Note: The Simulation Labs program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.
About This Program
Target Population: Newly hired child welfare workers
Simulation Labs are simulation exercises that promote, develop, and reinforce key social work skills (e.g. client engagement, critical thinking, assessment skills, interviewing techniques, decision-making, analysis, and problem solving). Simulation is a technique for education and training that has been used in many different disciplines, including aviation, the military, and medicine. It offers guided, immersive experiences that evoke or replicate aspects of the real world professional experience in a fully interactive fashion. Simulation Labs was created by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of training faculty from four southern California universities as well as Los Angeles County social workers, trainers, County Counsel, law enforcement consultants, and others.
Education and Training
Education and Training Resources
Publicly available information indicates there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.
Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Simulation Labs.
No reference materials are currently available for Simulation Labs.
- Harkmore Lee, MSW
- Title: Director
- Website: ncwwi.org/index.php/link/220-mind-the-gap-2-simulation-labs-for-child-welfare-education-and-training
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (323) 343-6889
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2017
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2017
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2017