Archived Teleconferences (2005-2009)

The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections hosts a series of teleconferences for state program managers in foster care and adoption and for others working, involved, or interested in the field of child welfare. These calls provide information on topics of interest in child welfare to participants.


All teleconferences are archived on our website and can be accessed in several ways.

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-- To listen to the audio file in .wma format on your computer, select the broadcast you want to hear from the list below.

All handouts from teleconferences can also be downloaded below.



Permanency Through Guardianship: Formulas for Successful Programs - January 25, 2005

Listen to Audio File - Part I
Listening time: 38 minutes

Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Guardianship: A National Overview
Jennifer Miller, Senior Associate, Cornerstone Consulting Group

Mark Testa, Co-Director, Fostering Results

Leslie Cohen, Research Specialist, Children and Family Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Listen to Audio File - Part 2
Listening time: 23 minutes
Lessons Learned from the States: Massachusetts
Leo Farley, Director, Adoption Support Services, Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Listen to Audio File - Part 3
Listening time: 25 minutes
Perspectives on Guardianship for Indian Children and Families
Carolyn Maple, Technical Assistance Coordinator, National Indian Child Welfare Association

Questions and Answers

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Agenda

Subsidized Guardianship: A National Perspective
Presentation by Jennifer Miller, Cornerstone Consulting

Family Ties: Supporting Permanence for Children in Safe and Stable Foster Care with Relatives and Other Caregivers
Presentation by Mark Testa, Children and Family Research Center




Enhancing Worker-Child and Worker-Parent Visits in Order to Achieve Child Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being - March 22, 2005
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 22 minutes

Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Relationship Building and Engagement: Critical Factors
Pat Sandau Beckler, Associate Professor, New Mexico State University School of Social Work

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 26 minutes

State Efforts to Enhance Worker Visits
Beverly Daniels, Program Manager, CFSP Review Team/Child Welfare Funding Monitors, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Don Snyder, Foster Care Manager, North Dakota Department of Human Services

Enhancing Worker Visiting From a Tribal Perspective
Carolyn Maple, Technical Assistance Coordinator, National Indian Child Welfare Association

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 38 minutes
Training and Technical Assistance Resources
Gerald P. Mallon

Questions and Answers

Download Handouts

Agenda

Pat Sandau-Beckler:

Effective Strategies for Engaging Families

What Works in Therapy?

The Helping Relationship Inventory: A Clinical Appraisal
by Thomas M. Young and John E. Poulin, with permission of the authors

The Helping Relationship Inventory, with permission of the authors

Beverly Daniels:

NC Case Decision Summary/Initial Case Plan

NC In-Home Family Services Agreement Completion Instructions

NC Out-of-Home Family Services Agreement Completion Instructions

NC Out-of-Home Family Services Agreement

Don Snyder:

North Dakota Children and Family Services Review
PowerPoint Presentation




Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare: Tools and Strategies for Change - Session I - May 24, 2005
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 39 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare: A National Overview
Robert Hill, PhD, Senior Researcher, Westat, Rockville, Maryland

David Simmons, MSW, Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy, National Indian Child Welfare Association, Portland, Oregon
Nadja

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 21 minutes
State and Local Examples
Maxie Ann Rockymore, BSW, Supervisor, Foster Care and Reunification Unit, Children and Family Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

Jackie Buchanan, Region IV Administrator, Washington State Department of Child and Family Services, Seattle, WA

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 25 minutes
In Your Own Backyard: Tools for Assessing for Disproportionality in Your Jurisdiction
Julie Ohm, MA, Senior Child Welfare Data Specialist, National Child Welfare Resource Center for Information and Data

Christine Fredrick, MS, Information Specialist, National Data Analysis System, Child Welfare League of America, Washington, DC

Questions and Discussion

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Agenda

Robert Hill

Race Matters: Synthesis of Research Findings
PowerPoint Presentation

David Simmons
Disproportionality in Human Services: A Broad View of Disparities Faced by American Indian and Alaskan Native Children in Child Welfare
PowerPoint Presentation by Terry Cross, Director, National Indian Child Welfare Association

