Public Policy Associates, Inc. President Dr. Paul Elam will present at the 2018 Child Welfare League of America National Conference. The session will take place on Friday, April 27 in Washington DC.
Dr. Elam will take part in a discussion on the potential for research to honor, respect, and give voice to community. The session will show how research can complement and not compete with community expertise.
Another goal of the forum is to illustrate how research can facilitate learning and improvement and generate evidence that is responsive to the needs and culture of a local community.
The presentation will also highlight how researchers’ skills and expertise can deepen the understanding of the communities and families served by providers, reveal under-appreciated resources that can be more effectively leveraged, and identify ways to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.
Dr. Elam is an expert in child welfare policy. He was project manager for the Michigan Coalition for Race Equity in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice as well as the Michigan Child Welfare Improvement Task Force. He is currently responsible for data collection, technical assistance and strategic support to reduce disproportionate minority contact in Michigan’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Dr. Elam will be presenting along with Margarita Alegría, a professor at Harvard Medical School; Allison Metz, Ph.D., director of the National Implementation Research Network; Kimberly DuMont, Ph.D., senior program officer at the William T. Grant Foundation; Kevin McGuire, commissioner of the Westchester County, New York Department of Social Services; and Allison Blake, Ph.D., L.S.W., former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.
For more information contact Dr. Elam at email@example.com or 517-485-4477.