Leading from the Front Line – Case Managers in Your FDC and Why You Need Them
Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 11-12:00 PM PT (12 PM MT, 1 PM CT, 2 PM ET)

As part of the FDC collaborative, child welfare social workers, drug treatment and court/community-based case manager professionals are charged with some of the most complex, challenging, and important responsibilities in their respective agencies – the protection of children while working with the entire family unit to address the issues that precipitated their involvement in CWS. Working with families affected by substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions require skill, coordination, and collaboration, especially in the family drug court setting.

This webinar will explore the complexities of case management models and functions in the FDC context and their contribution to effective FDC programs. The webinar will explore the function of case management from the child welfare services, substance abuse treatment, and court/community-based systems. Practice challenges, including meeting the complex needs of families amidst competing expectations and goals, department policies, and limited resources will also be discussed.

Immediately after the webinar, attendees will then have the opportunity to join virtual break-out sessions to further exchange ideas and practical strategies (Conference Line information will be provided). Technical assistance resources from the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare and National Family Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Program will be offered to empower workers to lead from the front-line to improve the outcomes of children and families affected by substance use disorders.