National Child Welfare Workforce Institute - Learning, Leading Changing
  Real World Barriers & Strategies for Evidence-based Practice Implementation
National Webinar: Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 3:00-4:30 pm EDT  
Learning Exchange:
 Friday, June 17, 2016, from 3:00-4:00 pm EDT   

The Illinois Birth to Three (IB3) Waiver is designed to flexibly use Title IV-E funds in order to provide one of two evidence-based and developmentally informed interventions  (Child-Parent Psychotherapy or Nurturing Parent Program) to targeted children and caregivers in an effort to improve attachment, reduce trauma symptoms, prevent foster care re-entry, improve child well-being, and increase permanency for children in out-of-home placement. The IB3 experience highlights some of the complexities of tailoring and implementing interventions within the context of a large child welfare agency and its community partners.

This webinar will focus on the workforce, agency and systemic strategies that can enhance or deter success when trying to incorporate evidence-based interventions into child welfare practice.  This session will feature the frank discussion of implementation activities and lessons learned, providing participants with the opportunity to
  • Explore and utilize an implementation science framework for planning the identification, selection, and utilization of evidence based interventions;
  • Develop a clear understanding of the needed supports for implementation including and beyond professional training to achieve successful outcomes;
  • Clarify common organizational barriers inherent in bureaucratic organizations that can diminish positive outcomes; and,
  • Identify adaptive strategies for problem-solving to achieve desired systems change outcomes. 
Presenters include Cynthia Tate, PhD,  Senior Deputy Director, Division of Program, Practice, & Research, at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and Kimberly Mann, PhD, LCSW, IB3 Project Director and Associate Professor of Social Work, Chicago State University. For more information, please explore the Presenter Bios

The child welfare workforce is a critical factor in strengthening vulnerable children, youth and families.

All of our NCWWI learning opportunities are provided free of charge via our WebEx platform, and are open to all, so please share the information with any colleagues and networks. Certificates of attendance are issued to attendees via email following the session. 
For more information, please visit or contact Sara Munson at
Warmly, the NCWWI Team

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