The Evaluation Summit will be held on August 20–21, 2019, for the National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.
The Evaluation Summit is a forum for child welfare leaders, members of the research and evaluation community, and their partners and stakeholders to come together for timely and important dialogue and learning. The Evaluation Summit provides participants with an opportunity to explore the gap between research and practice and consider how they can better support three overarching goals: building evidence, strengthening practice, and informing policy. Participants will share research methods and findings, exchange tools and tips, build new skills, expand their professional networks, discuss familiar dilemmas and emerging challenges, and explore possible solutions from multiple perspectives.
The Children's Bureau is sponsoring the Evaluation Summit. The conference theme, Leveraging Data and Evaluation to Strengthen Families and Promote Well-Being, recognizes the opportunity of child welfare systems and their partners to build knowledge and use evidence to ensure that children and youth thrive in strong and healthy families.
View Call for Abstracts (due 1 February 2019) here.