The Foundling’s Implementation Support Center Brings Evidence-Based Practices to Guatemala

In November 2018, several members of The Foundling’s Implementation Support Center (ISC) traveled to Guatemala and met with the leadership team of The Comprehensive Health, Opportunities and Human Rights Programs at the Barbara Ford Peacebuilding Center. And later this month, staff from the Barbara Ford Peacebuilding Center will come to New York City to continue conversations and next steps.


The ISC team worked hand-in-hand with the program team at Barbara Ford Peacebuilding Center to discuss a long-view and identified immediate next steps with implementing several tools that have been successful for The Foundling in the world of evidence-based models work.


“Our goal was to get everyone focused on adherence and outcomes while we build a taste for evidence-based programming. We spent the morning listening to staff and experts describe their projects, their strengths, barriers, and dreams,” says Sylvia Rowlands, Senior Vice President of Evidence-Based Community Programs at The Foundling, and Implementation Support Center Senior Advisor. “We learned so much. On the first day, we spent the afternoon in a quasi-World Cafe exercise and it was an amazing and transformational experience for all of us.


Since 2012, our ISC team has partnered with organizations and agencies across the world to find the research-based program and therapy models that will work best for them and begin utilizing them in their communities to dramatically improve outcomes for children, adults, and families. To learn more about the work of our ISC, visit www.nyfoundling.org/ISC.


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