Dr. Camela Hughes has been on LaSalle’s staff since 2012 as the Program Assessment and Effectiveness Research Specialist. Her research interests include evidence based practice, trauma informed care, and the linkages between client characteristics, treatment interventions, and outcomes for youth. Dr. Hughes actively presents on these topics at regional, national and international conferences and trainings. Dr. Hughes is the Co-Principal Investigator of Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR), a University/agency partnership designed to aid LaSalle School in the development and testing of a theory of change to help determine what methods work best with which clients. She is also the Co-Chair of the Association of Children’s Residential Centers Research Committee.