Evident Change youth advisor Deajah Nunn used her lived experience and her desire to help other former foster youth to develop this two-page resource. While the main focus is housing, the publication contains links to other resources for former foster youth.
Capacity Evaluations for APS Throughout the State of Texas
This webinar will describe the experience of capacity evaluations that use telecommunications-assisted remote interviews. The presenter will discuss the development and applicability of this approach as well as expansion of the service to adult protective services (APS) agencies and their clients in all areas of the State of Texas.
John M. Halphen, JD, MD, is an associate professor of geriatric and palliative medicine at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is the medical director of the Adult Forensic Assessment Center Network, also in Houston. He has been performing capacity and medical assessments for APS since 2007 and is board certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Halpern has been trained and licensed as a pharmacist and lawyer.
In partnership with the Sierra Health Foundation, Evident Change issued its final evaluation report on the Positive Youth Justice Initiative. This initiative is working toward a more just and effective California juvenile justice system aligned with the needs of young people.
Evident Change has published its evaluation report of the LA Model. The model was developed after Los Angeles County leadership determined that a rehabilitative, home-like environment would better serve youth who are justice system-involved than traditional correctional institutions. The report includes a process evaluation, quantitative evaluation, and recommendations.
A Research Agenda for the APS Field
The Administration for Community Living facilitated the development of the first research agenda focused exclusively on adult protective services (APS). The research agenda consists of 61 high-priority research questions and is intended to provide guidance to researchers, APS programs, and funders by highlighting research gaps. It is the hope that the research agenda will also encourage researchers to partner with APS programs to answer these important questions. Partnerships between researchers and APS programs are essential to ensure that research is relevant and useful to practitioners and sensitive to the complexities of APS work and the rights of clients. In addition, the agenda is expected to help build the evidence for APS practices and procedures.
This webinar provides an overview of how the research agenda was developed and key questions identified by the field.
(Materials: slide presentation)
Mary Twomey, MSW, and Anne Leopold, MSc, New Editions Consulting, Inc.