Watch Our Webinar: Opportunities for Culturally Relevant Child Welfare Prevention

Posted July 31, 2019, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Opportunities for Culturally Relevant Prevention

A new webi­nar record­ing exam­ines the role of cul­ture in pro­vid­ing effec­tive pro­grams to pre­vent child wel­fare involve­ment. Dur­ing the 60-minute ses­sion, view­ers will learn how the Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act has cre­at­ed oppor­tu­ni­ties to expand the use of pre­ven­tion pro­grams rel­e­vant to the fam­i­lies and their cul­tur­al back­grounds and practices.

Engag­ing Trib­al Moth­ers With Tra­di­tion: Fam­i­ly First Act Oppor­tu­ni­ties for Cul­tur­al­ly Rel­e­vant Pre­ven­tion is part of a webi­nar series — Lead­ing With Evi­dence: Inform­ing Prac­tice With Research — from the Annie E. Casey and William T. Grant foun­da­tions. Each Lead­ing With Evi­dence install­ment brings togeth­er child wel­fare lead­ers, researchers and pro­gram devel­op­ers to learn about advanc­ing the use of evi­dence in the child wel­fare field.

Suzanne Barnard, direc­tor of the Casey Foundation’s Evi­dence-Based Prac­tice Group, mod­er­at­ed the ses­sion, which explores the Fam­i­ly Spir­it home vis­it­ing program’s evi­dence-based approach to engag­ing Native Amer­i­can mothers.

Oth­er experts include:

  • Emi­ly Haroz, an assis­tant sci­en­tist with the Johns Hop­kins Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Indi­an Health
  • Maris­sa Begay, a pro­gram man­ag­er for Fam­i­ly Spir­it, Johns Hop­kins Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Indi­an Health
  • Jack Trope, senior direc­tor of the Indi­an Child Wel­fare Pro­gram, Casey Fam­i­ly Programs

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