QPI Birth Parent Engagement Panel (QPI4Kids Video)

Carol Campbell Edwards, MSW, LCSW, IV-E Program Director, Assistant Teaching Professor | Lora Diaz, QPI Training Coordinator | Molech Blythe, Case Manager, Washoe County Social Services | Ashley Baird, Birth Parent | Stacey Lance, LSW, Coordinator, Washoe County Social Services | Christopher Whitney, Birth Parent | Rose Eshe, Foster Care Support and Recruitment Social Worker, Sonoma County | Melissa Thompson, Area Director, Lafayette Region | Leslie Calloway, Foster Care Supervisor, Lafayette Parish | Evangeline Boudreaux, Program Director, Extra Miles Parent Partner Program and Family Resource Center | Laurie Leblanc, Biological Mother | Tiffany Carroll, Parent Mentor, Extra Mile, Biological Parent | Maria Saethre, Performance Coordinator, Illinois


April 19, 2017




(note: this video is not eligible for relicensing hours)

Training Description

Birth parent engagement is an important part of the Quality Parenting Initiative. By engaging birth parents in QPI, we gain a perspective on how the system is working for system-involved families, what is working to help those families succeed, and what is getting in the way of their success. QPI sites around the country are engaging birth parents in different ways in the QPI process and gaining that important perspective. This webcast will use interactive technologies to allow participants to share with each other the effective strategies they are using to engage birth parents, the valuable insights they are gaining from hearing from birth parents, and the ways they are adapting practices in response to that birth parent feedback. Panelists will present their information and then sites around the country will have a chance to share their strategies and ask questions of each other. This webcast is particularly geared to site leaders who want to share their effective birth parent engagement practices and who want to learn more about how to engage birth parents in QPI. But everyone is welcome to participate!





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