Presenters: Lisa Conradi, PsyD., Director of Clinical Operations, Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA; Joyce Pfennig, PhD, Children's Bureau/ACF/HHS, Division of Pro-gram Innovation, Washington, DC; Mandy Taylor, Foster Parent Retention Specialist, Bethany Christian Ser-vices and Co-Chair Trauma and Symptom Assessment Committee, NCTSN, Grand Rapids, MI; Cassandra Kisiel, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Director, Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sci-ences, Chicago, IL; George S. Ake III, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Center for Child and Family Health, Durham, NC; and Rita Pelaggi, Milford Office Director, Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Milford, CT
While there has been an increased focus in child welfare settings on screening children for trauma and con-ducting a trauma-informed mental health assessment, there are challenges to implementation of these prac-tices, such as how to share screening and assessment information with community partners and family mem-bers and how to use this information to effectively measure outcomes and support practice. After a description of the current state of the field related to screening and assessment, a panel of parents, researchers, clinical administrators, clinicians, and child welfare workers—from a diverse array of settings—will describe challenges related to screening and assessment and discuss strategies to overcome those challenges. Pre-senters will highlight recommendations for next steps in the field based on lessons learned. CWLA is present-ing this webinar in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).