Maxie Rockymore
Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare: Minnesota's Response
PowerPoint Presentation

Study of Outcomes for African American Children in Minnesota's Child Protection System
Report to the 2002 Minnesota State Legislature

Jackie Buchanan
Executive Summary of Research Report: Racial Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System in King County, Washington Full report available at http://www.chs-wa.org/2_cfkreportsData.htm
Julie Ohm and Christine Frederick
Using AFCARS, NCANDS, and Census Data to Obtain Demographic Data for Your State/City/County

Excel files containing data to help calculate disproportionality in any state

Annotated Bibliographies
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway). Compiled in May 2005. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm
Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare - What We Know

Assessing Disproportionality in Child Welfare




Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare: Tools and Strategies for Change - Session II - July 26, 2005
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 23 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Stephanie Boyd Serafin, ACSW, Associate Director, NRCPFC

Tackling Disproportionality: National Perspective

Oronde Miller, MA, Manager, Systems Improvement Methodology, Casey Family Programs, Washington, D.C.

Pat Reynolds-Harris, MA, MSPH, Director, California Permanency for Youth Project, Oakland, California

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 29 minutes
State, Tribal and Local Efforts to Reduce Disproportionality

John Edmonds, MSW, Senior Social Worker, Project H.O.P.E., Rochester, Minnesota

Deborah Green, MSW, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Houston, Texas; and
Carolyne Rodriguez, MSW, Director, Texas State Strategy, Casey Family Programs, Austin, Texas

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 34 minutes
State, Tribal and Local Efforts to Reduce Disproportionality, continued

Russ Conti, MSW, Director-Field Office; and
Emily Iron Cloud-Koenen, BA, Community Developer, Casey Family Programs/Lakota Oyate Wakanyeja Owicakiyapi Inc., Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Jackie Buchanan, MA, Region IV Administrator, Washington State Department of Child and Family Services, Seattle, Washington

Questions and Discussion

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Agenda

Oronde Miller

A Framework for Addressing Disproportionality in Child Welfare: The Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Reducing Disproportionality and Disparate Outcomes for Children and Families of Color in the Child Welfare System
PowerPoint Presentation

Pat Reynolds-Harris
California Permanence for Youth Project Description
John Edmonds
Project H.O.P.E. Project Description

Deborah Green and Carolyne Rodriguez
Addressing Disproportionality in Texas: A Committed Community Collaboration
PowerPoint Presentation
Jackie Buchanan
King County Racial Disproportionality Initiative Planning Update
Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway). Compiled in July 2005. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm

State and Local Efforts to Mitigate Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System





Enhancing the Emotional Well-Being of Children and Youth in Foster Care and their Families: Promising Practices - September 20, 2005
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 18 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, Executive Director, NRCPFC

The Emotional Well-Being of Children and Youth in Care and their Families: An Overview
Marilyn Benoit, MD, Past President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, D.C.

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 13 minutes
Ensuring the Well-Being of Infants and Young Children in Care through Cross-Systems Collaboration
Judith A. Silver, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 16 minutes
State and Local Efforts to Enhance Emotional Well-Being
Tim Gawron, MS, MSW, LCSW, Statewide Administrator, Behavioral Health Services, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Chicago, IL

Listen to Audio File Part 4
Listening time: 18 minutes
State and Local Efforts to Enhance Emotional Well-Being
Frank Rider, MS, Bureau Chief, Bureau for Children's Services, Arizona Division of Behavioral Health Services, Phoenix, Arizona

Listen to Audio File Part 5
Listening time: 26 minutes
Questions and Discussion
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Agenda

Presenter Contact Information

Tim Gawron

The Development of the IDCFS Behavioral Health System - A Paradigm Shift to Focus on Trauma
PowerPoint Presentation

