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A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Outcomes for Black Girls in Child Welfare

Sponsored by: National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, Center for the Study of Social Policy and the US Children's Bureau.

WHEN: National Webinar | Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST 



Join us for our third session in the 6-part webinar series, Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change, a joint national webinar series featuring workforce and organizational development stories and strategies to achieve racial equity.

This webinar provides an overview of the data collection efforts of Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Department of Human Services which led to an extensive data warehouse. Content will highlight how data has been used to inform child welfare practice-finding the bright spots of success as well as gaps in service. This use of data led to a recognition that, within Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth, and Family Services (OCYF), black adolescent girls fared the worst in all child welfare outcomes. Community collaborations and data sharing have led to an in-depth understanding of the inequities facing black girls in all areas of life. There now exists the Black Girls Equity Alliance, led by Gwen's Girls, that has brought together several community agencies to address the needs of our girls. Use of data is instrumental in this work as well as ongoing efforts within OCYF to address the racial disproportionality that exists along the child welfare continuum.


Presenters include Kathi Elliott, DNP, MSW, CRNP, Executive Director of Gwen's Girls, and Angela Y. Steele, MSW, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth, and Family Services. 


Every child, youth, and family deserves effective supports and services to meet their unique needs. Data collection and analysis helps organizations make informed policy and practice decisions which will ultimately improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.


NCWWI webinars are free and open to all, so please share the information with your colleagues and networks. Certificates of attendance are issued to attendees following the session.

Previous Sessions:

If you missed earlier sessions in the series, please visit our website for recordings, handouts, and resources. You can also access the recordings directly using the links below.

Session 1: Using an Institutional Analysis to Identify Core Issues and Spur Change 

Session 2: Community Collaboration and Grassroots Effort 

For more information, visit or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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5th Annual QPI National Conference

Save the Date: 5th Annual QPI National Conference
January 16 - 17, 2018/New Orleans, LA
More information below.…/2018_SaveTheDate-qpiConf.pdf

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 9:00 am - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:00 pm
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Foster Parent Training in TBRI

TBRI Connecting Principles
Children in foster care have experienced trauma in one way or another, and because of these difficult experiences in their young lives, they need to be parented with trauma in mind. Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a parenting strategy developed by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, designed to promote health and healing for children from hard places.
Some of the most important work foster parents do is connecting to the children in their care. TBRI Connecting Principles give us a framework for connecting with children from a hard place. These principles are the foundation for correcting difficult or challenging behaviors.
Good for 2 hours of in-service training credits for foster families.

Nonprofit Organization · New Orleans, Louisiana
Crossroads NOLA is a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing churches in Greater New Orleans to address the needs of children in our city.
First Baptist New Orleans
5290 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
Monday, March 05, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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A Specially Designed Training for Public and Private Agency

Supervisors and Child Welfare Workers
New Orleans, Louisiana
November 7 – 8, 2018
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
CWLA invites you to participate in the Kinship Traditions of Caring and Collaborating: A Trauma-Informed Model of Practice Training.  The two-day training aims to 1) provide public and private agency child welfare workers with skills to support kinship families who are caring for their younger family members, and 2) offer supervisors strategies to support staff in their work with kinship families. The training program embraces a trauma-informed model of practice that helps agencies ensure a shared vision, mission, objectives, values, strengths-based language, and best practice strategies to help achieve child safety, well-being, and permanency outcomes in the best interests of kinship caregiving families. This training is adapted from a research to practice curriculum that has been field-tested nationally.
Training objectives include:
1. Demonstrate why and how kinship care has become a policy choice and practice challenge;
2. Provide the rationale for collaboration as a trauma-informed model of practice;
3. Identify and provide examples of nine major issues of concern that require collaboration with kinship caregivers (including legal, health/mental health, child behavior, family relationships, fair and equal treatment, and more);
4. Demonstrate five competencies essential for collaborating with kinship caregivers, including addressing the dynamics of attachment versus authority, and demographic and cultural diversity;
5. Apply the five competencies to specific phases of service delivery, including engaging families and securing community supports;
6. Demonstrate specific collaboration practice tools with an emphasis on family assessment and trauma-informed parenting;
7. Share strategies that support the transfer of skills from training to practice, including advocacy.
The training is designed for public and private agency child welfare workers and supervisors, representatives of kinship support groups, navigators, and advocacy programs, as well as staff who work with mental health, juvenile justice, and school programs. Kinship caregivers are also warmly welcomed. 


Wednesday, November 07, 2018 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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