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The National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care is pleased to announce the posting of its first series of webinars. The Center was established to provide programmatic and evaluation technical assistance to the nine communities participating in the Children's Bureau Improving Child Welfare Outcomes through Systems of Care demonstration initiative. The webinars draw on the experiences of the grant communities and summarize their challenges, promising practices, and lessons learned.
Topics covered in this first set of webinars include:
Understanding Systems and Organizational Change
Presenters: Aracelis Gray, Project Director, National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care; Maryrose McCarthy, Director, Child Welfare Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work; Judy Davis, Administrator, Mental Health/Mental Retardation, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Andrea Richardson, Practice Improvement Specialist, The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work; Nigel Nathaniel, Director, Office of Community Partnership, NYC Administration for Children’s Services; Derrick Hinds, Deputy Director, NYC Administration for Children’s Services
This webinar highlights the impact of the Systems of Care initiative on building interagency collaboration among child welfare and other child- and family-serving agencies, and in integrating a system of care principle-guided approach into child welfare agencies’ policies, procedures, and practices.
Developing the Infrastructure for a System of Care
Presenters: Gary De Carolis, Senior Consultant, National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care; Liz Snyder, Research Scientist, Duke University; Gary Ander, Director, System of Care, Alamance County Department of Social Services
Webinar presenters discuss the process of developing an infrastructure to support the implementation and sustainability of a system of care.
Meaningful Family Involvement: Beyond the Case Plan
Presenters: Nicole Bossard, Technical Assistance Specialist, National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care; Judy Knittel, Family Engagement Supervisor, Children and Family Services, Contra Costa County, CA; Cheryl Barrett, Heritage Parent Partner, Children and Family Services, Contra Costa County, CA; Jill Duerr Berrick, Professor, U.C. Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
This presentation explores the transformative role of family involvement in the Child Welfare Systems of Care initiative. Discussants share the ways in which the demonstration initiative facilitated the development of parent leadership and the integration of family voices in agency policies, procedures, and practices.
To access the webinar recordings, transcripts, and presentation slides, please visit: http://www.childwelfare.gov/management/reform/soc/communicate/initiative/ntaec.cfm