Blueprints Director Dr. Pamela Buckley presented at the International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment virtual conference

Dr. Pamela Buckley (Director of Blueprints) participated in a panel at the 36th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment presented by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. The virtual conference was held January 23-29, 2021 and was designed to equip and support professionals in the child welfare field to effectively identify and address child maltreatment, trauma, and violence. The presentation, titled “Child Welfare And Evidence Registries: Comparative analysis”, explained the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse, which was developed for the Family First Prevention Services Act, and compared it to the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC) and Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development. The purpose was to discuss how registries can inform decision-making in the adoption of evidence-based interventions specific to the child welfare system. In addition to Dr. Buckley, the panel discussion included Dr. Suzanne Kerns and Dr. Sandra Jo Wilson from the Prevention Services Clearinghouse and Jennifer Rolls-Reutz from the CEBC. It started with an overview of the Prevention Services Clearinghouse, followed by a comparative analysis of each registry’s standards and review processes. The panelists then facilitated a discussion around the role of registries in supporting advancements in implementation science specific to child welfare involved families. The panel discussion was available on demand throughout the conference, and can be viewed online by clicking this link.