Supporting Parenting Youth Via Virtual Resource Center

Posted June 28, 2020, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

A new resource center offers help for practitioners working with parents in foster care

A new webi­nar from the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion explores an online resource for help­ing child wel­fare prac­ti­tion­ers part­ner with expec­tant and par­ent­ing youth.

View webi­nar recording

Dur­ing the ses­sion, pan­elists exam­ine the chal­lenges that young par­ents in fos­ter care face and intro­duce a data tool kit for sys­tems lead­ers. Their dis­cus­sion also explores the impor­tance of time­ly and accu­rate data and why child wel­fare sys­tems need such infor­ma­tion to gen­er­ate a com­pre­hen­sive view of a young family’s oppor­tu­ni­ties and needs.

Par­tic­i­pants will also hear how the Bal­ti­more City Depart­ment of Social Ser­vices used Casey’s Sys­tems Lead­ers Data Tool Kit to improve its data col­lec­tion and report­ing on expec­tant and par­ent­ing youth.

The pan­elists for the webi­nar, enti­tled Using Casey’s Vir­tu­al Resource Cen­ter to Bet­ter Sup­port Par­ent­ing Youth, are:

  • Ame­sha Smith, a pro­gram man­ag­er with the Bal­ti­more City Depart­ment of Social Services
  • Amy Dworsky, a research fel­low for Chapin Hall at the Unvier­si­ty of Chicago
  • Sheila Van­Wert, a Jim Casey Young Fel­low and Vir­tu­al Resource Cen­ter fac­ul­ty member
  • Blan­ca Goetz, a Jim Casey Young Fel­low and Vir­tu­al Resource Cen­ter fac­ul­ty member

Learn more about expec­tant and par­ent­ing youth in fos­ter care

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