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Developing and Maintaining Partnerships for Implementation in Child Welfare Services

September 22, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. CT
Location: Virtual

Part of the Building a Transformative 21st Century Research Agenda webinar series. Register on the Open Classroom platform.*

Dr. Geetha Gopalan will present.

Webinar Description

This webinar will provide an overview of a recent study implementing a child mental health intervention in child welfare services and the importance of developing and maintaining partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including parents and providers.

Collaborating with parents and providers facilitated a tailored implementation of a child mental health intervention in child welfare services. Collaboration with providers further continued during implementation to ensure feasibility and fit. Finally, this webinar will describe how the intervention has continued to be implemented in a child welfare population since the research was concluded.

About Our Presenter

Gopalan’s research agenda focuses on (1) identifying needs and challenges of families involved in child welfare and child mental health services which could impact service utilization and effectiveness, (2) developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions designed to promote child mental health and family functioning, and (3) investigating interventions and services integrating peer support.

Partners Supporting this Effort

Since 2020, Lived Experience Experts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs (CFP) and the William T. Grant Foundation have worked in partnership with a broad array of experts, stakeholders and people with lived experience to draft research gaps that span community-based family support, child protective services, out-of-home care and post-permanency services. Partnering organizations include Black Administrators in Child Welfare, the National Indian Child Welfare Association, Child Trends Hispanic Institute, the American Public Human Services Association, the Child Welfare League of America, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and Social Current.

*Please note that the title for this talk was updated. The previous title is “Partnering for Success: Factors Impacting Implementation of a Corss-Systems Collaborative Model Between Behavioral Health and Child Welfare.”

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