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.
Provides details about the New Mexico Regional Resource Navigator program. This program assigns navigators to work exclusively with specific regions of the state to guide families through the assessment and licensing processes.
Provides listeners greater detail into how Florida community-based care agencies, state agencies, and professional marketing teams partnered together. The conversation includes the approach to gathering target audience data, how agencies were provided marketing and outreach plans unique to their region, and a comparison of how the intelligent marketing approach has impacted the number of foster families.
Centers on the multidimensional model, Partnering for Success, developed from a Children’s Bureau grant to the National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare.
Showcases successful examples of communities improving the connections between kinship caregivers and available services.
Showcases successful examples of kinship navigator programs connecting kinship families with available services.
Takes a detailed look into a local agency’s efforts to holistically implement a protective factors-based approach.
Provides an overview of protective factors and helps listeners distinguish protective factors from risk factors.
Provides listeners with insights gained from a partnership occurring in Spartanburg, SC.
Continues the conversation with leaders of local fatherhood organizations in which they share their perspectives and insights and recommendations to help child welfare agencies partner with fatherhood organizations to enhance the engagement and involvement of fathers and paternal family members in establishing permanency and safety for children in the child welfare system.
Features a conversation with leaders of local fatherhood organizations in which they share their perspectives and insights and recommendations to help child welfare agencies partner with fatherhood organizations to enhance the engagement and involvement of fathers and paternal family members in establishing permanency and safety for children in the child welfare system.
Features a conversation between those with experience on both sides of the working relationship between the child welfare and correctional systems.
Provides examples about how to help child welfare professionals cope with secondary traumatic stress.
Discusses how the Miami CARES project identifies victims; provides therapeutic services; brings juvenile justice agencies, the State's attorney office, and public defenders together for a common cause; and sustains communication and collaboration between agencies.
Listen to members of the Iowa Department of Human Services, along with Children & Families of Iowa, who helped institute and expand the State's parent partner program. A veteran parent partner is also featured and provides insight on recruiting and retaining parent partners.
Gives caseworkers the perspective of a former youth in foster care and provides insight and tips on using Facebook to learn more about youth in care, information about the knowledge gaps youth may have about transitioning to adulthood, and ways to help youth recognize the supportive adults in their lives and develop trusting relationships.