Co-Creating the Conditions to Sustain the Use of Research Evidence in Public Child Welfare

This short-term study addressed two research questions:

  • What processes contribute to leveraging relationships among evidence-based program developers, private service providers, and the public child welfare agency to support the use of research evidence?
  • How can relationships among evidence-based program developers, private service providers, and the public agency help to establish the conditions necessary for optimizing and sustaining the use of research evidence after initial implementation supports diminish?

The study utilized secondary data analysis strategies for qualitative data collected in NYC’s public child welfare system to examine key aspects of the “interactive model” for using research evidence.

FPG Project Staff:
Allison J. Metz, Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation
Funding Period: 09/01/2015 - 08/31/2016
Award Amount: $25,000