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Comprehensive Assessment

Addressing Trauma: A Key to Recovery and to Systems Transformation
by Andrea K. Blanch, Director, SAMHSA's Center on Women, Violence and Trauma

Comparing Behavioral Health and Child Welfare Values and Principles

Birth to Five Bibliograpy

Frank Rider

Imagine You Are 5....
PowerPoint Presentation

The Unique Behavioral Health Service Needs of Children Involved with CPS

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway). Compiled in August 2005. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm
Emotional Well-Being of Children and Youth in Foster and Adoptive Care


Strategies for Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Youth in Care - November 29, 2005
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 17 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Mental Health Issues Impacting Youth in Care: An Overview
Julie Collins, Director Mental Health, Child Welfare League of America, Washington, D.C.

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 13 minutes
Truth, Healing and Reconciliation
Sandra White Hawk, Director, First Nations Orphan Association, St. Paul, MN

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 23 minutes
Transitioning from Foster Care into Adult Services
Dana Hernandez, Coordinator of Reconnect Program, Weber Human Services, Ogden, UT

Jane Lewis, Program Manager, Project Reconnect, Salt Lake City, UT

Listen to Audio File Part 4
Listening time: 21 minutes
Questions and Discussion
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter Contact Information

Julie Collins

AACAP/CWLA Values and Principles for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Supports for Children in Foster Care

Dana Hernandez and Jane Lewis

Utah PYT, Project RECONNECT, Third Year, Year-End Report

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in August November . For newer titles added to the Clearinghouse database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Youth in Care


Promising Practices for Addressing the Mental Health Issues Impacting Parents of Children in Foster Care - January 31, 2006
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 15 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Millicent Williams, MSW, Director Foster Care and Permanency Planning, Child Welfare League of America, Washington, D.C.

Mental Health Issues Impacting Parents of Children in Foster Care: An Overview
Cliff Davis, Partner Human Service Collaborative, Ohio.

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 16 minutes
Homelessness and Mental Health Issues: A Partnership
Peggy Bailey, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Washington, DC
Jennifer Baha, Shelter Inc., Contra Costa, California

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 10 minutes
Mental Health Services for Parents with Co-occurring Disorders
Albert Nixon, Assistant Director, A New Beginning, Chantilly, Virginia

Listen to Audio File Part 4
Listening time: 9 minutes
Parent Empowerment Program

Ina Mendez, Program Coordinator, Child Advocacy Center, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, New York

Listen to Audio File Part 5
Listening time: 18 minutes

Program Example

Debbie LeFevre, Assessment and Consultation Team (ACT), Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Riverside, California
Steve Sohper, Regional Manger, Department of Public Social Services, Riverside, California

Listen to Audio File Part 6
Listening time: 11 minutes
Questions and Discussion
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter Contact Information

Cliff Davis

Resources

Ina Mendez

Parent Empowerment Program Curriculum

Debbie LeFevre and Steve Sohper
ACT Program Brochure

Riverside Mental Health Referral Form

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway). Compiled in January 2006. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm
Mental Health Issues of Parents in the Child Welfare System



Educational Stability for Children in Out-of-Home Care - March 15, 2006
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 16 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Educational Outcomes for Youth in Care
Debbie Staub, Manager K-12 Education, Casey Family Programs

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 20 minutes
Educational Experiences from a Youth's Perspective
Jessica Lindsey, Peer Educator

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 29 minutes
State Strategies for Educational Stabilty
Kathleen McNaught, Assistant Director of Child Welfare, National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues

Honorable Sue Cuneo, Pima County Juvenile Court, Tucson, Arizona

Listen to Audio File Part 4
Listening time: 21 minutes
State Example - ePassport Program
Tonya Welch-Kahley, Ohio Program Manager

Questions and Discussion

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Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Debbie Staub

Education Tools and Products - Casey Family Programs

Jessica Lindsey

Promoting Educational Success for Young People in Foster Care - National Youth Advisory Council
Kathleen McNaught
Foster Care Education State Legislation and Regulations

