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July/August 2006Vol. 7, No. 6The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) recently launched their website of evidence-based child welfare programs and practices. Child welfare professionals and others can use the site to identify evidence-based practices that have received empirical support or are of considerable interest in California. While the website has a California focus, the program information has value for a national audience.

Staff at CEBC use a standardized process to identify and review child welfare programs and practices for inclusion in the CEBC database. Programs receive a rating based on supporting evidence, child welfare outcomes, and relevance to child welfare populations. Users can search the database by topical area, maltreatment type, scientific rating, or goals and outcomes. For each program included in the database, users will find ratings, a summary, other websites that highlight the program, contact information, and a link to a detailed report.

The CEBC is run by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, in cooperation with the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center.