Online Trainings and Presentations:
Relatives Matter - Meeting Child Welfare System Mandates to Locate and Notice Family, introduces participants to Federal and California standards for notification.
This webinar, held on August 15, 2013, examined current research results and ongoing research on Family Finding, reviewed what is working and assessed the implications for practice, fidelity and implementation, and considered the ramifications for future research design.
Karin Malm, MS, Director for Child Welfare and Senior Research Scientist at Child Trends
Melissa Mollard, PhD, Director of Research at Seneca Family of Agencies
Kevin Campbell, Expert Consultant/Trainer and Author of the Family Finding Model with Seneca Family of Agencies
Bob Friend, Director of NIPFC at Seneca Family of Agencies
PowerPoint Training Tools
Family Finding PowerPoints
Family Search and Engagement: Creating Lifetime Connections
Introduction to Family Finding and engagement presented by Mardith L. Louisell and Linda Librizzi to Casey Family Services staff
Emergency Response Training
In June 2006, Orange County held a training focusing on the role of the Emergency Response (ER) Senior Social Worker in creating lifelong connections for dependent youth. This training incorporated permanency related concepts which included finding the names, addresses and telephone numbers for family members and important others at the beginning phases of a case.
Introduction to Permanency PowerPoints
A Commitment to Supporting Lifelong Connections (For Foster & Adoptive Parents)
Fresno County social workers use this presentation to introduce the concept of permanency when speaking to prospective foster and adoptive parents.
A New Vision of Permanency (For Social Workers)
In April 2006, Orange County developed this brown bag training series for its staff