OhioMHAS Calendar

Crisis Resolution for African American Children in Care
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Ohio Children's Alliance Members, $49 ; General Admission $89

It is a well-documented fact that all across the nation African American children are over-represented in virtually every stage of the child welfare system.  In Ohio, African Americans are approximately 14% of the population while African American children represent 36% of the foster care population. 

  • This workshop will examine some of the remedies that we have put in place to reverse the cycle and place these children in loving, stable, and permanent homes, and assess their effectiveness.
  • We will explore the intent of the Multi-ethnic Placement Act to determine what is working, and what is not and examine possible misinterpretations or shortcomings.
  • Most importantly this workshop will identify practical solutions that can be implemented on every level without violating MEPA standards.

with Trainer Janice Fenton-Williams, LISW-S, MSSW

Janice Felton-Williams has authored and provided workshops extensively in child welfare, mental health, cultural diversity, organizational development, and parenting. She co-founded the first African-American Adoption Agency in Cleveland, Ohio in 1978 and served as its first Executive Director for two years.

*3 CEUs are approved for Ohio Social Workers and Counselors for this webinar training.

Click HERE to Register today!

Owned by Robert Reynolds On Thursday, October 15, 2020