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Lydia Franco, PhD, LMSW

Education and Innovation Officer,
NYU McSilver Institute

Lydia Franco, PhD, LMSW is the Education and Innovation Officer at the NYU McSilver Institute. She provides oversight to multiple statewide training and technical assistance centers supporting the youth, family and peer behavioral health workforce. Previously, Dr. Franco co-led the development of the 4 Rs and 2 Ss for Strengthening Families model and provides training and technical assistance expertise locally and nationally on engagement best practices, family strengthening approaches, workforce resilience, coaching and supervision, implementation science, and culturally responsive services. Dr. Franco received her MSSW from Columbia University and her PhD in Social Work from Rutgers University.