Online Trainings and Presentations:



  • Relatives Matter Online Training

    • Relatives Matter - Meeting Child Welfare System Mandates to Locate and Notice Family, introduces participants to Federal and California standards for notification.

  • Webinar: Family Finding - What Have We Learned?

    • Supporting Documents

    • 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