EDC develops practitioner-informed professional development and resources that build professional and organizational capacities. We engage educators, health providers, and community agency staff in communities of practice that reflect current findings on effective strategies to support adult learning and systems improvements.

We develop and deliver training and technical assistance to frontline staff in classrooms, clinics, and communities that support their use of evidence-based practices to enhance services. We also build policymakers’ capacity to collect, analyze, and use data to guide decision-making.

Learn about EDC’s work to strengthen early childhood interventions with Continuous Quality Improvement.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on capacity building for individuals, organizations, and systems. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Reports

This factsheet provides an overview of some of EDC’s work to strengthen systems and services to help families, home visitors, community members, educators, and healthcare professionals ensure that

White papers

The authors share the findings of an EDC study that investigated whether the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network framework could be applied in the field of injury and violence prevention to reduce fatalities, hospitalizations and emergency department visits among 0–19-year-olds.

Studies

A participatory research with youth and communities in Southern Philippines

Toolkits

This guide supports educators in creating, planning, and implementing innovative media projects with young people as part of the Adobe Youth Voices program.

Websites

This website offers free resources to help teachers provide effective instruction and support to students who are struggling with mathematics.

Studies

This study examines the relationship between Puerto Rico’s high school characteristics and student graduation rates.

Websites

EDC developed Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex (VOICES/VOCES), a video-based intervention designed to increase condom use among heterosexual African American and La

Toolkits

Use this tool to create a comprehensive map of all of your SEL and mental health programs, practices, and policies using the multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework.

Fact sheets

The Somali Interactive Radio Instruction Program (SIRIP) advances stabilization in Somalia by delivering education in a precarious situation and by giving children the capabilities they will need t

Studies

This data brief from the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) describes some of the steps being taken by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and T