The Center for Advanced Practice at Adoption Rhode Island is a knowledge hub for health, education, and child-welfare professionals with the goal to bring research-based solutions to address the complex needs of children impacted by trauma. With a special focus on foster and adopted children, vulnerable youth and families.
As a resource for professionals, practitioners and policymakers serving children, youth and families the Center for Advanced Practice offers:
- Professional development and training
- Support for the workforce
- Capacity building of child-welfare systems at agency,
- state and federal levels
- Research partnerships and dissemination
- Advocacy and convening
- Youth engagement
The Center for Advanced Practice is a knowledge hub for health, education, and social service professionals with the goal to bring research based solutions to address the complex needs of foster and adopted children, youth and families in today’s world. By launching the Center for Advanced Practice, we create influence and impact for improving system-wide delivery of evidenced based and promising practices to ensure high-quality and high impact results for children and families. We serve as a link to research infrastructure, policy development and practice implementation.We will be a resource to professionals who are looking to gain knowledge and improve their practice. We offer schools, agencies, medical practices and other organizations consultation, training and expert opinions. We serve as partner to universities interested in furthering research in areas that impact outcomes for children, youth and families. We incubate best practice solutions, provide educational trainings, offer workshops, professional consultation, information dissemination and seek to collaborate to promote the well-being of children.