Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: Lesson’s Learned from Washington State’s Kinship Navigator Program
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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1:00–2:00pm EDT; 12:00–1:00pm CDT; 11:00am–12:00pm MDT; 10:00–11:00am PDT; 9:00–10:00am AKDT; 7:00–8:00am HAST

This webinar is hosted by Child Welfare League of America

Washington’s Kinship Navigator program connects relatives raising children with federal, state, and community resources. The program has grown over the past 14 years and currently serves 30 of 39 counties and 7 tribes. Its goal is to help kinship care families move towards greater stability and self-sufficiency in order to keep their children out of the formal foster care system. In 2018, the State of Washington began piloting an enhanced services model which included inquiries to assess the unique needs of the various subpopulations that make up Washington’s target population and the resulting implementation of culturally-adapted needs assessment tools in three counties. This presentation will identify modifications that were made to the enhanced model due to COVID and how the program has continued to maintain model fidelity despite the pandemic. It also will identify kinship navigator needs using a race equity lens. Presenters will provide preliminary results of the effects of the enhanced services model implemented in two early adopter counties compared to services as usual in comparable counties in the state.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dcEjlgTnTLiHMHe7ygExJw