Pressley Ridge Treatment Foster Care was recently featured with The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC). The CEBC provides child welfare professionals with easy access to vital information about selected child welfare related programs. The primary task of the CEBC is to inform the child welfare community about the research evidence for programs.
Annette Trunzo, Director of Organizational Performance, completed the questionnaire required to have the Treatment Foster Care program considered for submission. The process of submitting programs to the CEBC is lengthy. “The hardest part is that you must have a body of peer-reviewed journals about your program to even submit,” Annette said.
In order to have a program approved, an outline containing peer-reviewed articles is summarized and sent to the CEBC staff to see if it is relevant to the Child Welfare System. It is then edited and finalized by adding Scientific Rating and Child Welfare Outcomes information and the Child Welfare System Relevance Level. Finally the outline is sent to the program representative for a final review before it is put on the website. A CEBC email alert is sent out when new programs and topics are added to the website.
“Everyone who submits does not get listed and openings for review are maybe once a year or every two years. The stars aligned for us quite nicely,” she said. “We are working on getting articles published to support our rich 32 year history of Treatment Foster Care and it opens a lot of potential doors for future business including selling our Treatment Foster Care pre-service training!”