Innovations in Care Webinar Series

Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) offers the Excellence in Children’s Services webinar series to highlight innovative thinking in the area of children and family services. This is a unique series incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the complex terrain of child welfare issues. It is designed to disseminate current innovative thinking, and transform the way information is shared between professionals, academics, youth, government policy makers and the Canadian public. The series will identify, analyze and disseminate knowledge regarding best practices, and current policy and program development. Let us help you stay up-to-date, by bringing the experts directly to your desktop! Free for CWLC members; $50 for non-members. Upcoming Session:  Click here to download the 2015 flyer! Octobre 30, 2014 En français!       Dr. Sonia Hélie, Centre de jeunesse de Montréal—Institut universitaire Dr. Marie-Ève Clément, Université du Québec en Outaouais     November 2014   “Prevention of Child Maltreatment: What Do We Know?”   Dr. Harriet MacMillan, McMaster University Registration to come   The opinions expressed by presenters and participants do not necessarily reflect the views of the Child Welfare League of Canada and its partners in the Innovations in Care webinar series.   This webinar series is brought to you in partnership with the following organizations:UNICEF Canada, University of Dalhousie, , Government of Canada Networks of Centres of Excellence and Child Welfare League of Canada.   Recent Sessions:   Click here to download a flyer of our past sessionAug 28, 2014 “Innovative Development and Practices in First Nations Child Welfare Programs”   Dr. Montgomery, University of Regina Click here to view the Presentation       April 3, 2014 at 1PM EST   “Young Carers in Canada: Implication for Policy and Practice”   Dr. Grant Charles, University of British Columbia.   DR. ROBERT J. FLYNN presents Can Tutoring Help Foster Children To Catch Up in Reading and Math? Two Randomized Effectiveness Trials on February 18th, 2014, 1:00 pm EST (PDF)   This presentation will describe the results of two recent randomized effectiveness trials of direct-instruction tutoring that were carried out with children in foster care in the province of Ontario, Canada. The key research question that each study addressed was the following: Does tutoring help children who are residing in foster care catch up to their age peers in basic reading and math skills? Both studies yielded positive answers to this question. November 26, 2013      "Stuck in the Middle: How child well-being in Canada compares internationally"  Lisa Wolff, Director, Policy and Education, UNICEF Canada   October 30, 2013 “Why Would Anyone Want to Do This? Reviewing the Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention Literature in the Context of Current Canadian – Based Foster Parent Data“ Dr. Alan Leschied, Psychologist and Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario      September 27, 2013  “Child and Youth Advocacy Centre: Emerging New Models of Practice” David Rivard, Chief Executive Officer, Children's Aid Society of Toronto        Can't remember your Member Promo Code? Please contact