C4 experts—Kathleen Ferreira, Director of Research and Evaluation, and Molly Richard, Research Coordinator—are presenting at the American Evaluation Association Conference in Cleveland, OH.

Kathleen Ferreira is presenting a poster about the “Motivational Interviewing Simulator: An Experiential Online Training Tool” on October 31, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm. C4 developed and evaluated the Simulator to guide users through case-based scenarios intended to strengthen and reinforce skills for supporting and supporting individuals through behavior changes. The poster highlights key findings from a mixed methods study and provides recommendations for future use in the human services field.

Molly Richard is presenting a poster about “Participant Voices at the Podium: Using Interview Audio in the Fight Against Racism and Homelessness” on October 31, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm. What kind of power lies in bringing historically oppressed voices into rooms where they usually are not present? What limitations and opportunities do evaluators face in including those voices? The poster shares findings, showcases participant voices, and facilitates discussion about these questions.

Ferreira is also chairing a session on “Strategies and Methods to Enhance Evaluation in Behavioral Health” on November 2, 2018 from 2:15-3:15 pm.

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