The child welfare workforce is an integral part of communities across Ohio. Child welfare professionals protect children and strengthen families, and improve the lives of people in their communities, often in challenging circumstances. Expressing gratitude for, honoring, and supporting the workforce is critical and aligns well with taking a strengths-based approach to the field. That is why it is so important to come together to celebrate Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week, September 12-16, 2022.
As part of Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week, NCWWI and the Children's Bureau are hosting a one-hour virtual recognition event on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 3:00 pm EDT.
This year's speakers include:
Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau in the Administration on Children, Youth and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tamara Vest, Independent Living Coordinator at Murray State University and active advocate who uses her lived experience in foster care to contribute to the transformation of the child welfare system
Audrey Cavenecia, Award-Winning Chief Content Officer and Podcast Host at Amplify Voices
Jodi Hill-Lilly, Deputy Commissioner at Connecticut Department of Children and Families and NCWWI Advisory Board Member.
You can register here.