Date: May 8, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (PST)
Presenters: Nancy K. Young, PhD, Executive Director, Children and Family Futures

Built from a common vision and extraordinary cross-system collaborative effort, the family drug court movement has much to celebrate.  During the last ten years, FDCs have rapidly increased in number and visibility while rates of children in care and entries into foster care have decreased as a result of national child reforms.   This webinar will explore state level data and outcome findings from local site and cross-site evaluations to demonstrate how FDCs are supporting positive child welfare outcomes.  The session will explore the road head as FDCs move from innovation to institutionalization as a national child welfare reform strategy.  The webinar will also include the efforts currently underway in the state of Iowa.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain understanding of current direction of national CWS reforms
  • Explore FDC outcomes from local evaluation studies and best practices and guidelines to support child welfare outcomes
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges ahead for FDCs as a national CWS reform strategy