Among child welfare service and program goals is the achievement of children and youth’s educational progress to match their potential and needs. Educational success of children and youth in the child welfare system depends, in part, on the collective efforts and collaboration of caregivers (foster, adoptive, and kinship), social workers, and agency management to address challenges and strategies for success.
CWLA will be hosting Dr. Gwen Bass for a webinar based on the four-part skill building training Fostering School Success: How Caregivers and Social Workers Can Support the Educational Needs of Children that will share how to improve school experiences and long-term outcomes for children who have experienced trauma CLICK HERE
This online Red Book Training Course is designed to assist you in preparing for the Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) examination. It can also serve as an overall review of dependency competency areas. The course will consist of seven weekly webinars. The material covered in the course is drawn from Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases (3rd Edition). The course is intended to assist you in breaking the material down, focusing on important concepts, and guiding you through the material in the Red Book. This course will not cover every chapter. The instructor has made intentional decisions about what information to cover in the time that is allotted for the course. If a chapter is not covered, that does not mean that content from that chapter will not appear on the exam. Therefore, you should incorporate any chapters that are not covered into your self-study plans.
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Accredited for 8 hours of CLE in Colorado (50-minute hour). CLE approval in at least one state can streamline an attorney’s CLE application in another state. Check with your jurisdiction for details on simplified CLE applications and online/on-demand learning requirements.
The registration fee is $200 per person for groups and NACC members ($100 for CWLS; $275 for nonmembers) and includes access to live sessions, recordings, the electronic Red Book, and the RBTC workbook! Registration is open through June 22nd.
NACC Webinar: The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children: An Essential Tool
Navigating the ICPC in 50 plus states and territories can be a daunting task. While the ICPC regulations are the same in each state and territory, the focus and application of each can be different. The presenters have dealt with numerous ICPC issues involving many states and have become familiar with the common scenarios that face child representatives and child welfare agencies. Participants will learn the ICPC basics and will work through scenarios to show how the Compact can be utilized to solve common ICPC problems, roadblocks, and utilized to achieve positive permanency outcomes for children and their families. CLICK HERE
Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2021:Advancing Racial Equity in Child Welfare
Thursday, September 23, 2021
10:00AM – 5:00PM EDT
9:00AM – 4:00PM CDT
8:00AM – 3:00PM MDT
7:00AM – 2:00PM PDT
What Is the Child Welfare Virtual Expo?
The Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) is an annual one-day event sponsored by the Children’s Bureau and the Capacity Building Center for States.
On Thursday, September 23, the CWVE will bring together child welfare professionals from federal, state, and local organizations across the country to engage in online activities, discussions, and skill building activities that provide information, explore strategies, and offer innovative ideas and action steps to support strengthening racial equity at child welfare agencies.
What Is the Theme of the 2021 CWVE?
This year’s CWVE will focus on advancing racial equity in child welfare. This important topic will address the racism and bias that continue to create disproportional representation in the child welfare system and disparities in outcomes for Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and other children, youth, and families of color. These inequities lead to the unnecessary separation of families, cause trauma, and continue to prevent child welfare systems from effectively supporting the safety and well-being of all the children, youth, and families they serve.
Sessions at the 2021 CWVE are designed to enhance your knowledge, increase your understanding, and provide practical applications to help agencies advance racial equity in child welfare. Choose from a variety of engaging sessions that will discuss:
Current and historical inequities in child welfare
Strategies for reducing implicit bias and eliminating its impact on decision-making in child welfare
Approaches to using data and evaluation to identify and address inequity and disparities in child welfare
Actionable steps for engaging youth, families, and communities of color to work together to develop equitable policies
Practical examples to help authentically engage youth, families, and organizational partners and integrate lived expertise to reduce inequality and disparities
Who Can Attend the CWVE?
You’re invited! The CWVE will bring together a wide variety of state and local stakeholders, including:
Child welfare administrators, directors, and deputies
Child welfare program and midlevel managers
Child welfare frontline supervisors
Child welfare screening and intake managers
Child welfare continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evaluation staff
Child welfare agency human resources staff
Child welfare training leaders
Tribal child welfare professionals
Parent and youth leaders working to improve the child welfare system
Judicial and legal child welfare professionals
Private child and family services provider leaders
Partner service agency leaders
Stakeholders focused on improving the well-being of children, youth, and families CLICK HERE