Mark Lardner

Senior Policy Analyst

Mark Lardner is a Senior Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall, providing training and technical assistance to systems implementing the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool and Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM). On the Chapin Hall Information Center (CHIC) team, he develops reporting and data collection systems to give practitioners, clinicians, and system administrators timely feedback on their practice for service planning.

Prior to coming to Chapin Hall, Lardner was the director of CANS Implementation for the State of Maryland while working at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In this role, he worked closely with the child welfare system on cross-systems initiatives aimed at developing a comprehensive service array based upon the identification of youth needs and strengths. In addition, Lardner served as a liaison between the public and private sides of the child welfare system. He was awarded a Praed Foundation Outcomes Champion Award in 2013 for his work in Maryland. Before joining the University of Maryland, Lardner worked directly with children and families in the child welfare system and the education system in Maryland and New York City.

Lardner earned his Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland and his Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University.

Masters in Social Work, University of Maryland

Bachelor of Arts, Fairfield University

Israel, N., Lardner, M., & Mader, N. (2017, October). Guerrilla reporting: Leveraging free and existing resources to rapidly disseminate TCOM information. Workshop conducted at the 13th annual TCOM Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Lardner, M. & Zlatevski, D. (2017, October). Assessment Implementation and Practice Integration: TCOM and Workforce Development. Workshop conducted at the 13th annual TCOM Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Lardner, M., Harper, M., Thyssen, M., Johnson, D., & Lund, B. (2017, September). Serving Children with High-Needs in the Foster Care System. Presented at the Engage and Excel Conference, Austin, TX.

Brylske, P., Lardner, M., Kisiel, C., & Shimshock, S. (2017, July). FFTA’s Transformational Collaborative Outcome Management (TCOM) Learning Community. Presented at the 31st Annual Conference Family Focused Treatment Association, Chicago, IL.

Brylske, P., Lardner, M. & Mallon, N. (2014, March). The CANS and TCOM 2.0- Implementation, Integration, Application, and Intervention. Presented at The 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL.

Israel, N.& Lardner, M. (2014, November). Information for Transformation. Presented at the 10th Annual CANS Conference, Chicago, IL.

Dollard, N., Israel, N.& Lardner, M. (2014, November). Using the CANS to Ensure Fidelity and Monitor Outcomes in Wraparound. Presented at the 10th Annual CANS Conference, Chicago, IL.

Cosgrove, J., Lardner, M., & Lee, B. R. (2014, January). Assessing multiple methods for measuring clinical change using the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strength (CANS) Assessment. Society for Social Work and Research. San Antonio, TX.

Lardner, M. D. (2015). Are restrictiveness of care decisions based on youth level of need?: A multilevel modal analysis of placement levels using the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 32(3), 195-207.