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Evidence-Based Practice Symposium Draws Multidisciplinary Crowd

This year’s Leadership Symposium on Evidence-Based Practice attracted more than 200 attendees from throughout California when it convened on January 8 at UC Davis. With the theme Implementation Science: Bridging the Gap Between Innovation and Practice, the symposium boasted a multidisciplinary audience that included professionals from child welfare, human services, mental health, education, and corrections.

Implementation science experts Dean L. Fixsen, Ph.D., Lawrence Palinkas, Ph.D., and John Landsverk Ph.D., were among the speakers. See the symposium program for information about the speakers, presenters, and workshops.

Overall, feedback from attendees indicated that they learned much and wanted to know more about implementation science, including how others are implementing programs, projects, and initiatives in counties and organizations. 

The Implementation Science Collaborative, a network of specialists, will continue to build upon, support, and drive the work of implementation science in California. 

Materials from 2013 Leadership Symposium on Evidence-Based Practice are available online, including a Resource Guide containing valuable summaries and citations to implementation science literature. Information about past symposia is also available online.

The symposium was sponsored by CalSWEC, the Child & Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, the California Institute for Mental Health (CIMH), and the UC Davis Extension Center for Human Services