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NRCPFC Teleconference/Webinar

Child Welfare, Education, and the Courts:
State Presentations on Short-Term Goal Achievement

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 3:00-4:30 PM EST

This webinar was the second in a series offered by the Children’s Bureau and the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections to build upon the meeting, Child Welfare, Education and the Courts: A Collaboration to Strengthen Educational Successes of Children and Youth in Foster Care (held in November 2011). This webinar, for Education Summit State Teams and their invited guests, featured State presentations from Michigan, New York, and Texas on child welfare, education, and the courts collaborations to achieve educational stability for children and youth in care, focusing on how State Teams achieved their short-term goals. New York presented on early stage collaboration related to their creation of a reformulated work group, engaging leadership and generating support amongst the three systems, and developing materials for the three systems. Texas presented on the creation of the Education Committee by order of the Supreme Court of Texas, the collaborative model utilized to develop the final recommendations included in the report, The Texas Blueprint: Transforming Education Outcomes for Children & Youth in Foster Care, and next steps and lessons learned.Michigan presented on their work to involve and assist all Michigan colleges and universities in developing resources to provide support and stability for foster youth pursuing post-secondary education. Resources from the States were shared. The webinar closed with a question and answer period.

Listening Time: 80 minutes

Presenters

New York

  • Betsy Stevens, Associate Counsel, Division of Legal Affairs, NYS Office of Children & Family Services
  • Lisa Ghartey Ogundimu, Assistant Commissioner, Child Welfare
  • Roberto Reyes, State Director, Title I School and Community Services, New York State Education
  • Frank Woods, Coordinator, Child Welfare Court Improvement Project, New York State Unified Court System

Texas

  • Jenny Hinson, Division Administrator for Permanency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Michigan

  • Ann Rossi, Education Specialist, Health, Education and Youth Unit, Michigan Department of Human Services
  • Janet Kaley, Manager, Health, Education and Youth Unit, Bureau of Child Welfare, Michigan Department of Human Services
  • Mary Taylor Chaliman, Director, Permanency Division, Bureau of Child Welfare, Michigan Department of Human Services

Meeting Materials and Resources

New York

Texas

Michigan