OVC Applied Research and

Best Practice Symposium

A Researcher-Practitioner Collaborative

The 2014 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium united top academic OVC researchers with leaders of faith-based NGOs serving children around the globe. Practitioners gained exposure to incisive research and empirical data on key issues, innovations and best practices in the field. Researchers had a rare opportunity to directly strengthen frontline practices worldwide.


Dr. Dana Johnson, University of Minnesota Medical School and SPOON Foundation
Tackling Malnutrition in Orphanages – Where to Begin
Dr. Charles Nelson, Harvard University
What Neuroscience & Social Science Tell Us About the Effect of Care Environments on Children (Co-presenting with Dr. Whetten)
William Wubbenhorst, Baylor University (Non-Resident Scholar) and Social Capital Valuations
Measuring the Social ROI of Care Initiatives for Vulnerable Children in the U.S. and Globally
Dr. Judith Cohen, Drexel University College of Medicine
Implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

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