Tonya Welch-Kahley
Foster Youth ePassport

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway). Compiled in March 2006 . For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm
Educational Stability for Children and Youth in Foster Care



Siblings: Critical Life-Long Connections - May 10, 2006
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 22 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, Executive Director, NRCPFC

The Sibling Relationship - Why Place Together?
Regina Kupecky, LSW - Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 12 minutes
The Importance of Sibling Bonds - Through the Eyes of Alumni
April Curtis, Youth Leadership Specialist, Uhlich Children's Advantage Network

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 12 minutes
Youth Impacting Sibling Policies in Maine
Penthea Burns, Policy Associate, USM Muskie School of Public Service

Kala Clark, High School Student and Member, Maine Youth Leadership Advisory Team

Listen to Audio File Part 4
Listening time: 19 minutes
Oklahoma DHS Efforts to Place Siblings Together
Roland Saint John, Programs Field Representative, OKDHS Children & Family Services Division

Questions and Discussion

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Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Reginia Kupecky

My Brother My Sister: Sibling Relations in Adoption and Foster Care - A Curriculum

Sibling Recruitment

Penthea Burns

Maine Placement and Visitation Policy
Kala Clark
Maine Visitation Legislation

Youth and Public Policy: How the Two Can Come Together - Crystal Castro

Roland Saint John
OKDHS Sibling Data Charts

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway). Compiled in April 2006. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm
Siblings in Foster Care


Use of Psychotropic Medications for Children in the Child Welfare System - July 12, 2006
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 30 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Millicent Williams, Director of Foster Care, Child Welfare League of America

The Needs and Challenges of Informed Consent, Ordering and Tracking of Psychiatric Medications for Childre in Out-of-Home Care
Christopher Bellonci, M.D.
Walker Home and School, Needham, MA

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 28 minutes
The Tennessee Experience
Tricia Henwood, Ph.D., Director of Medical and Behavioral Services
Department of Children's Services, State of Tennessee

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 20 minutes
Questions and Discussion
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Teleconference Outline

PowerPoint Presentation

Christopher Bellonci

Medication Monitoring Guidelines

Tricia Henwood

Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody

Tennessee DCS Policies Related to Medication

Tennessee DCS Standards of Professional Practice for Serving Children and Families - Use of Psychotropic Medications

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in July 2006. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm
Psychotropic Medications: Use and Misuse


Keeping Children SAFE: Structured Analysis Family Evaluation - September 13, 2006
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 39 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of SAFE - Structured Analysis Family Evaluation
Kate Cleary
Executive Director, Consortium for Children

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 34 minutes
SAFE in Colorado - The Colorado Experience
Mary Griffin, Foster Care Manager
Sharen Ford, Permanency Unit
Connie Vigil, Adoption Program Specialist
Dana Andrews, Child Care Licensing
Colorado Department of Human Services

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 14 minutes
Questions and Discussion
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Kate Cleary

Structured Analysis Family Evaluation

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in August 2006. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm
Foster and Adoptive Home Assessment


The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act - November 15, 2006
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 24 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of the Adam Walsh Legislation
Kathleen McHugh, Division Director
Children's Bureau, Policy Division

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 19 minutes
The South Carolina Experience
Carolyn Orf, Program Manager for Foster Care and Adoption
Columbia, SC

The Virginia Experience
Therese Wolf, Foster Care Program Manager
Richmond, VA

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 42 minutes
Questions and Discussion
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Links for Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act



Use of Psychotropic Medications for Children in the Child Welfare System - Part 2 - January 10, 2007
Listen to Audio File Part 1

Listening time: 23 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Psychiatric Medication
Christopher Bellonci, M.D., Medical Director and Sr. Clinical Consultant
Walker Home and School, Needham, MA

Listen to Audio File Part 2

Listening time: 32 minutes
A State Perspective
Kevin George, Foster Care Program Manager
Oregon Department of Human Services

