Webinar: From Politics to Practice: Reforming Residential Care in California and the Field

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ACRC & Moderator Neal Sternberg
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm


This webinar will address California’s efforts to reform congregate care, politically and in practice. The presentation is divided into two sections:
1. A brief history and introduction to Congregate Care Reform in California
2. Case scenarios illustrating how Residentially-Based Services, as an alternative to traditional residential care, worked in practice
The first section includes didactic presentation and Q&A.
The second section uses a “Fred Friendly” seminar format, with the moderator posing scenarios and questions to two program directors who are implementing RBS Reform projects in Los Angeles. This section will focus on the key elements of residential program design in RBS Reform:
• Intake as a first step toward discharge back to the community
• Child and family team-based treatment planning
• Work with families and youth in the community before discharge
• Finding families for youth who don’t have a permanency option
• Providing follow along services in the community

The second section is designed to entice experts to discuss the real-world challenges and obstacles faced implementing the projects, and the solutions and innovations they developed that made RBS, and hopefully by extension will make CCR’s Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs work for children, youth and families.

Presenters: Elizabeth Gonzalez, LMFT - Five Acres; Joe Ford -Hathaway-Sycamores child and Family Services; Carroll Schroeder, MS - California Alliance

This event requires registration.

The Webinar and NASW CEU’s are free to AACRC members and $50.00/$25.00 (Webinar/CEU’s) for non-members.Discounts are available to youth and family peer advocates. Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

Non-Members can pay your webinar fee at the following link: http://togetherthevoice.org/webinar/registration