Child Welfare’s 21st-Century Research Agenda: Cutting through the Chaos by Reframing Childhood Adversity

This is the first in a five-part webinar series on building a 21st-century research agenda for child welfare to support child and family well-being. This agenda points researchers toward questions where evidence is sorely needed to make a difference for children and families. However, for that research to make the biggest impact, it will be critical for researchers to communicate effectively about root causes, equity and dignity, and how environments shape child and family well-being.

Free

Preparing CBOs to Partner with Health Plans—New Procedures and Payment

Today, most CBOs need to work with health plans and the designated MCOs in their areas as part of their service delivery network. This webinar is designed to provide an executive overview of the changing role of health plans in the health and human service sector, so CBOs are better equipped to understand the landscape and their own role. It also will cover the organizational competencies needed to partner and participate with managed care and in the changing health plan reimbursement models.

Free

Child Welfare’s 21st-Century Research Agenda: How Monthly Cash Gifts Are Fostering Infant Brain Development

Baby’s First Years is the first causal study to test the connections between poverty reduction and brain development among very young children. During this webinar, participants will hear from two researchers behind the study, Kimberly Noble and Greg Duncan, about the impact of monthly cash support for low-income mothers on the brain development of their infant children.

Free

Introduction to COA Accreditation

This webinar will provide an introduction to Social Current and COA Accreditation. Participants will gain an understanding of the key concepts that define COA Accreditation, the steps toward becoming accredited, and the benefits of accreditation.

Free

Maximize Your Social Current Engagement: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

It is clear that advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion is important for the social sector. However, it can be difficult to know where to start. Social Current’s approach to EDI positions organizations for success by focusing on organizational culture and addressing equity at multiple levels. Join this session to learn more about Social Current’s approach to EDI, which is based on years of experience in partnering with community-based organizations. Participant will also gain tips for how to be successful in advancing equity at your organization.

Free

Black Women in Leadership Affinity Group Presents: Changing the Narrative from Angry to Phenomenal

During this webinar, the final session in this three-part series, presenters will synthesize prior discussions and demonstrate that Black women are not angry; we are rewriting the narrative—we are phenomenal! The panelists will discuss how we can leverage our voices to advocate for others, get seats at the table, and encourage others to advance our collective agenda.

Free

Advancing EDI for a More Perfect Union (November Session)

November Session: Nov. 1, 8, 15

During this three-part virtual workshop, participants will explore their relationships with equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in a safe environment and make progress on developing an EDI action plan for their organizations.

$650

Introduction to COA Accreditation

This webinar will provide an introduction to Social Current and COA Accreditation. Participants will gain an understanding of the key concepts that define COA Accreditation, the steps toward becoming accredited, and the benefits of accreditation.

Free

Maximize Your Social Current Engagement: Knowledge and Insights Center

Experienced librarians and other Social Current staff and partners with subject matter expertise provide professionals in the nonprofit social services sector with timely and useful information solutions. This includes on-demand, 24/7 access to thousands of online knowledge and resource assets, full-text articles, journals and publications, and real-world policies and procedures from social services organizations. Join the Knowledge and Insights Center team for this session. They’ll provide an overview of services, instructions for using the online resources portal, and tips and tricks that make information searches and usage easier.

Free

Child Welfare’s 21st-Century Research Agenda: Supporting Safe and Effective Investigations through Training Labs

Child protective services (CPS) can become more effective by investing in a safety culture, where mistakes made by child welfare workers are seen as opportunities to learn and improve. This webinar will discuss efforts to advance safety culture in child protection, including the University of Illinois Springfield’s simulation lab for training investigators.

Free

Child Welfare’s 21st-Century Research Agenda: Building Protective Factors through Family Resource Centers

During this webinar, participants will learn about Family Resource Centers (FRCs), a key community-based prevention strategy utilized in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Presenters, including members of Hartford, Connecticut’s Parent Engagement Group, will introduce the framework and protective factors that FRCs help families build and discuss the role protective factors can play in parents’ lives.

Free