Connecting The Dots: "Quantifying the Impact of Natural Supports"

Historically, the primary focus of helping systems (and their financial structures) has been on resolving areas of need.  These efforts can at times come at the expense of a person’s strengths.  Most times this is done unintentionally.  In the case of child welfare systems, this has long been seen as a cost of doing business; while attempting to increase safety, children’s natural support networks are often disrupted.  Dr. Scott Leon and I will discuss how increasing our understanding of the impact of natural support networks on the behavioral and emotional health of the young people in child welfare settings may help systems design teams and work flows that utilize these strengths while enhancing safety and mitigating risk.  I hope you’ll join me on Tuesday, June 13th, for the next episode of Connecting the Dots.

Connecting the Dots YouTube Live Series

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 3 PM (EST)

About Our Guest Speaker

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Dr. Scott Leon

Dr. Scott Leon is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Chicago, where he teaches and mentors in the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. Dr. Leon earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University Medical School in June, 2002. During his graduate studies, he developed research interests in mental health services evaluation. Dr. Leon’s published work has primarily focused on the mental health and placement outcomes of youth in the child welfare system.

About Connecting The Dots

Mr. Mark Lardner, LCSW-C, the Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Innovation in Population Health at the University of Kentucky, is interested in hearing stories from people currently working to connect the dots in our helping systems; using their data to seamlessly move from the delivery of person-centered care based on individual aspirations to transformational system level outcomes.

This live video podcast will be an in-depth, and broadly accessible, exploration of innovative approaches for translating assessment data into meaningful metrics across the helping professions. 

Each month a different guest will share their insights on how to use data to better understand the transformational process through the use of aggregated data.  These interactive episodes will air the second Tuesday of each month and be archived with helpful resources on our IPH Center live website.  We hope you will join us on this journey to uncover how applied person-centered data is moving us closer to transformational systems that work for all people.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 3 PM (EST)

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