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March 2011Vol. 12, No. 2Evaluation Summit Call for Abstracts

Save the date! The Children's Bureau will sponsor the 2nd National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit August 29–31 in Washington, DC.

The Children's Bureau invites experts in the child welfare and evaluation communities to present at the Summit. The Bureau is seeking a balance of presentations that demonstrate direct involvement with public and/or Tribal child welfare agencies; partnerships with national advocacy organizations, think tanks, or technical assistance providers; collaboration with community agencies; and independent research. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that will contribute to the evidence base of child welfare practice and policy and benefit the diverse array of children and families served by the child welfare system.

Abstracts will be accepted for panel presentations, workshops, round tables, and posters that support the Summit's themes of Building Evidence, Strengthening Practice, and Informing Policy.

For more information about the Evaluation Summit and the Call for Abstracts, please visit the conference website:

Abstracts will be accepted electronically via the website in early March. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 15, 2011.

For more information, contact