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Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) Learning Experiences

Explore the archived CWVE session videos and associated resources to learn from youth and families with lived expertise and experienced child welfare professionals. 

Each year, the Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) brings together child welfare professionals, their organizational partners, and youth and families with lived expertise from around the country to explore a topic of current interest to the child welfare community.

Following each year’s CWVE, the Center creates a learning experience that pairs the recorded session videos, resource lists, and other associated resources from the live event with a discussion guide that agencies can use to transform new ideas into action. Use the CWVE learning experiences below to catch up on CWVE sessions you may have missed, dig into a timely child welfare topic, and start a conversation with your team.

Recruit, Retain, and Support: Strategies for Strengthening the Child Welfare Workforce: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2023

Explore strategies to address recruitment and retention challenges in child welfare by rebuilding a workforce that reflects the diverse communities that agencies serve. 

Power in Partnerships: Prioritizing Lived Expertise in Child Welfare: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2022

Explore the power of intentionally partnering with young people and families to transform child welfare systems and better serve and support children, youth, and families. 

Advancing Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2021

Explore strategies to advance racial equity in child welfare presented by families and youth with lived expertise and other national experts.

Strengthening Families Through Prevention and Collaboration: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2020

Explore collaborative approaches to advance prevention presented by people with lived and professional child welfare expertise. 

Effectiveness in Child Welfare: Our Role in Improving the Lives of Children and Families: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2019

Explore how to engage agency staff at all levels in understanding and applying data and findings to improve practice.

Fostering a Healthy Workforce: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2018

Explore how to foster a healthy child welfare workforce through innovative and effective recruitment, retention, and practice strategies.

Strengthening Assessment and Decision-Making for Improved Outcomes: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2017

Explore how to improve the quality of assessments and effectively use data to inform decision-making.

Building Capacity to Address Sex Trafficking and Normalcy: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2016

Explore best practices and effective strategies to address sex trafficking and promote normalcy among children and youth in foster care.