Teri Schultz, RN
Nursing Services/Personal Care Coordinator
Salem, Oregon

Listen to Audio File Part 3

Listening time: 15minutes
Questions and Discussion
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

AACAP Position Statement on Oversight of Psychotropic Medication Use

Christopher Bellonci

Medication Monitoring Guidelines



Youth Permanency - March 21, 2007
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 20 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Region VIII Youth Permanency Initiative
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Youth Permanency
Eneida Blugh, MPA
Casey Family Services

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 14 minutes
Youth Perspective
Schylar Canfield, Foster Care Alumni
Butte, Montana

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 36 minutes
State Perspective - Massachusetts
Mary. N. Gambon, Assistant Commissioner for Adolescent, Adoption and Foster Care Services
Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Leo Farley, Director of Adoption Support Services
Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Maureen Fallon-Messeder, Director of Adolescent Services Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Listen to Audio File Part 4
Listening time: 11 minutes
Questions and Discussion
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Region VIII Youth Permanency Initiative Overview

Massachusetts: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned
From November 2005-October 2006, the Massachusetts Department of Social Services sponsored a statewide Breakthrough Series Collaborative focused on Adolescent Permanency. This initiative supported 29 teams from across Massachusetts, along with one team each from Rhode Island and Maine, as they tested and implemented practices to improve the way permanency is achieved for adolescents. This final report highlights the key themes and promising practices that emerged from these 31 participating teams.



Reunification Models - May 30, 2007
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 25 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

A Research Overview of Reunification
Diana English, Director of Research and Development
Child Welfare League of America

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 14 minutes
Assessment Tool and Model Service for Reunification
Priscilla Martens, Executive Director
National Family Preservation Network

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 34 minutes
Promising Practice in Reunification
Marcie Velen, LCSW
Director of Permanency Planning, Southern Regions
Arizona's Children Association

Listen to Audio File Part 4
Listening time: 13 minutes
Questions and Discussion
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Diane English

Priscilla Martens

Annotated Bibliography Prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in May 2007. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm

Reunification Programs and Practices, 2002-Present



Educational Collaborations with States - September 17, 2007
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 8 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Educational Outcomes for Youth in Care
Millicent Williams, Chair, Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Improving Educational Continuity and School Stability

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 13 minutes
The California Experience
Maryam Fatemi
Regional Administrator, Pomona, California

Patricia Armani
Education Manager, Pomona, California

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 11 minutes
The D.C. Experience
Roque Gerald
Deputy Director, Office of Clinical Practice

Macon Bowden
Executive Assistant, Office of Clinical Practice

Listen to Audio File Part 4
Listening time: 9 minutes
The Way Home Program Cheryl Williams
Social Services Director, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Listen to Audio File Part 5
Listening time: 23 minutes
Questions and Discussion
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Millicent Williams

Maryam Fatemi and Patricia Armani

Roque Gerald and Macon Bowden

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in September 2007. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm

Educational Collaboration on Behalf of Foster Children, 2000-present



Traumatic Stress in Children - January 8, 2008
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 46 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Traumatic Stress in Children; Multiple Trauma Effects; Basic Approaches to Treatment
April Naturale, MSW, LCSW, ACSW Disaster Mental Health Management & Training

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 11 minutes
State Example
Robin Gurwitch, PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 22 minutes
State Example
Toni Q. Bankston, L.C.S.W.
Director, Mental Health Services
Baton Rouge Children's Health Project
LSU Health Sciences/Dept of Pediatrics/Children's Health Fund

Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

April Naturale

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in December 2007. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm

Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice



Restraint and Seclusion - March 26, 2008
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 24 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Legislation Impacting Restraint & Seclusion
Promising Practices that Successfully Reduce Restraint and Seclusion Use

Lloyd Bullard, Vice President of Program Services
Youth for Tomorrow, Inc., Bristow, VA

