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California SDM Core Team
Description: The educational topic was focused on tips for aligning and integrating local policy and procedures to support SDM practice.
- SDM Core Team Discussion Forum
- SDM Core Team Meeting Updates
- Building Toward Achieving SDM Goals
- Implementing and Supporting Practice Improvement
- Quantitative Versus Qualitative
- SDM Fidelity Oversight Structure
- Implementation Timeline
CANS for Administrators
Description: The CANS for Administrators webinar is live! CANS is a multi-purpose tool that supports decision-making, including level of care and service planning, which allows for the monitoring and outcome of services.
Description: This series of webinars will focus on one key factor that has emerged as vital to the success of continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts in child welfare agencies: top management commitment. The importance of this factor has become clear from work around California, from child welfare agencies across the country, and from lessons from industry. Far and away, the most successful improvement industries have had is top management’s commitment to and personal involvement in continuously improving quality. While it is possible to make selective improvements, driven by groups of committed individuals or middle managers, continuous improvement cannot be sustained without top management making such efforts a priority. Top management is also needed to break down barriers between units; barriers that impede progress.
From Plan to Action: Implementing and Tracking our Recruitment Efforts
Description: Denise Goodman, Ph.D is hosting a series of webinars. The first webinar in this series, “From Plan to Action: Implementing and Tracking Our Recruitment Efforts Webinar” is now available. This webinar will explore the common roadblocks to successful implementation of a recruitment plan and how to identify your obstacles. In addition, tools to help track progress and monitor the growth of resource families will be provided. To get the most out of this session, please have your most recent recruitment plan in front of you.
High Risk Behaviors
Presenter: Dan Thorne, LMFT
Description: This webinar will cover 3 interventions for youth that are involved in high-risk behaviors. What are the common threads in working with youth that exhibit high-risk behaviors in a residential, mental health outpatient, or foster family agency setting? How do we use this information to work with these youth? How do we improve how we identify these youth?
Identify common behaviors which occur in high-risk situations
Develop means to assess risk in youth
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Permission to use this webinar was granted by Dan Thorne, CEO of Praxes.
Description: In this webinar, Sarah Roush will go over some of the major health disparities that we see with this population. Why do we care about this from a clinical and public health perspective? What types of issue and disparities are we talking about? Also, she covers current terminology related to LGBTQ individuals and patients. Finally, she discusses the recommended sexual and reproductive health screening and counseling services for LGBTQ patients.
Tools You Can Use: Age-Appropriate, Medically Accurate Sexual Health Fact Sheets
Description: With the passage of the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (SB 89), all California foster youth age 10 and older are required to be informed of their reproductive and sexual health rights annually in an age and developmentally appropriate manner.
As part of the Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (LA RHEP), John Burton Advocates for Youth has developed a series of youth fact sheets for case managers to communicate this important information. Accompanying the youth factsheets is a guide that includes age-appropriate conversation starters to help them navigate these sensitive conversations. Fact sheets are available for three age groups: tweens/early adolescents, middle adolescents, and transition-aged youth/young adults.
Permission to use this webinar was granted by John Burton Advocates for Youth.