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Prevention Planning Roundtable

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Watch these videos to hear stories, successes, and lessons learned in prevention planning.

Hear directly from child welfare leaders as they share their experiences with prevention planning. These six brief video excerpts from a prevention planning roundtable conversation highlight successful strategies, lessons learned, and advice for states developing and implementing prevention plans.  

Use the unique reflection and discussion questions paired with each video to facilitate a team discussion about how the stories shared might influence your prevention planning approach.  

Consider using the Building Capacity to Address Common Challenges planning tool alongside the videos as your team works together to identify next steps in bringing your prevention plan to life. 


Christa Bell, M.S.W.
Executive Advisor, Kentucky Department for Community Based Services 

Steven Grilli, A.C.S.W.
Director of Child Welfare Programs, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families 

Susan Lindberg, L.I.C.S.W.
Associate Director of Community Services and Behavioral Health, Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families 

Deborah Shropshire, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Child Welfare Services, Oklahoma Human Services 

Jennifer Thornhill, M.S.S.W., C.S.W.
Prevention Branch Manager, Kentucky Department of Community Based Services 

Keitha Wilson, M.S.W.
Family First Prevention Services Administrator, Oklahoma Human Services 

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