Social Work Research in Spotlight at 2018 Conference


Today’s social work researchers grapple with child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Westat staff are on hand to share their latest research findings at the Society for Social Work & Research (SSWR) 22nd Annual Conference, January 10-14, 2018, Washington, DC.

The theme for this year’s conference is Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity, and Justice.

In addition to being a conference sponsor, Westat also has staff (names in bold) contributing the following presentations:

George Gabel. (Symposium Organizer). Is Child Welfare Ready for an Evidence-Supported World? Successes and Challenges of the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII).
Leanne Heaton and George Gabel. Evaluation of a Trauma Intervention Adapted for Youth in Foster Care.
Jaymie Lorthridge, Leanne Heaton, and Marneena Evans. Formative Evaluation of a New Program to Support LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care.
Mark Testa, James Bell, and George Gabel. Building Capacity of Child Welfare Agencies to Use Evidence Supported Interventions.