Beyond Evidence: The Power of ‘Why’ in Shaping Responsive Program Models for Therapeutic Care Interventions

Discover how a dynamic program model, guided by a theory of change, facilitates informed decision-making, enhances the experience of children and families, and strengthens organizational culture and resilience. Our presentation will delve into shaping child-centered therapeutic care. Anchored with evidence-based principles, organizations can foster a culture of adaptability and sustained success.


Martha Holden

Director, Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) , Cornell University

Anton Smith, MSW, RSW

Executive Director , Oak Hill Boys Ranch


Elliott G. Smith, Ph.D.

Research Associate , Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University