A Focus on Child Welfare: Westat at 2019 Child Abuse and Neglect Conference

Westat staff share key tools to address child welfare issues at the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) in Washington, DC, April 24-26, 2019. This year’s theme is Strong and Thriving Families.

The conference provides opportunities to exchange cutting-edge information on research and practice, review model programs, and learn innovative techniques and strategies in the field of child welfare.

Westat will be hosting an exhibit booth. Stop by to discuss how we can help in issues affecting children, youth, and families to support the implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

Our staff (names in bold) will be contributing in the following ways.

George Gabel, Sarah Vidal, Jennifer Woolard, Abram Rosenblatt, and Lynda Gargan. (Spotlight Session). Effective Engagement of Families Navigating Complex Waters: The Challenge for Our Child-Serving Systems.

Leanne Heaton, George Gabel, and Susan H. Chibnall. (Workshop). Adapting Interventions for Child Welfare Populations: Important Considerations.

Kathryn Kulbicki and George Gabel. (Skills Seminar). Understanding and Developing Child Welfare Questions Through a Geographic Lens: Why "Where" Is Important.

Kathryn Kulbicki, Jhon Goes In Center, Ann Baker, Summer Lunderman, and Karla Eisen. (Workshop). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Tribal Child Welfare Agencies: The Significance of Place in Protecting Our Children.

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