Community of Practice (COP)

A Community of Practice (CoP) is defined as "a group of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise by interacting on an ongoing basis" (CDC)

A venn diagram  with overlapping values of Domain - Area of shared interest & key issues, Practice - Body of knowledge methods, stories, tools developed, Community - Relationships built through discussion, activities and learning

The IMPACT WV program and the West Virginia Home Visitation program are partnering to launch a series of Communities of Practice (CoP) to help participants exchange technical information and share experiences about a variety of topics related to serving clients currently experiencing or who have past experiences with substance abuse.


Community of Practice: Serving Children or Parents with Disabilities
June 1, 2021 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom online meeting

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and discuss the prevalence of disability nationally and in WV
  2. Describe historical approaches to disability services across the lifespan
  3. Review common service needs and remaining gaps
  4. Describe how rural living and social determinants may influence disability services.

Presented by: Dr. Lesley Cottrell

Lesley Cottrell is a Developmental Psychologist by training and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at West Virginia University. She is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED). Her research largely examines child and adolescent health decision making emphasizing family influences in these decisions.

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