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Message ID: 10325
Date: 2018-01-17

Author:Joshua P Mersky

Subject:Re: Innovative well-being initiatives for children in foster care

My colleagues and I developed and tested a group-based PCIT intervention for foster parents and children, and we found that it significantly enhanced parenting practices and improved child social-emotional functioning. We continue to work with our child welfare partners in Milwaukee to integrate this and other evidence-based models into routine care. Below is a list of relevant publications. I'm happy to send further information privately to anyone who is interested. Best, Josh Mersky, J. P., Topitzes, J., & Blair, K. (2017). Translating evidence-based treatments into child welfare services through community-university partnerships: A case example of parent-child interaction therapy. Children and Youth Services Review, 82, 427-433. Mersky, J. P., Topitzes, J., Grant-Savela, S. D., Brondino, M. J., & McNeil, C. B. (2016). Adapting Parent–Child Interaction Therapy to foster care: Outcomes from a randomized trial. Research on Social Work Practice, 26(2), 157-167. Mersky, J. P., Topitzes, J., Janczewski, C. E., & McNeil, C. B. (2015). Enhancing foster parent training with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Evidence from a randomized field experiment. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6(4), 591-616. Topitzes, J., Mersky, J. P., & McNeil, C. B. (2015). Integrating Parent Child Interaction Therapy into foster care. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 9(1), 22-41. Joshua P. Mersky Associate Professor Co-Director, Institute for Child and Family Well-being http://uwm.edu/icfw/ Helen Bader School of Social Welfare University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2400 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53201 ________________________________ From: bounce-122200632-6841007@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Gloria Russo Wassell Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:14 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: Innovative well-being initiatives for children in foster care I’m interested in this topic as well. Thanks for asking the question, Katie. I appreciate the links and materials provided by Berenice. If others have information, please share. Thank you, Gloria On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:01 AM Berenice Rushovich > wrote: Hi Katie, There are two innovative foster parent trainings that we evaluated - ARC Reflections and Trauma Systems Therapy-Foster Care. The reports will be posted to the Child Trends website soon, but you can also find links to materials on the Annie E. Casey website for ARC Reflections and Trauma Systems Therapy-Foster Care . These trainings both show promise for increasing foster parent knowledge about trauma and providing them with tools and approaches to dealing with child trauma-related behaviors. Thanks, Berenice Berenice Rushovich |Research Scientist 7315 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 1200W | Bethesda, MD 20814 (240) 223-9269| brushovich@childtrends.org Research to improve children’s lives From: bounce-122187270-76755169@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122187270-76755169@list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of Katie Rosanbalm Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:42 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Subject: Innovative well-being initiatives for children in foster care Dear All, My colleagues and I are exploring innovative programs and interventions that DSS agencies and/or foster care agencies/providers are implementing with children and youth to improve social-emotional health and/or physical health. We are also interested in learning more about innovative programs and supports for foster parents. Any information or links to programs, papers, or reports are greatly appreciated! Thanks! Katie Rosanbalm, PhD Research Scholar Center for Child and Family Policy Duke University katie.rosanbalm@duke.edu

My colleagues and I developed and tested a group-based PCIT intervention for foster parents and children, and we found that it significantly enhanced parenting practices and improved child social-emotional functioning. We continue to work with our child welfare partners in Milwaukee to integrate this and other evidence-based models into routine care. Below is a list of relevant publications. I'm happy to send further information privately to anyone who is interested. Best, Josh Mersky, J. P., Topitzes, J., & Blair, K. (2017). Translating evidence-based treatments into child welfare services through community-university partnerships: A case example of parent-child interaction therapy. Children and Youth Services Review, 82, 427-433. Mersky, J. P., Topitzes, J., Grant-Savela, S. D., Brondino, M. J., & McNeil, C. B. (2016). Adapting Parent–Child Interaction Therapy to foster care: Outcomes from a randomized trial. Research on Social Work Practice, 26(2), 157-167. Mersky, J. P., Topitzes, J., Janczewski, C. E., & McNeil, C. B. (2015). Enhancing foster parent training with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Evidence from a randomized field experiment. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6(4), 591-616. Topitzes, J., Mersky, J. P., & McNeil, C. B. (2015). Integrating Parent Child Interaction Therapy into foster care. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 9(1), 22-41. Joshua P. Mersky Associate Professor Co-Director, Institute for Child and Family Well-being http://uwm.edu/icfw/ Helen Bader School of Social Welfare University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2400 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53201 ________________________________ From: bounce-122200632-6841007list.cornell.edu on behalf of Gloria Russo Wassell Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:14 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: Innovative well-being initiatives for children in foster care I’m interested in this topic as well. Thanks for asking the question, Katie. I appreciate the links and materials provided by Berenice. If others have information, please share. Thank you, Gloria On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:01 AM Berenice Rushovich > wrote: Hi Katie, There are two innovative foster parent trainings that we evaluated - ARC Reflections and Trauma Systems Therapy-Foster Care. The reports will be posted to the Child Trends website soon, but you can also find links to materials on the Annie E. Casey website for ARC Reflections and Trauma Systems Therapy-Foster Care . These trainings both show promise for increasing foster parent knowledge about trauma and providing them with tools and approaches to dealing with child trauma-related behaviors. Thanks, Berenice Berenice Rushovich |Research Scientist 7315 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 1200W | Bethesda, MD 20814 (240) 223-9269| brushovichchildtrends.org Research to improve children’s lives From: bounce-122187270-76755169list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122187270-76755169list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of Katie Rosanbalm Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:42 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Subject: Innovative well-being initiatives for children in foster care Dear All, My colleagues and I are exploring innovative programs and interventions that DSS agencies and/or foster care agencies/providers are implementing with children and youth to improve social-emotional health and/or physical health. We are also interested in learning more about innovative programs and supports for foster parents. Any information or links to programs, papers, or reports are greatly appreciated! Thanks! Katie Rosanbalm, PhD Research Scholar Center for Child and Family Policy Duke University katie.rosanbalmduke.edu