Research Translation & Dissemination: Best Practices and Approaches

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August 22, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Scott and Ward
Presenters Mindy Scott (left) and Alana Ward.

The ability to translate and disseminate research to practitioners, educators, and policymakers is critical to ensuring that findings are relevant, useful, and applied. These skills also promote the likelihood of the research being communicated clearly to those that would most benefit from the findings. Despite the importance of making results tangible, researchers may not be aware of the evolving methods and strategies available for translating and disseminating research.

This webinar will provide an opportunity for the audience to learn about the importance of research translation and dissemination, hear about specific methodologies and approaches to this process, understand which audiences are best suited for the information, and discover best practices of relaying information to others. The presenters will introduce the audience to several methods of research translation and dissemination that have been developed and used by researchers at Child Trends to inform and improve programs and policies for children, youth, and families. Real-world examples will be shared by both the presenters and attendees, providing an opportunity to learn about best practices in research translation and dissemination based on diverse audience(s).

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify target audiences for research translation and dissemination;
  2. Utilize different methods for research translation; and
  3. Use effective communication strategies and tactics to disseminate research to key audiences.

Approved for 1 hour of CFLE continuing education credit.

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About the Presenters

Mindy Scott, Ph.D., is a senior research scholar and program area director at Child Trends. Dr. Scott has over 15 years of experience conducting research on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and translating the results of that research into accessible and relevant recommendations and strategies for program developers; program facilitators; and local, state, and federal funding agencies. Her research interests focus on adolescent and young adult relationship dynamics, the transition to sex, adolescent parenting and coparenting, and young fathers. 

Alana Ward, MPP, MST, is a senior research communications specialist at Child Trends with over 12 years’ experience leading communications strategy and research translation on a range of topics, including sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health, and youth suicide prevention. She directs projects focused on strategic dissemination, stakeholder engagement, and digital content development.

The views expressed in this webinar may not represent the views of the entire organization.


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