Child Welfare Worker Recognition Event
Workforce Development Month Event sponsored by the Children’s Bureau and NCWWI
As part of Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week, September 12-16, 2022, NCWWI and the Children’s Bureau are hosting a one-hour virtual recognition event on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm EDT. This event is about taking time to reflect, connect, and recharge. You do so much for others so we hope you’ll join in and encourage those around you to do the same.
This year our emcees are Carissa O’Dell, Evan Tansey, and Brittany Candioto. They are NCWWI traineeship students and alumni of the University of Oklahoma and The Muscogee Nation Indian Child Welfare Program team members. This year’s speakers are below – pics and bios to come!
- Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau in the Administration on Children, Youth and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Tamara Vest, Independent Living Coordinator at Murray State University and active advocate who uses her lived experience in foster care to contribute to the transformation of the child welfare system
- Audrey Cavenecia, Award-Winning Chief Content Officer and Podcast Host at Amplify Voices
- Jodi Hill-Lilly, Deputy Commissioner at Connecticut Department of Children and Families and NCWWI Advisory Board Member.