Upcoming events

    • 02/12/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    • WeWork at 501 Boylston Street, Boston
    At Project Evident, we believe that practitioners should be at the center of building evidence (Evidence = data + analysis to inform decision making). This workshop will use this framework to help nonprofit practitioners think about evidence in the context of their own organizations. How can (and do) you use evidence to make better-informed decisions around programs and to improve outcomes for your communities? Discussion will focus on concrete questions and actions: getting buy-in from leadership and staff; how data informs decision-making; how organizations involve beneficiaries; what tools/resources are needed. The goal is creating the next generation of evidence – one that is led by practitioners, that embraces a research & development mindset, and that lifts the voices of the communities we serve.

    This roundtable will be hosted by Project Evident.

    • 03/09/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • CHA Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

    Guidelines for trauma-informed care are designed for behavioral healthcare providers, not evaluators. These guidelines focus on how traumatic stress participates in reinforcing feedback loops with mental health, addiction, and somatic/biological illness. There are important lessons from these guidelines for evaluators, but there are no published guidelines for trauma-informed data collection.

    For this presentation, Carrie Fischer from the Institute of Community Health will propose a set of guidelines for conducting trauma-informed data collection. Guidelines include: focus on resilience and use appreciative inquiry; leave control with participants; use an ongoing, iterative consent process; establish a safety plan; decide what information is essential; prioritize participant welfare over data collection; and set boundaries and practice self-care. Our discussion will focus on how we can use the lens of trauma-informed practices to achieve a more flexible, responsive approach to data collection and more participatory, co-productive alliances with evaluation and research participants.

    This presentation is open to GBEN members only. For more information on becoming a member, please see the Join Us page. 

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