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.

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Senior International Technical Advisor
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Managing Project Director
Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
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Senior Research Scientist
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Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
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Director of Prevention and Practice
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Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
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Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
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Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Portfolio Lead, Suicide, Violence, and Injury Prevention
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Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
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Senior Research Scientist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
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Project Director
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Managing Project Director
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Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
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Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Senior Project Director
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Senior Research Scientist
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director
Maria Valenti
Community Psychologist
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Associate Director
Jack Vondras
Certified Prevention Specialist
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy

Projects

Resources

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

Toolkits

This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains reports, evaluations, and toolkits produced by Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) partners and principal investigators with DR K–12 grant

Toolkits

This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.

Websites

This free website offers middle school mathematics teachers proven strategies to support English learners’ success.

Resource libraries

This resource library on the CADRE website highlights opportunities, resources, and projects that aim to increase involvement for underserved and underrepresented populations at all levels of STEM

Videos

This series of three engaging, animated videos presents some key considerations and potential pitfalls to avoid in choosing and using an effective curriculum.

Toolkits

This guide helps school districts choose the computer science (CS) curricula that best suit their communities’ needs.

Toolkits

This free workshop kit is designed to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and t

Websites

EDC’s TV411.org is a free, multimedia, interactive hub of hundreds of engaging videos and materials that build the reading, writing, science, and math skills of adults with low literacy.

Toolkits

This toolkit provides program designers with information on how to develop and implement effective early childhood interactive audio instruction (IAI) programs in a range of settings.