Liz Snyder is trained as an experimental psychologist, with a focus on cognitive development. Since joining the Center in 2006 her work has focused on evaluating program, practice, and service effectiveness for at-risk children and families. Her projects include:
The evaluation of a comprehensive family assessment
process to improve child welfare outcomes in Alamance County;
A SAMHSA child mental health initiative serving transition age youth (16-21) in Durham, North Carolina;
The evaluation of the East Durham Children’s Initiative, which seeks to transform outcomes for children who reside in a 120-block area east of downtown Durham, NC; and
The evaluation of a system of care infrastructure grant
awarded to the North Carolina Division of Social Services.
Prior to coming to the Center, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During that time her research and training experiences involved both the Carolina Interdisciplinary Large-Scale Policy Research Training and the National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study.
- Ph.D. University of Louisville - 2004
- Snyder, E., Lawrence, C.N., Weatherholt, T., & Nagy, P. (Accepted, December, 2012).
The benefits of motivational interviewing and coaching for improving the practice of comprehensive family assessments in child welfare. Child Welfare.
- Snyder, E.,Lawrence, C.N., & Nagy, P. (Submitted, December, 2012).
Comprehensive Family Assessment: Benefits of motivational interviewing and coaching for improving family engagement. Children and Youth Services Review.
- Snyder, E., Lawrence, C.N., Weatherholt, T., & Rabiner, D. "East Durham Children's Initiative: Findings from Year One." December, 2012
- Snyder, E. "Comprehensive Family Assessments to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Impact on Job Satisfaction for Frontline Staff." October, 2012
- Snyder, E.H., Lawrence, C.N., & Dodge, K.A. (April, 2012).
The impact of system of care support in adherence to wraparound principles in child and family teams in child welfare in North Carolina. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(4), 639-647. [abs]
- Comprehensive family assessments to improve child welfare outcomes: The role of motivational interviewing and coaching, Prevent Child Abuse NC Learning and Leadership Summit, Raleigh, NC, March, 2013
- Implementing comprehensive family assessment: Lessons learned in changing behavior, adapting organizational structures and redefining relationships with stakeholders, 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC, April, 2012
- Evaluation Communication Strategies, Children's Bureau Grantee Webinar, April, 2012
- DSS comprehensive family assessment: Benefits of coaching and motivational interviewing, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s Learning & Leadership Summit on Evidence-Based Programs & Family Strengthening Practice, New Bern, NC., March, 2011
- Comprehensive family assessment: Collaborative models for improving clinical assessment and engagement skills, Child Welfare League of America National Conference, Washington, DC., March, 2011
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