Supporting a Culture of Wellness for Emerging Leaders
This webinar is hosted by NCWWI, the Child Welfare League of America, and CWLA’s Emerging Leaders Committee
To attract and retain a qualified, diverse, and passionate workforce, employers must consider their staff’s overall wellness. In an increasingly competitive job market, higher value is placed on a workforce culture that promotes a positive, supportive, and flexible work environment. This includes addressing psychological and physical safety, work-life balance, emotional well-being, and opportunities for professional growth. These factors are critical for the work of child welfare professionals.
Recognizing that leadership happens at all levels, this webinar will feature a panel of public and private agencies implementing multifaceted strategies that support employee wellness and professional development to promote overall well-being of the child welfare workforce, emphasizing emerging leaders. The panel representatives are part of CWLA’s Emerging Leaders Committee and bring a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and passion to their work on behalf of other emerging leaders.
Our panelists are:
- Alycia Blackwell MSW, JD, as Deputy Director of Programs and Services for Fairfax County,Virginia, Department of Family Services.
- Oriane Ericksen LCSW, CSAC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and is currently the Division Director of the Children, Youth and Families Division at the Fairfax County, Virginia, Department of Family Services.
- Ellen Keithley, MS, QMHP, Social Services Director for Options Counseling & Family Services a non-profit agency providing family preservation, behavioral health, and other support services to families and individuals in 14 Oregon counties.
- Keith Luebcke, MSW, Leadership Advisor with the Indiana Department of Child Services.