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Washington, D.C., and the Local Child Welfare Professional

Published: November 11, 2016
Technical Assistance
Child Welfare

How does the Federal Government stay connected to the needs and issues of the frontlines of child welfare?

How is the field changing its approach to protecting children and strengthening families?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in this podcast, "Washington, D.C., and the Local Child Welfare Professional", featuring a conversation with Rafael López, who was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate in 2015 as the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Commissioner López’s experience spans the local, State, and Federal levels of child welfare.

In this podcast, Commissioner López shares his insights and passions regarding the following:

  • His experience joining local child welfare workers on case visits
  • The underappreciated long-term impact and value that child welfare professionals have for society
  • Effective interagency collaboration to share casework information
  • His desire to see a shift in how prevention is incentivized
  • The sharing of information, data, and lessons learned across the human service fields

Follow the Office of the Commissioner on Twitter (@ACYFgov).

Runtime: 40:28

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