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So here is a short update. Simon Hesselberg and I met Capita in last week had a very positive meeting. Capita confirmed they are looking VRS Video Relay Service service for PIP call centre and have promised to keep us updated on decisions and progress - hopefully, to happen very soon. We all agreed training was a priority. How to work with individuals from the deaf community, including awareness of the types of language choice available. It would be wrong to assume that BSL British Sign Language is the only practical communication mode for all deaf people, which is not true.
For example, some use sign language, some use lip-reading or writing, some use feeling the hands when signing for ushers or deaf-blind, and many to mention.
Training to include a deaf person to give insight into the life of the deaf individual, the culture of the deaf community, etc. Join us for this discussion with youth, child welfare agency presenters and representatives of national resource centers.
General - Blueprint for Change: GIS in Child Welfare. Register for this webinar online. Join us for this discussion with child welfare partners and national resource center representatives. From San Diego, CA: From Pima County, AZ: On Partnerships with Education: Project Publications Coming soon on this website: On Partnerships with Courts: Asking the Right Questions II: On Credit Transfer and School Completion: This session will explore how strategic thinking can be employed to align multiple plans and make them more effective tools for moving the agency forward.
Presenters will describe what is meant by strategic thinking and discuss how this type of thinking has helped them to coordinate, integrate and align practice models and related initiatives to form more comprehensive approaches for making improvements. Join us to hear about the resources available to help agencies focus their plans and actions effectively, and how colleagues in other States have embraced this challenge. Background Materials from our Florida presenters: Gone Astray in Service Array?
Co-sponsored by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare This session will explore strategies child welfare agencies can use to expand access to substance abuse services for children and families in child welfare systems. Presenters will discuss the extent to which substance abuse needs are tracked in child welfare systems, the availability of substance abuse services, and approaches agencies can use to document the treatment gap and negotiate with treatment systems.
Representatives from two jurisdictions that are actively addressing this issue will share the challenges and lessons learned in these efforts.
Join us for this discussion of how to strengthen your service array in this critical area. Accountability off the Track, by John R. Building Ongoing Stakeholder Involvement in Program Improvement and the Life of the Agency As child welfare agencies increasingly recognize that the outcomes of safety, permanency and well-being cannot be achieved by an agency acting alone, agencies are exploring how to build a culture that makes collaboration a way of life for the agency versus a sporadic event.
This session will explore approaches agencies are taking to structure ongoing stakeholder involvement in the continual work of making program improvements. Presenters will describe strategies that can be used to build collaboration, and the structures agencies are using to continually work with partners. Join us for this opportunity to learn about ways to build ongoing collaboration with critical stakeholders.
Stakeholder Involvement and Interagency Collaboration - Curriculum: Community Partnerships and Linkages: Stakeholder Involvement in Child Welfare.
In this session, representatives of national organizations will provide an overview of data exchange efforts and their relationship to performance measurement and describe ongoing national initiatives and technical assistance available from the Children's Bureau's Training and Technical Assistance Network. They will join with representatives from child welfare agencies and courts to discuss lessons learned, and how some specific barriers - such as privacy concerns and communication between program and technology staff - have been addressed.
Please join us to learn about and discuss the benefits and challenges of these collaborative efforts. Working Across Systems to Improve Outcomes for Young Children There is a growing awareness of the critical importance of development in the early years of birth to age five, and young children in child welfare systems often have pressing developmental needs.
This session will explore strategies agencies and their partners can use to successfully identify and address these needs. Hear from national experts and representatives from sites that have been able to improve collaboration to bring about better outcomes for young children.
Training to Improve Practice in Rural Areas: Innovative Strategies and Resources In rural and remote areas, child welfare agencies are often challenged to provide high quality services.
In this session, presenters will describe strategies they have used to improve practice in rural areas, often involving extensive collaboration and innovative outreach approaches. Come and join in this discussion of training approaches that can be successful in rural areas. Listen as MP3 Agenda and Contact Information.
Children's Bureau Express Articles. Tribal STAR - http: Texas State University - San Marcos - http: Missouri State University - http: Experiences with Systems Change: Presenters will provide an overview of findings from evaluation data and explore two principles that emerged as key to the systemic change that is fundamental to systems of care: Representatives from sites engaged in building systems of care will share the benefits and challenges of working with families and across systems to strengthen their services to children and families.
From Jefferson County, CO: On Systems of Care: A Closer Look Series: Strategies for Success Co-sponsored by the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues Have you faced barriers as you have tried to improve collaboration with your court system? In this session, the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues will describe the free technical assistance services that are available to courts and agencies to help overcome barriers to collaboration.
Come join us to learn about and discuss strategies you can use to improve collaboration. Order a free copy from the Child Welfare Information Gateway catalogue. During the April 7 telconference a few resources were mentioned that were not posted on our website. Here is the information for how to access those resources:. Strengthening Your Agency Attorney Office. Order a free copy from the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Evidence Based Practice in Child Welfare Are you continually assessing the effectiveness of the services your agency provides?
Many child welfare agencies are working to implement services that evidence has shown to be more effective in improving outcomes for children and families. In this session, a national expert will provide an introduction to evidence based practices in child welfare and advice for child welfare agencies on identifying and using these practices. Leaders and managers from agencies will also share the benefits and challenges they have faced as they have worked to adopt evidence based practices.
The session will also include time for questions, so join us to learn and share in the discussion of evidence based practices in child welfare. A searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders - Child Welfare Information Gateway: Module 7 service array and financing of this system of care curriculum has a section on evidence based practice, covering examples, challenges to implementation and strategies and incentives for implementation.
Benefits and Costs for Washington, July Supporting Effective Child Welfare Supervision 1: Supporting Effective Child Welfare Supervision 2: Moving Forward Co-sponsored by the National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology This call will highlight approaches agencies are using to develop and implement effective supports for child welfare supervisors.
