SPARC and the Center for the Study of Social Policy invite you to join us for our upcoming webinar, Raising the Bar: Child Welfare’s Shift Towards Well-Being, on September 12th at 3:00pm EDT. Speakers will include:
  • Clare Anderson, Deputy Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Dr. Benjamin Dukes, Director of the Office of Well-Being for the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency;
  • Dr. Cynthia Tate, Deputy Director, Office of Child Well Being, Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Over the last decade, there has been an increasing awareness about the poor developmental outcomes for children and youth in the child welfare system. The recognition of the need to improve well-being as a central focus of child welfare’s work has grown from an understanding of the importance of early childhood and adolescence in shaping outcomes, and the impact of toxic stress on the development of children and youth. This webinar accompanies a policy brief co-released by SPARC and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, which can be found here. RSVP here for September 12th webinar.