The 2019 Child Welfare Virtual Expo (Virtual Expo) has been transformed into a flexible, on-demand learning experience. Child welfare professionals from federal, state, and local organizations across the country discuss evidence-based policymaking and practice and their experiences evaluating the effectiveness of services and programs. They explore how to engage agency staff at all levels in understanding and applying data and findings to improve practice.
Managers can use the resources in this collection to help teams dive into five key topics:
- Effectiveness in Child Welfare
- How Do We Know What Works?
- Becoming a Workforce of Everyday Scientists
- The Power of Feedback
- Maximizing Our Collective Impact
Ready to Get Started?
First, select the topics and sessions that align with team goals and interests. Then, use the activities in the discussion guide to prepare individuals for group learning, facilitate team discussions, create a shared understanding of how these topics relate to everyday work, and develop action plans to move the work forward.
Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019 Discussion Guide
Provides a one-page guide for each topic, including a description of the topic, session titles, additional groups that might benefit from the session(s), and questions tailored to the topic. The debrief questions will help the group identify themes and develop the group’s action plan using the tool included with the guide.