Community Conversations

PHILLIPS Programs hosted a Community Conversation on the Past, Present, and Future of Evidence-Based Programs in Family and Youth Services on Friday, October 21. Expert Panelists included Janet L. Bessmer, PhD, LCP; Ira Lourie, MD; Pamela Meadowcroft, PhD; and Douglas Muetzel. Expert Panel Bios

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The group discussed the capability of our communities and their interest in supporting evidence-based models of youth service. Attendees also discussed the relevance of evidence-based programs in our community.

Participants included policymakers, funders, referral and case management staff, providers & practitioners.

Results: A conversation that mattered, shifting small talk to bigger talk, making sense of evidence-based programs for the future in our region.

For more information please contact Sandy Porteous at or (703) 658-9054.

View PHILLIPS Community Conversation flyer.