Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Equitable, Accessible, Post Adoption Services and Supports

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Equitable, Accessible, Post Adoption Services and Supports

Adoptive families face challenges and have needs that manifest at different times across the life course. Yet families often struggle to find appropriate help, particularly in underserved areas due to racial disparities and rural locations or when problems arise years following the adoption. Presenters will share how the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) conducted a needs assessment for post-adoption services. Attendees will learn about: how the needs assessment informed the creation of an equitable, accessible, coordinated, comprehensive service strategy, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the tools, products, and communications strategy developed to disseminate this information to relevant audiences; and how VDSS leveraged a revised funding structure to implement the new service array. Presenters will highlight effective strategies for determining and implementing a comprehensive array of programs and services to equitably meet the needs of children and families.

Presenters: Berenice Rushovich, Research Scientist, Child Welfare, and Allison Hebert, Research Analyst, Child Welfare, Child Trends; and Traci. B. Jones, Adoption Program Manager, Division of Family Services, Virginia Department of Social Services

This program has been approved for one (1) CEU by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-176. There is a $20 fee for CEUs for non-members and a $10 fee for CWLA members. If you are interested in CEUs, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.
Time Sep 17, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) CLICK HERE

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