Sept. 18 Webinar: Six Factors to Consider When Evaluating Evidence-Based Programs

Posted August 14, 2018
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Child welfare professionals can support and strengthen families with the Hexagon Tool.

The Annie E. Casey and William T. Grant foun­da­tions are host­ing a Sept. 18 webi­nar focused on help­ing child wel­fare lead­ers use an eval­u­a­tion and plan­ning tool called the Hexa­gon Tool.

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Dur­ing the ses­sion, experts will intro­duce the tool’s key fac­tors — evi­dence, sup­port, usabil­i­ty, need, fit and capac­i­ty — and explore how these six fac­tors aid child wel­fare lead­ers in select­ing and installing the right evi­dence-based pro­grams to improve child outcomes.

The webi­nar will also spot­light a real-world exam­ple of the tool in action: The New Jer­sey Depart­ment of Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies recent­ly uti­lized the Hexa­gon Tool to help inform and align its efforts to inte­grate evi­dence-based pro­grams ben­e­fit­ing chil­dren and families.

This dis­cus­sion is the third install­ment of a four-part series called Lead­ing With Evi­dence: Inform­ing Prac­tice With Research. The series stems from Lead­ing with Evi­dence con­fer­ences, where child wel­fare lead­ers, researchers and pro­gram devel­op­ers gath­ered to under­stand and advance the use of evi­dence in child wel­fare prac­tice. The Casey and Grant foun­da­tions host­ed these con­fer­ences in Bal­ti­more in 2016 and 2017.

Webi­nar Information

What: Assess­ing Readi­ness for Imple­men­ta­tion: Intro­duc­ing the Hexa­gon Tool

When: Tues­day, Sept. 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. EDT


  • Mod­er­a­tor: Kim­ber­ly DuMont, a senior pro­gram offi­cer with the William T. Grant Foundation
  • Alli­son Metz, direc­tor of the Nation­al Imple­men­ta­tion Research Network
  • Alli­son Blake, a senior fel­low with the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Event pass­word: Hexagon

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