Considerations for Collecting and Interpreting Information to Improve Service Delivery During COVID 19

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August 6, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
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Presentation Description

The purpose of this webinar is to assist organizations as they work toward meeting the specific needs of children and families who are participating in peer grief support groups during COVID-19. During this webinar, we will provide key considerations about goal setting, collecting data, interpreting data, sharing examples from partner organizations, and how to use data to improve service delivery.

About the Presenters

Jennifer Kaplan, PhD, LICSW, FT received the 2018 NAGC Excellence in Service Award.  She developed the Inventory of Youth Adaptation to Loss (IYAL) in collaboration with bereavement programs in the US and Canada. Jennifer is Founder & CEO of Jeff’s Place in MA, Founder of FRIENDS WAY in RI, and the Founding Clinical Director of Experience Camps, weeklong overnight camps for grieving youth.   Jennifer is the author of You Are Not Alone: Young Adults Coping With Death, book chapters and journal articles. 

Laura Landry, PhD is the Director of Evaluation and Research at Judi’s House/JAG Institute. She has 12 years’ experience evaluating community‐based programs and large‐scale prevention initiatives as well as building the capacity of organizations to utilize data to drive decisions. In her role, Laura oversees the Evaluation and Research Initiative, a core component of the Comprehensive Grief Care Model® followed at Judi’s House/JAG Institute. This Initiative focuses on evaluation of our services, research on the impact and course of childhood bereavement, and dissemination of data on the prevalence of childhood bereavement to inform advocates and practitioners working in the field.

Monique B. Mitchell, PhD, FT, is the Director of Translational Research & Curriculum Development at The Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon. She has more than 15 years of experience serving grieving children and youth. Her experience includes conducting translational research on the lived experience of grieving children, youth, and young adults in foster care, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on loss and grief, and developing child-centered curricula to serve grieving children. Dr. Mitchell is regularly invited to present at state, national, and international conferences to discuss best practices based on her child-centered research. Her recent publications include, The Neglected Transition: Building a Relational Home for Children Entering Foster Care (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Living in an Inspired World: Voices and Visions of Youth in Foster Care (Child Welfare League of America Press, 2017). She currently serves on national committees for the National Alliance for Grieving Children and the Association for Death Education and Counseling.