New Webinar Series: Using What Works to Improve Child Well-Being

Posted March 28, 2016
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Blog newwebinarusingwhatworks 2016

Com­mu­ni­ties can spend hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars each year on chil­dren and fam­i­lies. But how do they know these exten­sive efforts are work­ing to help young peo­ple along the road to suc­cess? And how can they shift from tack­ling expen­sive, chron­ic prob­lems to inter­ven­ing ear­li­er — pre­vent­ing prob­lems before they even begin?

In a new webi­nar series host­ed by the Forum for Youth Invest­ment, the Casey Foun­da­tion will share tools and strate­gies devel­oped as part of its Evidence2Success frame­work, now oper­at­ing in sev­er­al com­mu­ni­ties around the coun­try. Evidence2Success tools help sys­tem lead­ers and res­i­dents come togeth­er to gath­er data, iden­ti­fy pri­or­i­ties and select proven pro­grams to address those pri­or­i­ties. These webi­na­rs are designed to help foun­da­tion and non­prof­it lead­ers, local gov­ern­ment offi­cials, com­mu­ni­ty-based ser­vice providers and oth­ers work­ing to improve out­comes for chil­dren and families.

Decades of research show that engag­ing whole com­mu­ni­ties in under­stand­ing and address­ing the under­ly­ing caus­es of social prob­lems can improve the well-being of both kids and adults. Evidence2Success pro­vides cities and states with a road map for involv­ing com­mu­ni­ties in mak­ing smart invest­ments in evi­dence-based programs.

Reg­is­ter now for the first webinar

Title: Pre­vent­ing Prob­lems Before They Start: Intro­duc­ing the Role of Pre­ven­tion Sci­ence in Proven Programs

Time and date: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, Thurs­day, April 28

Descrip­tion: How can sci­ence help you solve tomorrow’s prob­lems for youth today? Learn how the ben­e­fits of pre­ven­tion sci­ence and research sci­ence can be applied through test­ed, effec­tive pro­grams to improve the well-being of chil­dren and youth in your com­mu­ni­ty, and how to find pro­grams that address your priorities.

Host and Mod­er­a­tor: Eliz­a­beth Gaines, The Forum for Youth Investment

Pre­sen­ters: Dirk But­ler, Senior Asso­ciate, The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion; Kevin Hag­ger­ty, Direc­tor, Social Devel­op­ment Research Group, The Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton; and Cyn­thia Weaver, Senior Asso­ciate, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Reg­is­ter now for Pre­vent­ing Prob­lems Before They Start

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