Martha Holden

Director, Residential Child Care Project (RCCP)

Cornell University

Martha J. Holden is a Senior Extension Associate with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and the Director of the Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University. Ms Holden is the author of the book, Children and Residential Experiences (CARE): Creating Conditions for Change. She provides technical assistance and training to residential child caring agencies, schools, juvenile justice programs and child welfare organizations throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Israel, and Russia. In addition to her extensive experience in training, writing, and curriculum development, Ms Holden has served as an administrator overseeing the day-to-day operation of a residential treatment agency for children, including its education resources. Ms. Holden has been studying how to prevent the occurrence of institutional abuse and improve the quality of care for children in out of home placements through training, technical assistance, and influencing organizational culture throughout her career.