Liz Snyder is trained as a research psychologist, with a focus on cognitive development. Her work includes program evaluation and community-based research in the areas of prevention and intervention. Her major research interests include design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions in the child welfare, early childhood, education and mental health service delivery systems. 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.
Program Evaluation, Education, Child Maltreatment, Children's Mental Health
- Ph.D. University of Louisville - 2004
Recent Publications (More Publications)
- Snyder, E., Lawrence, C.N., Weatherholt, T., Rosanbalm, M.K., & Rabiner, D. "The East Durham Children's Initiative: Year two evaluation." December, 2013
- Snyder, E.,Lawrence, C.N., Rosanbalm, M.K., & Nagy, P. (Submitted, December, 2013). Comprehensive Family Assessment: The impact of motivational interviewing and coaching on child welfare outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review.
- Snyder, E., Rosanbalm, M.K., & Weatherholt, T. "Comprehensive Family Assessment final report: A process, practice and outcome evaluation." September, 2013
- Lawrence, C.N. & Snyder, E. "BECOMING Evaluation Report: Year One Implementation." July, 2013
- Lawrence, C.N. & Snyder, E. "BECOMING Blueprinting and Learning Process Summary Report." January, 2013
- The maturation of a SAMHSA System of Care project: How the BECOMING project adjusted its service model in response to environmental changes and self-reflection, 27th Annual Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL, March, 2014 Lawrence, C.N., Snyder, E., Oshel, A., & Currey, D.
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