May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care.
May's special issue highlights a higher education program for transitioning youth, a tool for evaluating youth connectedness, and other information about foster care.
The Obama administration remains committed to improving the lives of children in foster care and the futures of youth who may leave foster care without a permanent family.
Supporting Youth in Transition: The Importance of Caseworker Visits
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (EDT), 12:00-1:30 p.m. (PDT)
This free webinar is brought to you by the Children's Bureau, the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC), and the National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD) as part of National Foster Care Month. It will provide information about the importance of quality caseworker visits as a tool for supporting youth in foster care during times of transition.
Gail Collins, Director of the Children's Bureau's Division of Program Implementation, and Sylvia Kim, a Children's Bureau Child Welfare Program Specialist, will provide a foundational overview of the importance of caseworker visits, discussing information on caseworker visit requirements based in Federal policy, as well as sharing available data on caseworker visits. This will include an overview of caseworker data trends, Child and Family Services Reviews caseworker visit findings and implications, and select State strategies for making improvements in caseworker visits.
Presenters from the Young Adult Training and Technical Assistance Network (YATTA) and NRCYD will outline concrete ways that caseworker visits can be an effective tool for supporting youth in transition, provide practice tips, and share information about how caseworkers can establish a positive relationship with youth in care. The NRCYD presentation will include information about the development, implementation, and utilization of the Monthly Individual Contact (PDF - 83 KB) tool and related Frequently Asked Questions (PDF - 46 KB).
The webinar will close with a brief question and answer session. Learn more about the webinar and register at http://www.nrcpfc.org/teleconferences/2013-05-07.html.