25th Annual Conference ~ March 4 - 7, 2012
24th Annual Conference
23rd Annual Conference
Abraham Wandersman, PhD, University of South Carolina-Columbia;
Vanessa A. Fuentes, Legal Assistant, Advocates for Children, New York, NY;
Brianne Masselli, THRIVE Initiative: Trauma Informed Systems of Care,Lewiston, ME
This session focused on the inclusion of system of care values and principles in research and evaluation. Much as systems of care emphasize partnerships with families and youth in system planning and development, so should such partnerships be developed in identifying questions to be studied and general approaches to be used in our research and evaluation. A panel including two young adults (Vanessa Fuentes and Brianne Masselli) and one researcher who has specialized in empowerment evaluation and community-based research (Dr. Abe Wandersman) addressed this issue.