The NCRE 2016 Conference will be held September 29-30,
2016 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora,
Colorado. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday evening
September 28, 2016.
The conference registration form can be found here.
Promoting Staff Wellness and Quality Implementation
through Effective Supports
Program implementation and
effectiveness are shaped by the capacity and skill of the staff delivering
services to children and families. For
programs to yield returns, staff must be nurtured, given sufficient support in
their often difficult work, and provided opportunities to grow in their careers
as professionals and paraprofessionals. The 2016 NCRE conference will focus on
what research can tell us about promising practices for promoting high
quality program implementation and effectiveness through staff wellness and
Two keynote speakers will set the stage for
discussions of these issues at NCRE 2016.
Gregory Aarons (University of California San Diego) will discuss his
research on how organizational culture/climate, work-life balance, work
stress, fit of job with skills and abilities, and leadership impact the
delivery of interventions.
Our second keynote speaker (TBD) will address research
on reflective supervision as one effective approach to supporting high quality implementation.
Allison Barlow will discuss the implications of this research for
program delivery and intervention research in American Indian and Alaska Native
communities. Dr. Barlow will reflect on her team’s own work developing the
Family Spirit home visiting model and other culturally-grounded tribal youth
interventions. Dr. Barlow will moderate
conference participants’ reflections on the keynote talks. These group reflections will form the
foundation of a series of opportunities for small roundtable discussions with
each of the two keynote speakers over the course of the conference.