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National Council on Research in Child Welfare: Committees and Leadership

Executive Officers
Executive Chair
Executive Liaison
Committees
Publication and Dissemination
Research to Policy
Strengthening Practice
Quality Improvement
Research in the Field
Membership
Organizational Maintenance
Strategic Plan

Executive Officers

Executive Chair
Cynthia Papa-Lentini, PhD
Bonnie Brae
CPapa-Lentini@bonnie-brae.org

Executive Liaison
Alicia Drais-Parrillo, PhD
Child Welfare League of America
adrais@cwla.org

Committees

Publication and Dissemination

The Publication and Dissemination Committee determines the methods for NCRCW to share and promote empirically based knowledge within the field of child welfare.

Publication and Dissemination Chair
Edwina Dorch, PhD
University of Albany
Edorch@uamail.albany.edu

Research to Policy

The Research to Policy Committee identifies potential policy and legislative initiatives that require empirical evidence in their support and translates relevant research for advocates.

Research to Policy Chair
Mary McCarthy PhD, CSW
University of Albany
MMcCarthy@uamail.albany.edu

Strengthening Practice

The Strengthening Practice Committee examines current empirical knowledge and identifies implications for improving practical applications, services, interventions, and systems affecting children and families in child welfare.

Strengthening Practice Chair
Miriam Kluger, PhD
The Village for Families & Children
MKluger@VILLAGEFORCHILDREN.ORG

Quality Improvement

The Quality Improvement Committee works to clarify the concepts and methods associated with quality in child welfare.

Quality Improvement Chair
Bennie Stovall, PhD
Child Welfare League of America
bstovall@cwla.org

Research in the Field

The Research in the Field Committee identifies the strengths and limitations of current research and drafts position papers.

Research in the Field Chair
Ruth Huebner, PhD
Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children, Office of the Secretary
Rutha.Huebner@mail.state.ky.us

Membership

The Membership Committee recruits and retains NCRCW members and ensures membership is diverse and representative of the child welfare research community.

Membership Chair
Eileen Mayers Pasztor, DSW
California State University, Long Beach
epasztor@csulb.edu

Organizational Maintenance

The Organizational Maintenance Committee determines what resources are needed, seeks out those resources, and is responsible for creating and maintaining a website for NCRCW.

Organizational Maintenance Chair
TBA

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan Committee revises and develops the goals and objectives in accordance with the mission and vision of NCRCW.

Strategic Plan Chair
TBA



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