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 38 minutes
From Restraint Reduction to Trauma Informed Care
Brian J. Farragher, LMSW, MBA
Executive VP/COO Andrus Children's Center

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 9 minutes
Questions and Answers
Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Lloyd Bullard

Brian Farragheer

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in March 2008. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm

Restraint and Seclusion



Rural Child Welfare - May 21, 2008
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 17 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Rural Child Welfare Service
Kathleen Belanger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Stephen F. Austin State University

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 17 minutes
The Rural Success Project
Christine Howell, MPA
Project Coordinator, Rural Success Project
UNC-CH School of Social Work

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 17 minutes
Rural Adoption Opportunities Projectt
Beverly Gmerek
Project Director, Rural Adoption Cooperative
The Adoption Exchange

Listen to Audio File Part 4
Listening time: 25 minutes
Questions and Answers and Additional Comments

Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Kathleen Belanger

Beverly Gmerek

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in May 2008. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm

Rural Issues in Child Welfare



Young Children in Foster Care 0-3 - August 20, 2008
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 26 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Millicent Williams, NRCPFC

Overview of Young Children in Child Welfare
Sheryl Dicker, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 40 minutes
Child Welfare Early Intervention
June Alexander, MS
Licensed Psychologist
DHS Behavioral Health & Wellness Center
Philadelphia, PA

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 9 minutes
Questions and Answers

Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

Sheryl Dicker

June Alexander

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in August 2008. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm

Young Children in Child Welfare: Assessment and Treatment Issues


Immigration/Refugee Issues in Child Welfare: What States are Doing – September 30, 2008
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 30 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Immigration issues in Child Welfare
Julianne Duncan, PhD, Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS)

Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 25 minutes

Illinois State Example
D. Jean Ortega-Piron, J.D., Illinois DCFS

Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 35 minutes

San Diego County Example
Janet Barragan, PSW, San Diego County, California

Questions and Answers

Download Handouts

Agenda

Presenter's Contact Information

D. Jean Ortega-Piron, J.D., Illinois DCFS

Janet Barragan, PSW, San Diego County, California

Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in September 2008. For new titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm


Foster Parents as Mentors to Birth Parents March 19, 2009
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 13 minutes

Welcome and Introductions
Overview of Today’s Teleconference and the Teleconference Series
Millicent Williams, MSW, Child Welfare Consultant, NRCPFC

New Mexico: Icebreakers and Continuity of Care
Geralynn M. Paiz-Chavez, MA, LPCC, NBC
CYFD Protective Services Supervisor

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Listening time: 23 minutes

Oklahoma: Building Bridges Together
Alesia Clement
Permanency Program Field Rep.

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Listening time: 21 minutes

Fairfax, Virginia: Bridging the Gap
Claudia T. McDowell, LCSW
Program Manager, Foster Care & Adoption Program

 

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Listening time: 26 minutes

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Geralynn M. Paiz-Chavez (New Mexico)

Alesia Clement (Oklahoma)

Claudia T. McDowell and Chauncey Strong (Northern Virginia)

 

Annotated Bibliography
This bibliography was prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in March 2009. For new titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm


The Intersection of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice May 21, 2009
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Listening time: 22 minutes

Welcome and Introductions
Overview of Today’s Teleconference and the Teleconference Series
Millicent Williams, MSW, Child Welfare Consultant, NRCPFC

Overview and Background
John A. Tuelle, Director, Child Welfare-Juvenile Justice System Integration Initiative, Child Welfare League of America

Research Findings
Janet K. Wiig, JD, MSW, Director, Juvenile Justice Division and Senior Consultant, Child Welfare League of America

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Listening time: 26 minutes

Legislation and Strategies of System Integration
John A. Tuelle, Director, Child Welfare-Juvenile Justice System Integration Initiative, Child Welfare League of America

