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Talks at Twelve: Charles Izzo and Elliott Smith, Thursday, March 10, 2016

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Creating Conditions for Healthy Development in Residential Youth Care Settings: Recent Findings from the CARE Program
Charles Izzo and Elliott Smith, BCTR

Thursday, March 10, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM
Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room

In their talk, Drs. Izzo and Smith will describe results from a multi-site evaluation of Children and Residential Experiences (CARE), a program that helps residential care agencies follow a set of evidence-informed principles in order to improve their child care practice. They will summarize the program design and the results from an 11-site study, which used an Interrupted Time Series (ITS) design to demonstrate a decline in behavioral incidents resulting from CARE’s 3-year implementation. They will also discuss the ITS as a powerful evaluation option for human service agencies that wish to make good use of their administrative data.

Charles Izzo is a research associate in the BCTR studying the multi-level processes by which programmed interventions influence human functioning and health. Currently, his work focuses on factors that influence the quality of interactions between those in the helping professions (youth workers, home visitors) and the clients they serve, and translating research knowledge into useful tools for practitioners and administrators.

Elliott Smith is associate director of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect and a developmental psychologist with a passion for quantitative data who applies statistical methods to data from many sources, including administrative databases and surveys. His goal is to understand factors that impact youth-caregiver relationships and to make science-based contributions to the practice wisdom of human service professionals, educators, and parents.

This talk is open to all. Lunch will be served. Metered parking is available in the Plantations lot across the road from Beebe Hall. No registration or RSVP required except for groups of 5 or more. We ask that larger groups email Patty at letting us know of your plans to attend so that we can order enough lunch.

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