Welcome to the National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare

We aim to increase the effectiveness of the child welfare and children's behavioral health workforce through collaborative partnerships and evidence-based professional development.

Dear Colleagues,

The National Center for Evidence-Based Practice (NCEBPCW) is located at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Supported by a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, we have developed and implemented a model for child welfare and mental health professionals called Partnering for Success. We are currently working jointly with child welfare and mental health providers in 4 sites across the country: Maryland, Maine, New York City, and Oklahoma.

We are in a unique position to offer a capacity building opportunity to Child Welfare Training Programs that are Regionally or State-Based, with or without a University Partnership. We are seeking programs that are interested in learning about the model, with the goal of building expertise and implementing the child welfare practice components in your own jurisdictions. I have attached information on the opportunity, process for learning more, applying and criteria.

Please click this link to listen to a pre-recorded informational webinar.

Check List for CW Consultant (DOC) | Check List for CW Trainers (DOC) | Info for CW Academies (DOC) | Informational Webinar (PPT) | Selection Criteria CW (DOC) | Timeline for CW Academy PFS Capacity Building (PDF)