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  • Collaborating Between Child Welfare and Mental Health

    Published: July 14, 2017
    In this podcast, listeners will hear about a joint training and collaborative effort that occurred outside Baltimore, MD, designed for each group of professionals to better understand each other by sharing target outcomes for children and families, developing a common language to care, understanding each systems’ particular needs, and learning how to recognize and assess signs and symptoms of potential mental health disorders.
  • Child Welfare Then and Now

    Published: December 15, 2017
    Child Welfare Information Gateway's podcast, "Child Welfare Then and Now," shares the perspective from child welfare veteran with nearly three-decades serving children and families.
  • Prevention: Delivering Services Through Education

    Published: May 21, 2018
    This podcast is the part of the Prevention Series. "Prevention: Delivering Services through Education"showcases how Oregon is using TANF families to screen for risk of potential involvement in the child welfare system, and to select families to provide and coordinate prevention services. It presents how the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services manages its network of Family Support Centers through its Office of Child Development and Early Learning.
  • Family Group Decision-Making: Parent Advocates in New York City

    Published: November 17, 2017
    This podcast provides an overview of EFCI, which follows the principles of FGDM, and offers insight into how parent advocates steer families through their case plan, provide emotional support to the families, and use their past experience within the child welfare system to enable better outcomes for their client's families.
  • Family Group Decision-Making: Implementing the Family Group Conference

    Published: October 13, 2017
    Family Group Decision-Making (FGDM) is a widely used term referring to the engagement of a family (broadly defined) to participate in the planning, actions, and assessment of decisions that impact child safety, permanency, and well-being. Many different approaches and models to FGDM have been developed and implemented within child welfare agencies and organizations.
  • Workforce Part 2 — A State’s Approach to Change

    Published: February 16, 2018
    The podcast "Workforce Part 2 – A State’s Approach to Change” shares an example of how one state changed its approach to staff development, as well as provides insight on the “must-haves” and lessons learned in moving away from isolated interventions and toward a targeted and cohesive strategy.
  • Workforce Part 1 — The Workforce Development Framework

    Published: January 19, 2018
    The podcast 'Workforce Part 1 – The Workforce Development Framework' podcast episode gives listeners an opportunity to hear about how addressing your workforce can impact these and other challenges facing child welfare agencies.
  • Workforce Part 3 — Child Welfare Scholars

    Published: March 16, 2018
    This podcast “Workforce Part 3 – Child Welfare Scholars” showcases a National Child Welfare Workforce Institute university-agency partnership between the University of North Dakota Department of Social Work and the North Dakota Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Workforce Part 4 — Creating Change at the Local Level

    Published: April 20, 2018
    “Workforce Part 4 – Creating Change at the Local Level” shares how frontline child welfare professionals were empowered their staff to design solutions that improved office culture, partnerships, and outcomes for the children and families they serve.
  • Engaging Youth in Foster Care

    Published: August 12, 2016
    As youth in care begin to develop their own sense of self and independence, caseworkers may experience difficulties engaging them to participate in their case plans or helping them realize the impacts their decisions may have on their long-term future.