Lessons Learned from Implementing Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs) in a Virtual Environment
Date: July 16th, 2020
Join us for a conversation about what has and hasn’t worked with implementing evidence-based programs virtually. Three presenters will share their learnings. Eric Opoku Agyemang will explore what the literature suggest about best practices for virtual mentoring. Blair Brooke-Weiss will summarize recommendations for implementing Guiding Good Choices virtually and lessons from the field. Finally, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez will provide learnings from converting the Stress and Coping Program to an online format. We will also offer opportunities for participants to share their experiences from delivering evidence-based practices in virtual settings.
Eric Opoku Agyemang, is the Leadership Program Director at Puget Sound Sage where he recruits, trains, and resources emerging leaders of color to serve on decision making tables including city and municipal boards and commissions. Prior to joining Sage, Eric served as the co-founder and executive director of the Cheerful Hearts Foundation, a non-profit that uses community-based interventions to address child trafficking in the West African fishing industry. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree in Social Welfare at the University of Washington and an intern at the Social Development Research Group (SDRG).
Blair Brooke-Weiss, is a Senior Communities That Care Specialist, at the University of Washington, Center for Communities that Care (CTC) where she leads the Center’s training and coaching core. She is a certified Communities That Care trainer and coach. She has extensive experience providing CTC workshops and proactive technical assistance to community leaders, boards and coalitions.
AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, is an Associate Professor and Human and Family Development Regional Specialist with Washington State University Extension. Her research focus is with evidence-based programs (EBPs) to address social-ecological factors through a prevention lens. She is a co-investigator on multiple federal research studies focused on cultural adaptations of evidence-based prevention programs. She is an international consultant with the PanAmerican Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) focusing on taking EBPs and addressing cultural adaptations for an international context.