This event is a CHANGE Unity Summit, post-conference session hosted by Casey Family Programs.
This session will include a three interactive components: (1) Review of the best research advances in child welfare and policy practice in the past 5-10 years; (2) Group discussion to identify the knowledge and research gaps in the fields of child welfare, children's behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment; and (3) Discussion of how to address key research/knowledge gaps - including new ways of collaborating to ensure that the right research is conducted and used for policy, program design and practice.
Speaker: Dr. Peter J. Pecora, Casey Family Programs and the University of Washington
Dr. Pecora has a joint appointment as the managing director of research services for Casey Family Programs, and a professor for University of Washington's School of Social Work. He began his career providing community-based services and foster care in Milwaukee, and has worked with a number of state departments of social services in the United States and in other countries to refine foster care programs, implement intensive home-based services, and design risk assessment systems for child protective services. From 2010 to 2011, he served on the committee on the Prevention of Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse for the Board on Children, Youth and Families.
To register for this event, please email Carly Hare, CHANGE Philanthropy's national director/coalition catalyst.