Family First Prevention Services Act
If programs want to receive funding under Family First, they must be evidence-based. But what does that mean for agencies, and where should practitioners start? These webinars are purposed to get everyone up to date on where the legislation stands and what they may want to consider moving forward.
The fourth installment will be on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Stay tuned for time and meeting information!
Please check back frequently for newly scheduled webinars.
Recordings and other materials are available for download below each webinar.
Emotional Support of Healers in the Wake of COVID-19
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Purpose: During this webinar, child welfare professionals learned what they can do to better meet the emotional needs of their frontline staff, who must remain healers in the midst of COVID-19. Responding to an ongoing public health emergency requires being intentionally mindful in planning, addressing and managing how we support our healers so they can remain diligent in supporting children and families. Participants heard from national leaders in child welfare, philanthropy, psychology and the faith community.
Dr. Betsy Farmer, Dean, School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh
Eliza A. White, MSW, Program Development Specialist, the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center, School of Social Work at the the University of Pittsburgh
Dr. David Brock, D. Min., Managing Director, Family and Community Engagement at A Second Chance, Inc.
Responding to the Needs of Family: A Practitioners Perspective
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Purpose: During this webinar, we described tactical strategies and interventions needed to maintain high levels of family engagement that help ensure safety and well-being for children, their families and our staff. Child welfare providers must have comprehensive plans and strategies to address the unique challenges child welfare is facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes education, community partnerships, attention to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the participation of child welfare administrators and data experts.