Child Welfare Presentations

Child and Family Services Reviews: Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children and Families in Child Welfare (PDF)

Helfgott, K. P., Britt, C., & Armstrong, M. (2008). Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development’s Training Institutes in Nashville, Tennessee.

Presentation reviewed findings from Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) in relation to the provision of mental health services for children involved with the child welfare system and their families, and summarized strategies that states are using to improve outcomes for this population.

Child and Family Services Reviews: An Opportunity to Work Together to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Children and Families (PDF)

Sherrand, E., Helfgott, K.P., & Zirkle, K. (2008)

Presentation provided a general overview of the CFSR process, reviewed national trends around successes and challenges, explored State examples of collaboration through the CFSR process, and discussed specifically partnering with child welfare.

Child and Family Services Review Process: Partnering with Substance Abuse and Mental Health (PDF)

Helfgott, K.P. & Young, N. (2009)

Presentation reviewed the Child and Family Services Review/Program Improvement Plan (CFSR/PIP) process, highlighting findings related to mental health and substance abuse, and discussed the benefits of and strategies for involving mental health and substance abuse stakeholders in the process.

Implementing an Evidenced Based Treatment for Children in the Child Welfare System:  Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PDF)

Helfgott, K. P., Nelson, M. M., Gurwitch, R. H., Mummery, T., & Brutzman-Livak, K. (2008). Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development’s Training Institutes in Nashville, Tennessee.

Presentation focused on the use of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as an evidence-based treatment for children involved with the child welfare system and their families.

Feedback Making It a Reality: Parents as Partners in Child Welfare (PDF)

Helfgott, K. P. (2008). Technical Assistance Partnership’s March 2008 Key Family Contacts Affinity Call.

Presentation discussed the Child Welfare Content Specialist’s role, common challenges and opportunities for partnering with the child welfare system, how to develop family centered practice as a foundation, and lessons learned around parent involvement in the child welfare system.

Feedback Partnering with Child Welfare to Promote Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being (PDF)

Helfgott, K. P. (2008). Technical Assistance Partnership’s May 2008 Project Directors Affinity Call for Regions I and II.

Presentation discussed the Child Welfare Content Specialist’s role, common challenges and opportunities for partnering with the child welfare system, and lessons learned in developing collaboration.