2012, June 1st
Presenter at an invited talk on psychosocial interventions for children and families at the Danish "What Works?" conference for policy makers and program directors.
2012, May 31st - Copenhagen, Denmark
Moderator of a panel discussion on systematic reviews at the international Campbell Collaboration colloquium in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2012, May 28th - London, England
Participant in a small seminar at the London School of Economics. The topic was common elements and essential characteristics of effective psychosocial treatments. The twelve participants included philosophers of science (Nancy Cartwright, Eleanora Montuschi), social work scholars (Eileen Munro, Rick Barth), sociologists (Ray Pawson), psychologists, and methodologists.
2010, January 28 - Maryland
Lecture, "The science of research synthesis: Principles and methods of systematic reviews and meta-analysis" at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
2009, November 16-17 - Portland, Oregon
Delivered two presentations titled "Why racial disproportionality is the most important problem in the U.S. child welfare system" and "Power, privilege, and racism: Understanding racial disproportionality in the child welfare system" at a series of meetings on racial injustice arranged by the Governor of Oregon and Portland State University.
2009, September 12 - Berlin, Germany
Delivered address on "Evidence-Based Social Policy" at an international conference on neurobiology. Conference focus was on potential uses of insights from cognitive neuroscience to improve health, education, and social policy.
2009, June 15 - London, UK
Delivered a paper on the logic of complex social interventions and the uses and misuses of research in policy and practice at the London School of Economics.
2009, June 5 - Chicago, Illinois
Delivered "capstone" paper at symposium on evidence for social work practice at University of Chicago School's Social Service Administration's (SSA) Centennial celebration.
2009, May 18- Oslo, Norway
Keynote speech, "Supporting policy and practice: Why systematic reviews matter" at the Campbell Collaboration Colloquium.
2009, May 18 - Oslo, Norway
Delivered a peer-reviewed paper at Campbell Collaboration Colloquium , describing systematic review of research on Multisystemic Therapy.
2009, April 27 - University of Maryland
Panel Discussant at the 9th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium, at the University of Maryland, College Park; “Meta-analysis and complex interventions”.
2009, January 16 - New Orleans, LA
Peer-reviewed roundtable discussant on evidence-based practice at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research.
2008, November 20-21 - University of Toronto, Canada
Delivered a workshop on “Campbell Collaboration Methods: Systematic reviews and meta-analysis” with Terri Pigott and Betsy Becker.
Littell, J.H. (co-author with Aron Shlonsky)(2009). Toward evidence-informed policy and practice in child welfare. In Better Evidence for a Better World, vol edited by Mark Lipsey and Eamonn Noonan. New Delhi, India: Global Development Network.
Littell, J. H. (in press). Evidence-based practice: Evidence or
orthodoxy? In B. L. Duncan, S. D. Miller, & B. Wampold (Eds.), The
Heart and Soul of Change: What Works In Therapy, 2nd edition.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Littell, J. H. (in press). The science of research synthesis. In A. E. Fortune, P. McCallion, & K. Briar-Lawson (Eds.), Advancing Practice Research in Social Work for the 21st Century. Columbia University Press.
Littell, J. H., & Corcoran, J. (in press). Systematic reviews. In B. Thyer (Ed), The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Corcoran, J., & Littell, J. H. (in press). Meta-analysis. In B. Thyer (Ed). The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Boruch, R., Weissburd, D., Turner, H., Karpyn, A., & Littell, J. H. (2009). Randomized controlled trials for evaluation and planning. In L. Bickman & D. Rog (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, 2nd edition (pp. 147-181). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Corcoran, J., & Littell, J. H. (2009). Meta-analysis and evidence-based practice. In A. R. Roberts (Ed), Social Workers’ Desk Reference, 2nd edition (pp. 1149-1152). New York: Oxford University Press.
Littell, J. H., & Corcoran, J. (2009). Systematic reviews and evidence-based practice. In A. R. Roberts (Ed.), Social Workers’ Desk Reference, 2nd edition (pp. 1152-1156). New York: Oxford University Press.
Littell, J. H., Corcoran, J., & Pillai, V. (2008). Systematic reviews and meta-analysis. New York: Oxford University Press.
2009 Pro Humanitate Literary Award for "literary works which best exemplify the intellectual integrity and moral courage required to transcend political and social
barriers to promote best practice in the field of child welfare". This jurried award is for Littell's article, "Evidence-based or biased? The quality of published reviews of evidence-based practices", which appeared in Children and Youth Services Review in 2008.
Scientific Program Committee for the 2010 joint colloquium of the Cochrane Collaboration (C1) and the Campbell Collaboration (C2). C1 and C2 are two international, interdisciplinary organizations that conduct and disseminate rigorous syntheses of results of empirical research on health and social care. The colloquium will be held in Keystone, Colorado in October 2010.
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