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Foster Together Conference Series: Optimizing Caregiving in a 2020 Virtual World

Thursday, October 22, 2020
9:00am - 11:30am PDT
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About the Series

Foster Together: Transforming Caregiving, Building Community is a five-session conference series offered on Thursday mornings starting October 22nd that aims to knit together LA’s resource parents, practitioners, and County leaders into a community dedicated to the future of L.A.’s foster youth. The series will share breakthrough ways to strengthen caregiver recruitment and support in light of the changes brought about by COVID-19.

The series kicks off at 9:30 am on Thursday, Oct. 22 with OPTIMIZING CAREGIVING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD with an expert panel and community discussion integrating voices from the foster parent community, provider community, and the LA County Department of Child and Family Services. DCFS Chief Deputy Director Virginia Pryor will lead us into this exciting session and series which unearths key data and priorities for our system.


About Optimizing Caregiving in a 2020 Virtual World

Thursday, October 22: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Bridging expert perspectives and discussion, this event kicks off a series of five sessions focusing on how we can work together across our system to move crucial child welfare priorities amidst the new pressures of 2020. Pandemic restructuring presents challenges and also new opportunities to stay in, homeschool and maintain community connections. Hear key data and lived experience about how 2020’s challenges have affected out-of-home care, including resource parent support, recruitment & retention. Learn how agencies are providing extra educational supports and advances in tele-mental health, and contribute to a cross-sector discussion around needs and opportunities to advance quality foster parenting.


Other Sessions in Series

Wellbeing in 2020: Professional & Personal

Thursday, October 29 | 11:00 am - 12:30pm


Transformative Recruitment: From Pandemic Pivot to a New, Better Normal

Thursday, November 5 | 11:00 am - 12:30pm


Overcoming Bias To Improve Recruitment, Retention & Quality Care

Thursday, November 12 | 11:00 am - 12:30pm


Caregiving from the Other Side: Q&A Featuring Current and Former Youth in Care

Thursday, November 19 | 11:00 am - 12:30pm


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No cost to participate

Who May Attend

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If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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