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Name: Richard Barth
Title:Dean and Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Phone:410 -706 -7794
Expertise:Research, Evidence Based Practices
State: National
Bio: Dr. Barth is the Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland. Dr. Barth will be serving as Co-Principal Investigator with Ms. Zabel and as a child welfare subject matter expert on this contract. Dr. Barth has served as Dean since 2006 and, in this position, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the School. Dr. Barth has directed more than 60 studies including service as Co-Principal Investigator of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, the first national probability study of child welfare services. Barth has been involved with multiple task orders to develop reports related to child welfare services (CWS), his subject matter expertise. Barth currently sits on the Research Advisory Committees for the NIMH Early Experience, Stress and Neurodevelopmental Center at the University of Minnesota and the NIDA CWS and Addiction Prevention and Treatment Center at the Oregon Social Learning Center. He is also a member of the Research Advisory Board of the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for CWS, which evaluates evidence-based CWS and services in mental health and substance abuse that are relevant to CWS. Barth has published papers on a range of community-based interventions for parents and children including parenting interventions, foster parent training, and the integration of evidence-based practice concepts into CWS. Barth has extensive experience with mental health services and multi-sector services research, including studying the transition from child welfare to juvenile services and the use of CWS for families with behavioral health problems. Barth has been a foster parent and is an adoptive parent; he is involved with systems of care including juvenile services, special education, domestic violence, corrections, and integrated services (e.g., Willie M. Program in NC).