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The Importance of Engaging People with Lived Experience in Planning for Systems Change
June 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022: 12:30-2:00 PM
THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGAGING PEOPLE WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE IN PLANNING FOR SYSTEMS CHANGE
Zoe Livengood, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
Mark Funkhouser, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
Nancy Taylor, Certified Addiction Recovery Coach
Dorothy Carlson, Peer Advocate
Ruth Riddick, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of NYS (ASAP) Community Outreach
Ralph Wolf, Esq., Office for Justice Initiatives
As child welfare professionals, we develop policy/procedures and make decisions about system improvements, all of which affect the children and families we serve. However, these policies and decisions are often made without the input of people who have to navigate the systems we create. This can be especially true for children and families impacted by the current opioid crisis, especially those living in rural areas. This webinar will highlight several strategies to engage and work with people with lived experiences so that their voices are included as we seek to improve outcomes in the child welfare system.