Presenters will highlight the technical assistance services available from the National Resource Centers to help agencies organize a collaborative process to assess and make improvements in child welfare supervision.
Agency representatives engaged in the process will describe the steps they have taken to strengthen supervision and will share their successes and lessons learned. Moving Forward PowerPoint Presentation: Bringing Prevention to the Table: Presenters will discuss how you can work with your CBCAP agency to enhance your array of services and achieve better overall success in keeping children safe.
Due to technical issues, an audio recording of this session is not available--our apologies. A CFSR page featuring: Recruitment and Retention of a Qualified Workforce Lessons Learned Part 3 in the series "Recruitment and Retention of a Qualified Workforce" Is your agency challenged to recruit and retain a highly qualified workforce? Join us for this look at what has been learned about effective recruitment and retention strategies.
Representatives from three of the projects will describe their work and the results of the evaluations they have undertaken. These include tracking changes in the perception of the work environment, longitudinal data on workers and workforce retention and turnover data. Recruitment and Retention PowerPoint Presentation.
Hear a national perspective on strategies that work, and learn about practical tools that can be used to build collaborative efforts and stronger systems for identifying and successfully treating these families. For this session, participants will be able to connect to a website to view a presentation in addition to calling in on an audio line.
Watch for an email with instructions for participating! Listen as MP3 20 MB. Issues and Promising Strategies: This series will feature information from those projects. In this first session, presenters will provide data on national trends in the child welfare workforce and the multiple costs of workforce issues for agencies, children and families. They will also provide an overview of promising strategies developed by the grantees to improve recruitment, selection and retention. A child welfare administrator who has taken a comprehensive approach to addressing workforce issues will discuss the steps taken and the difference this has made in a Colorado county.
States and Communities Sharing Their Experience: Meaningful Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Families with Substance Use Disorders" Presented by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare and the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement This session will highlight agencies that have built their capacity across child welfare, substance abuse treatment and courts, to screen, assess and treat families with substance use disorders.
Hear how these sites got started in their collaborative efforts, the steps they took to strengthen their systems, and the technical assistance that has helped them along their way. Each site will also share lessons they have learned about overcoming the barriers to collaboration and to building a network of identification, referral and treatment services.
Additional materials from these states and other sites are available at the website of the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. PIP Development The PIP development process provides an opportunity for child welfare systems to move forward and the field has learned many lessons about this process in the past several years.
This teleconference will highlight approaches that have helped agencies develop and implement comprehensive PIPs that involve critical stakeholders and focus on the key systemic themes related to improving child and family outcomes. For example, the benefits of a PIP Kickoff meeting and an early start on planning and collaboration will be discussed.
Recruitment and Retention Part 2 in the series "Recruitment and Retention of a Qualified Workforce" In this session, teams from three states will describe the promising strategies they have used to improve recruitment and retention of child welfare staff. All of these sites have implemented innovative initiatives that have had a positive impact on the child welfare workforce. They have addressed the array of issues that are critical to retaining staff — targeted and realistic recruitment and screening, strengthening supervision, leadership training, mentoring and organizational development.
This session will include time for discussion, during which the other grantees and other agencies can share their experience and additional approaches that have been effective. Building Systems of Care to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes This teleconference will explore the value of systems of care for child welfare and highlight a new resource available to enhance the capacity of leaders to build these systems.
Systems of care involve fundamental shifts similar to the changes that are part of many system reform efforts and central to the child and family services review process — towards coordinated, family-centered, strengths based, and individualized services for children, youth and families.
We will hear about efforts to implement these reforms through the leadership of a State child welfare system, and presenters will highlight the components of the new curriculum Primer Hands On - Child Welfare: Primer Hands On can be used in its entirety as a two day intensive training, or it can support training on particular aspects of systems of care by drawing on specific modules.
Primer Hands On can also provide information, resources and examples to leaders working on pieces of reform efforts. Listen as MP3 19 MB. This teleconference will highlight a process agencies can use to bring together a broad group of stakeholders to assess and enhance the array of services available to children, youth and families. Presenters will describe the steps in the process designed to build the capacity of systems at the local, regional and state level to meet individualized needs and achieve improved outcomes.
The service array process has recently been revised and updated. This call will highlight the technical assistance services available to agencies in this process and the experiences of agencies engaged in it. Listen as MP3 17 MB. Building An Effective Child Welfare Training System The value of training and professional development in a child welfare agency cannot be overstated. During this teleconference, the presenters will describe what an effective child welfare training system looks like - from both content and structural perspectives.
Tools to Monitor and Improve Practice One of the lessons learned in the first round of Program Improvement Plans was the critical role of supervisors in monitoring and promoting improvements in practice — such as completing comprehensive assessments or increasing family engagement. One tool agencies are developing to help supervisors in this role is supervisory reviews, in which supervisors do regular structured case reviews with caseworkers focused on agency outcomes and desired practices.
This call will feature the work of two states that have developed supervisory review processes as part of their quality improvement systems. Representatives will describe these systems, share the tools that are being used, and participate in a discussion of approaches to engaging supervisors in monitoring practice.
Building an Array of Community Based Services Across the country, child welfare agencies are working to transform their service delivery systems to ensure that children and families get individualized services that meet their needs, and that residential care is part of a comprehensive array of available services. Join us as our panel discusses this transformation from a national, state and provider perspective. Representatives from a federal agency will provide a national picture of residential care, and describe a national initiative to build bridges between residential and community based providers.
A State child welfare representative will describe efforts to build a comprehensive array of services, and a provider representative will discuss how his agency transitioned from a residential bed campus to providing a comprehensive array of family centered and community based services.
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