Monday, July 9, 2012

Webinar: Connecting Children to Kin: An Exploration of Family Finding

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July 9, 2012

Webinar:  Connecting Children to Kin: An Exploration of Family Finding

Thursday, July 12, 2012
2 - 3:30 PM EDT
Child Trends is pleased to announce a webinar to highlight policy and practice insights related to child welfare agencies' use of family finding models.    The webinar, "Connecting Children to Kin: An Exploration of Family Finding," will showcase the experiences of state and local programs that have implemented family finding in their states and communities.    The webinar will also summarize federal policies aimed at promoting the use of family finding.  

Since 2008, Child Trends has been evaluating family finding in multiple states and localities across the country. Family finding is an approach for connecting children in foster care to family members and other caring adults. In recent months, Child Trends has published a series of research briefs, including two briefs describing child welfare professionals' views of and experiences with the discovery and engagement processes of the family finding model and a third brief related to family finding's impact on children's permanency outcomes. Copies of these briefs can be found here.
Please join us for this webinar on Thursday, July 12 from 2-3:30 pm EDT to hear from invited experts involved in family finding programs.  Invited speakers will summarize new federal legislation that promotes the use of family; provide an overview of family finding approaches; and discuss topics from initial implementation to funding and staffing issues.

Presenters include:
·         Tiffany Allen and Sarah Catherine Williams, Child Trends
·         A representative from the project
·         Rick Lockwood, Family Finding Supervisor, Children's Service Society of Wisconsin
·         Larissa L. Spell-Berger, Family Finding Program Supervisor, Children's Home Society 
        of North
·         Emily Katz, MA, MFTI, Seneca Family of Agencies, San Francisco Connections Program
Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees - Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees - Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.

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