Family Engagement Special Topic: Family Meeting Facilitation Tool Kit
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Family Meeting Facilitation Tool Kit
Children in out-of-home care benefit from better permanency practice, policies and procedures for foster youth in danger of exiting foster care without a lifelong connection to a caring adult. Family Finding works to significantly increase the number of relatives and other important known adult connections for children in out-of-home care and leads to an average of five to eight offers of help from these adults. The findings also show that in most jurisdictions child welfare case workers and supervisors are uncertain of how to integrate these supportive adults into the day-to-day support, planning and decision making activities for children and adolescents in out-of-home care. This three day intensive training expands and sharpens the skills of workers in family meeting facilitation and participation with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Professionals. Participants will leave the training with an expanded tool kit of strategies, techniques and activities to create powerful family and community meetings that move planning and decision-making teams to action on behalf of children and their families.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
(a) Describe the importance and function of family finding efforts for children in out-of-home care
(b) List specific strategies for planning and decision making on behalf of children in out-of-home care
(c) Explain the role of a “participatory continuum” as a tool to assess the degree of family participation in agency and individual family meeting practice
Check in will begin at 8:30am
About the presenter:
Kevin Campbell is the founder of the Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness and developer of the Family Finding model. Prior to developing Family Finding, Kevin was an administrator, director and vice president in the social service sector for over 28 years. In addition to training and technical assistance on the implementation of Family Finding, Kevin speaks on the issue of youth permanency throughout the United States and Canada and has published numerous articles on the subject.
This course meets the qualifications for 18 hours of continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Education Psychologists (LEPs), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families; Provider 2522).
If you require assistance due to disability or other special needs, please let us know in advance so that reasonable accommodations may be made.
When & Where
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is one of the largest providers of mental health services for children and families on California’s central coast. We serve over 430 families daily, many of whom have faced abuse and neglect, severe emotional disturbances, mental health challenges, multiple out-of-home placements, and a variety of other challenges.
Our campus and community services include: Emergency Shelter, Residential Treatment, Non-Public School, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Health Services Clinic, Therapeutic Behavioral Services/Intensive Behavioral Services, Wraparound, and Emergency Crisis Response.
Visit www.casapacifica.org for more information.