
The learning objectives of the webinar are that the participants will be able to:
- Identify and describe current evidence based parent education models being used in child welfare.
- Identify common elements used in parent training for families with children under the age of 8 (with recognition of some differences for parents of children 0-2 and 4-8).
- Describe the evidence behind the identified parent education models.
- Describe the difference between manualized parent education programs and common elements-based approaches and consider next steps in developing effective parent education programs in their agencies.
Dr. Barth has also served as a chaired professor at UC Berkeley and University of North Carolina. He has authored many books, chapters, and articles on children’s services practice, programs, policy and research. Most recently his writing has focused on parent training and its intersection with child welfare and understanding the common elements of practice. He has served as a lecturer and consultant to numerous countries, states, and universities. He has testified before Congressional and state government sub-committees about processes and outcomes of child welfare services. Dr. Barth is also a member of the CEBC Scientific Panel. Ms. Liggett-Creel has served as a Senior Clinical Social Worker at the Center for Infant Studies for three years. She was previously a Supervising Clinical Social worker at Kennedy Krieger Institute for nine years (1999-2008) and coordinated a clinic for children between the ages of birth to five who had experienced trauma. Currently, Ms. Liggett-Creel is working with the Keep project offering behavior management education to foster parents in the State of Maryland. Her doctoral work focuses on early childhood development, trauma and child welfare.
The webinar was originally recorded on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 9:30 — 11:00 am (PST). The webinar is 85-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.
"So Much Trauma, So Many Interventions: How Do We Choose?"
In this presentation, Dr. Benjamin Saunders, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, first reviews many of the trauma interventions ranked highly for their effectiveness in the CEBC as well as several important promising practices. Characteristics such as the target populations, target problems, length of treatment, intervention components and quality of supporting research will be discussed. Then, Dr. Saunders discusses guiding principles for developing an evidence-based treatment plan grounded in assessment findings, selecting the most appropriate interventions, avoiding intervention overload, and staging interventions.
By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:
- Know the fundamental characteristics of the most important evidence-based trauma treatments now available.
- Be able to use the Evidence-Based Treatment Planning framework.
- Be able to apply basic guiding principles in selecting and staging evidence-based trauma treatments for their individual clients.
Dr. Saunders also serves as the Associate Director of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center and as Director of the NCVC’s Family and Child Program. Dr. Saunders received his Ph.D. in clinical social work from Florida State University in 1982; a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Virginia Tech in 1979; and a B.A., in religious studies from the University of South Florida in 1977. He is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. He is also a founding member of the CEBC Scientific Panel where he continues to contribute his expertise to research-related questions the CEBC staff may encounter.
The webinar was originally recorded on Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 10:00 - 11:00 am (PDT). The webinar is 60-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.
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*The content of the presentations listed on this page reflect the thinking of the presenters. They do not necessarily represent official policy or positions of the sponsor.