A two part webinar series to help your Collaborative Court support positive, healthy parent-child relationships to heal children and improve family functioning. Please check out the pre webinar presentation, webinar recording, and resource guide below for more information.
The needs of families in or at risk of entering the child welfare system are complex. Families require services that support the needs of adults and their capacity to parent, the developmental needs of infants and children, and healthy parent-child relationships. Timely and appropriate provision of such services requires thoughtful planning, coordination and a comprehensive process to understand how parents/caregivers can be supported in providing for the safety and well-being of infants and children. This includes screening, assessment and triage processes to understand what interventions are needed to strengthen parental capacity and address the developmental needs of infants and children. This webinar provides a framework to help Collaborative Court Teams assess the needs of families, identify which parent-child interventions are best matched to families, and provide timely, appropriate and coordinated services.
Once families are connected to services, monitoring progress through a coordinated and formalized system of information sharing is key to continued success. Collaborative Court Teams must work with community service providers to decide what information needs to be shared, with whom it needs to be shared, and how best to share that information. By successfully integrating information about parenting and children’s services into collaborative court processes, Collaborative Court Teams can develop a more complete assessment and understanding of parenting capacity, parent-child relationships and overall family functioning. What information is needed from the providers of these interventions to inform decision making about parenting time/visitation, permanency, and a family’s readiness for reunification? This webinar highlights the key components of an effective communication and information sharing approach and examples from the field that court teams can use to improve their systems of care.