Information Sharing, Resources, Action Strategies, and Other Issues in System Integration
Janet K. Wiig, JD, MSW, Director, Juvenile Justice Division and Senior Consultant, Child Welfare League of America

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Listening time: 32 minutes

Overview of State Strategy: Arizona
David Barnhouse, Deputy Director, Arizona Governor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families

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John A. Tuelle and Janet K. Wiig

David Barnhouse

Annotated Bibliography
This bibliography was prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in May 2009. For new titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm

Additional Resources

Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood: Lessons Learned from Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
The Georgetown Public Policy Institute's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative have collaborated to publish a paper entitled, "Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood: Lessons Learned from Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice." This publication was presented at a symposium on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Georgetown University.
http://www.jimcaseyyouth.org/docs/cjjr_transition_apr09.pdf

Resources and materials from the “Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood:  Lessons Learned from Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice” symposium are available online on the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform website.
http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/resources.html


Family Search and Engagement – June 18, 2009

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Listening time: 19 minutes

Welcome and Introductions
Overview of Today’s Teleconference and the Teleconference Series
Millicent Williams, MSW, Child Welfare Consultant, NRCPFC

What is Family Search and Engagement?
Donald Koenig, Director Vancouver Clark County, Family Search & Engagement, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

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Listening time: 26 minutes

Why Engage Families? (Donald Koenig)

Myths and Mindsets (Donald Koenig)

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Listening time: 27 minutes

Demonstration Projects, Lessons Learned, and Tips (Donald Koenig)

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Listening time: 10 minutes

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Agenda and Presenter’s Contact Information
                                              
Donald Koenig

Family Search and Engagement Resources

Annotated Bibliography
This bibliography was prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in June 2009. For new titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm


A Family Centered Approach for youth in Juvenile Justice/Child Welfare September 17, 2009

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Listening time: 3 minutes

Welcome and Introductions
Overview of Today’s Teleconference and the Teleconference Series

Gerald P. Mallon
, DSW, Professor and Executive Director, National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, Hunter College School of Social Work

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Listening time: 26 minutes

Overview and Background for Systems Integration Work
Janet Wiig, JD, MSW, Director, Juvenile Justice Division CWLA

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Listening time: 21 minutes

The Los Angeles Experience
Judge Michael Nash, Presiding Judge, Los Angeles Juvenile Court

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Listening time: 23 minutes

Continued: The Los Angeles Experience
Denise Herz, Ph.D., Professor, California State University-Los Angeles School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics

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Listening time: 14 minutes

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Agenda and Presenter’s Contact Information
                                              
Child Welfare League of America
Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems Integration Initiative Framework and Publications

Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Resources

Annotated Bibliography
This bibliography was prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Compiled in September 2009. For new titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm


The Child Welfare Workforce: Issues and Strategies for Recruitment, Selection, and Retention – September 30, 2009

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Listening time: 3 minutes

Welcome and Introductions
Overview of Today’s Teleconference and the Teleconference Series

Gerald P. Mallon
, DSW, Professor and Executive Director, National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, Hunter College School of Social Work

Workforce Challenges in Child Welfare
Workforce Strategies from the 8 R&R Grantees

Nancy S. Dickinson, MSSW, PhD, Project Director, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Mary L. McCarthy, Ph.D., LMSW, Co-Principle Investigator, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, University at Albany School of Social Welfare

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Listening time: 31 minutes

Recruitment and Selection of Child Welfare Staff (Nancy S. Dickinson)

 

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Listening time: 22 minutes

Retention of Child Welfare Staff (Mary L. McCarthy)

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Listening time: 5 minutes

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Agenda and Presenters’ Contact Information

Right Match PowerPoint

Child Welfare Workforce Recruitment and Retention Grantees Cross Site Findings

Child Welfare Retention Research

A Logic Model Template for Design Teams

Annotated Bibliography
This bibliography was prepared for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway and compiled in July 2009. For new titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchForm

NRCPFC Resources on Child Welfare Workforce Issues