Meeting “Their” Needs so “Our” Kids Can Go Home

Jhaismen Collins - Big Bend Community Based Care | Maryann White - Department of Children and Families

September 3, 2020

Training Description

In the child welfare system, if a parent’s mental health condition goes unnoticed and unaddressed, this can have a devastating impact on the achievement of case plan outcomes and cause permanency delays. Once a parent is diagnosed, finding the right treatment to meet their mental health needs goes beyond simply putting in a referral for services and hoping for the best. In this workshop, participants will learn how to identify when a parent’s mental health is impacting their caregiver protective capacities and what strategies to use to identify not just services, but the right services to meet the parent’s mental health needs.