This podcast series, produced on behalf of the Children's Bureau, presents a series of interviews and group conversations intended to provide beneficial information for busy child welfare and social work professionals. The podcasts cover a wide range of topics and provide perspectives from communities served by child welfare agencies along with tips and stories from professionals about implementing new services and programs, working across agencies, and improving practice.
The views and opinions expressed within these podcasts do not necessarily reflect those of the Children's Bureau or the Administration for Children and Families.
Focuses on a report developed by Think Of Us to understand the perspectives, attitudes, and experiences of young people with recent histories in institutional placements, and to understand their beliefs around reforming or ending institutional placements.
Features a conversation with the Children's Bureau associate commissioner about promoting equity in State child welfare systems.
Shares strategies implemented to engage fathers from Prowers County, Colorado. This is the third of a three-part series.
Shares strategies implemented to engage fathers from Los Angeles County, California. The second of a three-part series.
Focuses on the strategies developed to engage fathers within Hartford, Connecticut. The first of a three-part series.
Features a conversation surrounding the California Family Urgent Response System (FURS) to preserve the relationship of the caregiver and the child or youth.
Shares insight from the National Native Children's Trauma Center (NNCTC) for those caseworkers and agencies that are working or will work with indigenous communities to support children and families.
Features Oregon's Child Welfare Division and their release of Vision for Transformation, which documents a strategic roadmap to success, including specific guiding principles, strategies, and measurable outcomes.
Continues to feature insights and findings surrounding each of the three themes helping youth heal and deal with trauma, centering youth in their preparedness, and helping youth build a supportive network. This episode is the second in a two-part series.
Features insights and findings surrounding each of the three themes helping youth heal and deal with trauma, centering youth in their preparedness, and helping youth build a supportive network. This episode is the first in a two-part series.
Focuses on the healing journey alumni take and the importance of community and family support, along with guidance for future or current advocates and recommendations for improving the foster care system. This episode is the second in a two-part series.
Focuses on the current reality of reunification across our public child welfare system. Listeners will hear a conversation among child welfare professionals, members of the American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law, the Children's Bureau, and an alumnus of foster care
Shares perspectives, personal stories, and guidance from members and former members of Foster Care Alumni of America to help agencies understand the value of alumni of all ages, provide information on how to look for and find the right alumni partners, and discuss the impact sharing has on alumni, especially alumni who work as child welfare professionals.
Focuses on implementing the Thriving Families, Safer Children effort, including guidance for how agency leaders can review their policies and tactics to evolve toward a more just and equitable child welfare system. This episode is the second in a two-part series featuring conversations with leaders of the national organizations partnering with the Children’s Bureau.
Dives into a deeper discussion of the Thriving Families, Safer Children effort; discusses the characteristics that lead to successful partnerships; and emphasizes the important role family voice has in shaping change. This episode is the first in a two-part series featuring conversations with leaders of the national organizations partnering with the Children’s Bureau.
Discusses the impact child welfare can have within a jurisdiction's overarching public health approach. This podcast episode is part three of a three-part series that examines what the child welfare field learned during 2020.
Features members of the Center for the Study of Social Policy who are working with the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work to lead the upEND movement. This podcast episode is part two of a three-part series that examines what the child welfare field learned during 2020.
Identifies potential changes or shifts in how the child welfare field operates during a pandemic. Listeners will hear from Andrew Winters, a member of the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD). This podcast episode is part one of a three-part series that examines what the child welfare field learned during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Provides insight on the diverse types of cross-border cases and the supports and information that may help State and local caseworkers connect cross-border families.
Features the Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals, a collaboration between State agencies, universities, and home visiting organizations that offers 66 e-learning modules supporting the National Family Support Competency Framework. The framework is a shared model of competencies and skills common across home visiting and child welfare professionals.