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Child Welfare News

Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being aims to move from traditional, reactive child protection systems to those designed to support child and family well-being and prevent child maltreatment and unnecessary family separations. Click here for the full press release.

This Week

Black women and girls are disproportionately harmed by sex trafficking. Learn more during this thought provoking webinar.

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Participants will learn to develop progress updates to provide a concise, current understanding of the child and family's status and progress to evaluate outcomes, interventions, and services for their continued appropriateness. These updates are created when fundamental decisions are being made for the child or children, or when a formal re-evaluation of protective capacities and the child’s needs are required. Participants will identify a self-correcting process that leads to finding what works for the child & family as well as determining standardized criteria for the closure of child welfare cases involving an unsafe child.

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2021 Case Management Practice Series Flyer

Grief and loss play a central role in foster, adoptive, and kinship placements—both for children and youth and for their caregivers. To effectively support resource families, services must directly address grief and loss.

In this AdoptUSKids webinar, you will learn the basics of how grief and loss affect resource families. Presenters will share tools and strategies to increase staff knowledge about grief and loss, including through the use of the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI), and to incorporate support into services for foster, adoptive, and kinship families. You will also learn how several support programs incorporate grief and loss into their services for resources families.

Click this link for additional information and to register for this event.

Participants will learn to develop progress updates to provide a concise, current understanding of the child and family's status and progress to evaluate outcomes, interventions, and services for their continued appropriateness. These updates are created when fundamental decisions are being made for the child or children, or when a formal re-evaluation of protective capacities and the child’s needs are required. Participants will identify a self-correcting process that leads to finding what works for the child & family as well as determining standardized criteria for the closure of child welfare cases involving an unsafe child.

Click this link for additional information and to register for this event.

2021 Case Management Practice Series Flyer

Grief and loss play a central role in foster, adoptive, and kinship placements—both for children and youth and for their caregivers. To effectively support resource families, services must directly address grief and loss.

In this AdoptUSKids webinar, you will learn the basics of how grief and loss affect resource families. Presenters will share tools and strategies to increase staff knowledge about grief and loss, including through the use of the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI), and to incorporate support into services for foster, adoptive, and kinship families. You will also learn how several support programs incorporate grief and loss into their services for resources families.

Click this link for additional information and to register for this event.


Upcoming

Since March 2020, children across the country have been isolated at home participating in distance learning. The impacts academically, socially and emotionally have been staggering, particularly for children with pre-existing serious emotional disorders and their families. There has been a reduction in referrals to child protective services, an increase in isolation, depression, anxiety, and a decrease in engagement which can lead to lower academic success. What do all of these things mean in the short-term and the long-term? What can be done to attempt to mitigate some of these adverse effects? Join our Roundtable Discussion as we provide information and answer your questions.

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The Safe Children Coalition is pleased to announce their 2021 Annual Conference that will be held virtually April 29-30, 2021. In addition to amazing speakers, they are offering a virtual Provider Meet & Greet where you can chat with providers about their programs and services.

The deadline for registration is April 15, 2021.

Click HERE for more information and to register for this event.