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Abstract

Guest Editors Nancy Claiborne and Katharine Briar-Lawson introduce the latest issue of Journal of Family Strengths, celebrating the centennial of the Children's Bureau.

Author Biography

Nancy Claiborne, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York. She is a management specialist whose main research interest is human services design and delivery, including system facilitators and barriers to innovative services that achieve results. Dr. Claiborne is the Director of Research & Evaluation for the New York Social Welfare Education Consortium and is the principle investigator of a number of Child Welfare workforce grant awards. She is experienced in facilitating and researching systems functioning and organization-wide change, the implementation of empirically informed care with integrated outcomes measurement, and team-based adoption of innovation and collaboration. Her experience includes 17 years as a clinician and senior administrator in health and mental health settings.

Katharine Briar-Lawson is Dean and Professor at the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York. She facilitates family focused practice and child and family policy. Among her books (co-authored) are Family-Centered Policies & Practices: International Implications (2001), and (co-edited) Innovative Practices with Vulnerable Children and Families (2001), Evaluation Research in Child Welfare (2002), Charting the Impacts of University-Child Welfare Collaboration (2003), Social Work Research (2010), Social Work Practice Research (2010), and Globalization, Social Justice and the Helping Professions (2011). She co-chairs the Gerontological Task Force for the National Association for Deans and Directors and served as a past president. In addition, she is a co-principal investigator of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.

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