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August 2007Vol. 8, No. 7Child Welfare Database Updates

Since its launch a little more than a year ago, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC) for Child Welfare has built a robust database of evidence-based child welfare programs and practices. Professionals, researchers, and other users can search the online database to identify effective or promising practices that have been reviewed by a topical expert and a national scientific panel. Programs are rated for their evidence, outcomes, and relevance for child welfare populations.

One search option allows users to search by topical area. These currently include:

  • Domestic/intimate partner violence: Batterer intervention programs
  • Domestic/intimate partner violence: Services for women and their children
  • Motivation and engagement
  • Parent training
  • Placement stabilization
  • Reunification
  • Substance abuse (parental)
  • Trauma treatment for children
  • Youth transitioning into adulthood

New topical areas are scheduled to be posted soon, and new programs are added on a continual basis, as soon as the comprehensive review process is completed.

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

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Children's Bureau Express last wrote about the CEBC in "The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse" (July/August 2006).