Learn to Develop a Preventive Child Welfare Practice Model for the Family First Act

Posted April 6, 2020, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Register for a webinar at on how states and counties can align a preventive child welfare practice model with the Family First Act

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion will host a webi­nar at 1 p.m. ET, Wednes­day, April 29, on how states and coun­ties can align a pre­ven­tive child wel­fare prac­tice mod­el with the Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act.

Dur­ing the webi­nar — part of the con­tin­u­ing Lead­ing With Evi­dence: Inform­ing Prac­tice With Research series — experts will dis­cuss Putting Fam­i­ly First, a new paper from the Foun­da­tion that helps child wel­fare agen­cies devel­op a pre­ven­tive prac­tice mod­el that address­es the unique needs of local fam­i­lies while ensur­ing qual­i­ty, imple­mentable pro­grams and practices.

Reg­is­ter for this webinar

Par­tic­i­pants will learn about:

  1. core ele­ments of a well-defined pre­ven­tive prac­tice model;
  2. how evi­dence-based case man­age­ment builds trust and rela­tion­ships with families;
  3. the role of lead­ers in think­ing about pre­ven­tive ser­vices; and
  4. how a local child wel­fare leader is putting these ideas into prac­tice amid the chal­lenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What: Devel­op­ing a Pre­ven­tive Prac­tice Mod­el to Put Fam­i­ly First webinar

When: 1 p.m. ET, Wednes­day, April 292020

Mod­er­a­tor: Suzanne Barnard, direc­tor of the Casey Foun­da­tion’s Evi­dence-Based Prac­tice Group


  • Alli­son Metz, direc­tor of the Nation­al Imple­men­ta­tion Research Net­work; and
  • Jacque­line O. McK­night, deputy direc­tor of child and fam­i­ly ser­vices with Meck­len­burg Coun­ty (North Car­oli­na) Depart­ment of Social Services

The Lead­ing With Evi­dence series focus­es on how child wel­fare lead­ers, researchers and pro­gram devel­op­ers can work togeth­er to fur­ther the use of evi­dence in the child wel­fare field.

Watch a Lead­ing With Evi­dence webi­nar record­ing on devel­op­ing pro­grams that incor­po­rate culture

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