Continuous change should and will happen to support youth, strengthen families and maximize community safety. Knowing the intent behind new mandates and practices is important to be an effective change agent within agencies and, more importantly, the youth served. As an officer or a supervisor, new requirements and new practice can feel overwhelming. Understanding what needs to happen and how changes fit within the larger context and intent is valuable. Placement supervisors are responsible for DPOs knowing and completing the nuts and bolts of these new legislative mandates as well as the required documentation, while still working toward the safety, well-being and permanency of youth and their families. This class is designed to provide a framework to understand the needs for change and update placement officers and supervisors with legislative required mandates and best practices for working with youth and families.
Topics can vary and could include an overview of:
- Title IV-E Funding
- Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act
- Continuum of Care Reform
- Data and Outcomes - Federal and State Quality Visitation
- Dual Jurisdiction/Crossover Youth
- Trauma Informed Care
As a result of this training, participants will understand the legislative changes, legal mandates and shifts in practice guiding the outcomes measured.