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DePelchin Children's Center

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Texas Building Bridges: Youth, Families, Agencies, and Providers Transforming Residential Intervention and Achieving Positive Outcomes

Target Audience: Leadership Teams and Program Leaders including Program Managers, Operational Managers, Clinical Directors, and Family and Youth Representative (teams of 3-5 from each program)

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is a national initiative working to identify and promote practice and policy that will create strong and closely coordinated partnerships and collaborations between families, youth, community- and residentially- based treatment and service providers, advocates and policy makers to ensure that comprehensive services and supports are family-driven, youth-guided, strength-based, culturally and linguistically competent, individualized, evidence and practice-informed, and consistent with the research on sustained positive outcomes,

The May 23-24, 2018 Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Training Event invites Texas residential program leaders to explore the use of promising, best, and evidence-informed practices that align with the research on improving sustained positive outcomes post-residential discharge for youth and families served in their systems of care. During this event, BBI consultants, including residential and family advocate leaders who have worked on residential transformation in another state, will share information both to support all Texas stakeholders in continuing their good work with youth and families, and in making improvements to residential interventions that correlate to sustained positive outcomes post residential discharge.




The BBI Consultant/ Presenter is Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D., President and CEO of The Children’s Village, New York, The Institute’s Center for Child Welfare Research at the Children’s Village Institute, and the President of Harlem Dowling. The Children’s Village and Harlem Dowling provide a broad continuum of programs including evidence-based support for families, shelters for homeless youth and immigrant children, alternatives to incarceration, non-secure detention, adoption and foster care services, alternative schools, affordable housing, and specialized services for nearly 20,000 children and families annually. The Children’s Village is the 2013 Gold Award Winner of the New York Community Trust-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards for overall Management Excellence. Dr. Kohomban is a noted expert in child welfare and his leadership successes have been noted by The New York Times, NPR and other publications. Most recently, he testified before the United States Congress, Senate Finance Committee and elaborated on the need for finance reform that supports children, families and communities. In their story discussing the child welfare crisis in New York, City Limits magazine identified Dr. Kohomban as a leader with a “clear vision for the future.” In his book, From Pariahs to Partners, How Parents and their Allies Changed New York City’s Child Welfare System, author David Tobis describes him as “one of the most parent-focused, reform-minded, and effective administrators in the field of child welfare.” In 2013 Dr. Kohomban was honored by the Child Welfare League of America for Exemplary Innovative Service Resulting in Positive and Successful Outcomes for Children and in 2011 by the Alliance for Children and Families with the Samuel Gerson Nordlinger Child Welfare Leadership Award for his dedication and effectiveness in the child welfare field.

Please plan to join us for the learning partnership toward best practices!

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