Save the Date: Child Welfare Worker Safety in the Time of COVID: CDC Recommendations for In-Person I
In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Children’s Bureau will be conducting a webinar on Child Welfare Worker Safety in the Time of COVID: CDC Recommendations for In-Person Interactions with Families. The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT/12:30-1:30 p.m. CDT/11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MDT/10:30-11:30 a.m. PDT.
Child welfare agencies have taken steps to promote safety of case workers and families during this time of physical distancing, including strategies to limit face-to-face interactions. However, circumstances remain where these interactions are necessary to assess child safety and parent/caregiver capacity to maintain child safety and well-being. This webinar will review relevant guidance and recommendations by the CDC to on how to reduce the risk of child welfare case workers while conducting in-person interactions with children and families during the crisis. Participants will also hear an example from the field of how this guidance is being implemented in practice in Massachusetts.
Please hold the date and time on your calendars. Registration information is forthcoming.