Our friends at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) want to get the word out on an upcoming training opportunity.
On April 22 at noon central time, Advocates for Families First presents a free webinar entitled, “Transforming the Adoptive and Foster Care Placements of Children through the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise.”
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) governs foster care and adoption placements across the U.S. In 2013, the American Public Human Services Association received a cooperative agreement award from the Children’s Bureau to pilot software to manage ICPC cases. This pilot, the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise (NEICE), seeks to leverage state of the art technology to remove barriers to timely placements by improving the efficiency of the ICPC through an electronic system that exchanges data and documents across jurisdictions.
In this session, presented by Marci Roth and Nicole Dobbins, you’ll learn about the pilot and its preliminary outcomes. NEICE is one of the most successful, innovative, and transformative projects piloted in child welfare in the U.S. recently. Preliminary data suggests placements are being processed more quickly and efficiently, which is improving outcomes for children and savings funds.
Although anyone can register for and participate in the webinar, the following individuals might want to give this opportunity strong consideration:
- Leaders of foster, adoptive, or kinship support groups or organizations;
- Child welfare professionals;
- Former foster youth/adopted persons
- Adoptive or foster parents/kinship care providers.