Evidenced-Based Initiatives

The Chadwick Center leads and participates in several initiatives funded by state and federal grants to assist professionals in many fields by providing tools that inform about evidence-based practices, trauma in children, and child maltreatment reporting, prevention and treatment:

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (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 being used or marketed in California.  This project is funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP).

The Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Project is funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP). The goal of this project is to have training available for mandated child abuse reporters so they may carry out their responsibilities properly.

The Chadwick Center created the intervention model Assessment-Based Treatment for Traumatized Children: ATrauma Assessment Pathway (TAP) with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).

The Safe Kids California Project (SKCP) will implement SafeCare® across multiple California counties.  SafeCare®is an evidence-based intervention designed to address the child abuse and/or neglect of young children ages 0-5 years.

The Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project Dissemination and Implementation (CTISP-DI) is working closely with five strategically located “supercommunities” to help change their wider community child welfare system into a multi-dimensional, evidence-based, trauma-informed system that is better able to meet the unique needs of children and families involved in the child welfare system. This project is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).

The California Assessment, Screening, and Treatment (CASAT) Initiative will focus on improving the social and emotional well-being of children in the child welfare system who have been impacted by trauma. This will be done by supporting the development of an organized system of integrated services among child welfare and mental health agencies and improving access to culturally appropriate trauma-informed and evidence-informed services. This statewide project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.