On Tuesday, August 4, KVC Nebraska President Jodie Austin and KVC West Virginia Vice President Erin Kelter will explain KVC’s integrated child welfare practice model Safe and Connected™ at the 29th Annual Foster Family-Based Treatment Association (FFTA) Conference.
The Safe and Connected model has been implemented across jurisdictions in private and public sectors. It has demonstrated improved outcomes for youth with an emphasis on placement. The model was developed by Sue Lohrbach, Executive Director of the KVC Institute. She has trained KVC staff across the U.S., as well as community partners, how to use the tool in order to improve their thinking and decision-making.
Conference attendees who participate in Austin and Keltner’s workshop will learn about Safe and Connected’s Consultation & Information Sharing Framework, effective facilitation skills to ensure the focus of each conversation and intervention is clear and at the center, RED (Review, Evaluate, Direct) Team process purpose and implementation strategies.
More than 600 foster care professionals and foster parents will attend the conference. The conference will be held on August 2-5 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver, CO. Click here to learn more about the FFTA Conference. Or contact Sue Lohrbach at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how Safe and Connected can help your agency.
See related article: Jodie Austin Named FFTA President Elect
Editor’s Note: This post was published before the Aug. 4, 2015 presentation. See a Facebook photo of Austin and Keltner presenting at the conference.