46th National Child Welfare Law Conference – NACC – VIRTUAL SESSION @ Online
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
46th National Child Welfare Law Conference - NACC - VIRTUAL SESSION @ Online

From Learning to Action: Shared Accountability for Disrupting Harm and Promoting Healing

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Virtual/Online Conference

September 20-22, 2023

Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2023
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2023

Register for CWVE 2023 today!
Thursday, September 21, 2023

   10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT

Join the Children’s Bureau and the Capacity Building Center for States for the Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2023, Recruit, Retain, and Support: Strategies for Strengthening the Child Welfare WorkforceVisit the CWVE website to learn more!

With a stable, supported, and diverse workforce, child welfare agencies can provide the services children, young people, families, and communities need. The 2023 CWVE will focus on how child welfare agencies are addressing today’s unique workforce challenges and adapting to recruit and retain child welfare professionals. Join us to hear directly from states and jurisdictions, learn concrete strategies, and explore innovative practices to strengthen your child welfare workforce and design equitable workplaces.

At CWVE 2023, you and your colleagues will be able to:

  • Explore the root causes and discuss the crucial problems and challenges associated with child welfare recruitment and retention
  • Identify strategies that states and agencies have used to address these challenges in their jurisdictions, including evidence-based practices, recruitment campaigns, and legislative action, and hear about opportunities to engage lived expertise to attract and maintain a diverse workforce
  • Examine the critical role of anti-racist strategies and tools in supporting successful onboarding and training that attract and maintain a diverse workforce
  • Access resources and practical tools that child welfare agencies can use to improve practices and activities around worker recruitment and retention
  • Connect with peers and subject matter experts in child welfare workforce recruitment and retention


Join individually or as a group to support shared learning! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn strategies to strengthen your child welfare workforce, network with peers and experts, and gain tools to improve recruitment and retention practices.

Space at CWVE 2023 is limited. Register now and reserve your virtual seat to participate as an individual or participate as a team and learn together.


Foster Parenting Training: An In-Depth Exploration of Advanced Topics: Positive Behavior Management
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Foster Parenting Training: An In-Depth Exploration of Advanced Topics: Positive Behavior Management

This training will provide in-depth discussion of topics relevant for providing developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive, care for children involved with the child welfare system.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will understand that using positive discipline creates a rewarding experience for children that will encourage desired behaviors.
  •  Participants will understand that positive discipline provides opportunities to enhance communication and connection with children.
  • Participants will understand that positive discipline ultimately empowers children to develop positive habits and routines.
  • Participants will learn positive reinforcement strategies.


  • Melissa Middleton, Ph.D
  • Devi Miron Murphy, Ph.D
  • Letia O. Bailey, LCSW

Upon successful completion of training, participants will receive 1.75 General Social Work CEUs and Foster Parent training course.

Things to Know:      


1. Learners will complete the pre/post-test and evaluation electronically through the LCWTA eLearning Management system. Google Chrome as a default browser is preferable.
2. Learners are expected to arrive on time and participate fully throughout the course. Arrival and departure times will be electronically recorded in the LCWTA eLearning Management System. Learners who arrive more than 30 minutes late will not be admitted.
3. Credit for courses will be given only to those who complete the entire course. If a learner must leave a class early, the learner will not receive credit for the course.
4. By registering for this training you are agreeing to abide by the Professionalism Expectations for DCFS/LCWTA Learners.