What Does It Take To Become A Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Child Welfare League of America is hosting a continuing education webinar of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem and staff.

Join them on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM for What Does It Take To Become A Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System.

There has been increased focus and attention on implementing trauma-informed approaches in child welfare settings. Trauma-informed has become one of many new buzz words in our work, but what does it actually look like in practice? What does it take to become a trauma-informed system and how do you know when you get there?

This webinar will answer these questions by utilizing examples from two child welfare jurisdictions participating in a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded project with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families. The essential elements of a trauma-informed system will be reviewed, in addition to providing concrete strategies for assessing the readiness of a system to change. Common themes across all five super-communities will be reviewed.

This webinar will highlight two communities that have been involved in this transformational process, including promising trauma-informed practices, resources utilized, challenges to implementation and strategies for overcoming them. It will also explore the role of consultation, training, technical assistance and other resources made available to these super-communities as they attempt to create true culture change within their jurisdictions.

The webinar will be presented by Jennifer Hossler with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families of San Diego, California; Chrissy Curtis with the Community Partnership for Children of Daytona Beach, Florida; and Sarah Kelly-Palmer with Family Service of Rhode Island of Providence, Rhode Island.

Participants may receive one-and-a-half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit. Afterward, report your hours quickly and easily using our eForm.

The training is free. You can register online to participate.

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  • Who
    Child Welfare League of America
  • What
    What Does It Take To Become A Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System
  • Where
    Webinar — Register Online
  • When
    Thursday, September 17, 2015, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
  • Event Contact
    Child Welfare League of America
    cwla@cwla.org
    (202) 688-4200
First Published September 10, 2015