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Assessing Our Capacity for Family Support and Prevention Programming

Feb 16, 2022 02:00pm -
Feb 16, 2022 04:00pm

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Assessing Our Capacity for Family Support
and Prevention Programming


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
2:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time


CWLA is inviting non-profit leaders and your key leadership staff to participate in this two-hour session, Assessing Our Capacity for Family Support and Prevention Programming, scheduled for Wednesday, February 16 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern. To gain the most benefit from this interactive session, please make sure that you register as a team of at least 2 but not more than 4 persons. You will have opportunity to work in breakout sessions with your team. There is limited capacity so please register early. 


About the Session: There are a myriad of unique challenges and opportunities related to the development of family support and primary prevention programming for non-profit child welfare agencies. Driven largely by the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018, jurisdictions are exploring a variety of approaches that prioritize more accessible, non-stigmatizing, and common-sense approaches to service delivery. There is a renewed emphasis on family engagement and involvement as agencies are being encouraged to collaborate with a wider range of community partners. 


Non-profit child welfare agencies, especially those with long histories of providing deeper end services to children and families, are rethinking their purpose and the programs to align themselves more closely with public policy and the best practices related to family support and primary prevention. For many of these agencies, this is easier said than done and the practical reality of implementation can be daunting for an organization, its Board, its leadership team, and its frontline team practitioners. The adaptive and organizational culture changes are transformational but there is no established road map for how provider agencies might best achieve their goals. 


This two-hour session will be a primer that frames the useful and practical questions on the road to redesign. The content will take participants beyond the slogans and big picture themes associated with Family First and will emphasize a more detail and operational approach to the task of redesigning an agency’s programs and practices. 


The session will focus on The 7 P’s Exercisewhich was developed by CWLA Senior Fellow, Paul DiLorenzo, during his thirty years plus of planning, developing, implementing, and managing community and neighborhood-based family support programming. Participants will be able to use the framework as a way of organizing their agency redesign journey. Though not meant to be an all-inclusive process, The 7 P’s Exercise will help an agency team create a “To Do” list for transformation, and at the same time, highlight existing strengths and opportunities that a provider might not have considered in their desire to become more primary prevention oriented. 


Training Dates and Time:  The training session will be held on Wednesday February 16, 2022 for two (2) hours, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

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Training Registration Fee for CWLA Members $75 per person; for Non-Members $100 per person


Training CEUs for CWLA Members $25 per person; for Non-Members $35 per person

Two (2) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for the  training session, provided through NASW – Washington State Chapter. Participants must submit session evaluations and quizzes to receive CEUs.


Training Location: The training will be virtual using the Zoom platform. Zoom links will be sent out once participants have registered for the training.


Questions regarding registration should be directed to Samantha Carter at Questions regarding the training content should be directed to Julie Collins at



Space is limited and available on a first come/first served basis. Requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event. A $35 service charge will be assessed on all canceled registrations. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited. CWLA reserves the right to cancel a training in the event of insufficient registration.


Registration can be processed online with a credit card payment. To pay by check, select payment option "Bill Me" and mail check payment with a copy of your registration confirmation to:


Child Welfare League of America

PO Box 75171

Baltimore, MD 21275-5171


Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jan 19, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Jan 20, 2022 and ends on Feb 15, 2022.
Late registration starts on Feb 16, 2022.
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