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Better Tech, Better Outcomes: How Technology Collaboration Can Improve Foster Care
March 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Child Welfare faced challenges prior to the global pandemic. In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the needs of the most vulnerable children and youth have only intensified. Challenges such as foster family shortages, social worker burdens and exoduses, and the complex needs of youth facing trauma have become more acute and widespread.
At the same time, numerous agencies and organizations across the country have been working tirelessly to design and implement creative and innovative strategies and tools that can help alleviate the crisis, facilitate child welfare processes, focus on ‘whole-person care’, and drive positive outcomes for youth, families, and social workers.
This one-hour session will host a unique panel with diverse experience across child welfare, including experts in public policy and practice, former foster youth, and foster/adoptive parents. This discussion will highlight ways to harness data, increase collaboration, streamline processes, and better match children/youth with families and services for better outcomes and overall experiences.