The Unlearning of Child Welfare: Webinar Series Explores How to Rebuild the Child Welfare System

Posted December 22, 2020, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Jaquia Wilson, Youth Advocate and Child Welfare Professional

Jaquia Wilson, Youth Advocate and Child Welfare Professional

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion recent­ly cohost­ed a webi­nar series — The Unlearn­ing of Child Wel­fare: A Nation­al Con­ver­sa­tion to Advance Child and Fam­i­ly Well-Being — along with the Insti­tute for Fam­i­ly, the U.S. Children’s Bureau and Chapin Hall at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go.

Devel­oped with the input of youth advo­cates, the series engages child wel­fare lead­ers, leg­is­la­tors, advo­cates and oth­ers in a dis­cus­sion about what is need­ed to trans­form the nation’s child wel­fare sys­tem into one that equi­tably sup­ports chil­dren and fam­i­lies in their com­mu­ni­ties as a means to pre­vent fos­ter care placements.

The series is made up of three 60-minute episodes of wide-rang­ing con­ver­sa­tions between pan­elists and par­tic­i­pants. View the record­ed ses­sions for free by fol­low­ing the links and using the accom­pa­ny­ing passcode:

Ses­sion One: Rea­sons We Should Imag­ine a New Child and Fam­i­ly Well-Being System

Ses­sion Two: Ear­ly Exam­ples of Com­mu­ni­ties Imag­in­ing and Cre­at­ing a Child and Fam­i­ly Well-Being System

Ses­sion Three: What Can an Equi­table Fos­ter Care Expe­ri­ence Look Like in the Future?

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