Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Roundtable: The Growing Use of Evidence-based Programs in Child Welfare
(Family and Child Policy)

Friday, November 13, 2015: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Brickell North (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Roundtable Organizers:  Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Moderators:  Cindy Lederman, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Speakers:  Kenneth Dodge, Duke University, Mark Testa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Peter Pecora, Casey Family Programs

In 2013 nearly 680,000 children were reported by states to be victims of abuse or neglect. Worse, 1,520 children died from maltreatment that year, nearly 80 percent of them at the hands of their parents. With support from the federal government and the states, local governments respond to this on-going tragedy by conducting programs to receive reports about child maltreatment, to investigate the reports, and to offer services to families determined to need them. In recent years, again with support from the federal government, states and local governments have led an evidence-based policy movement by making serious efforts to implement prevention and treatment programs that are supported by rigorous evidence of positive impacts on these families and children. Experts in child protection programs on the panel will trace the history of the use of evidence-based policy to improve conditions and outcomes for these families and children and will describe exemplary programs and practices currently being implemented.
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