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Child Welfare Tribal-State Collaboration Meeting
December 11, 2018 - December 13, 2018
Our AVCP Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) advocates set aside time every year, to come together with the State of Alaska Office of Children’s Service (OCS) Western Region. Together, we share experiences and best practices. This year’s focus is on permanency through teamwork.
Tuesday, Day 1
Structured Decision Making (SDM): Marita Hanson, AVCP Prevention and Early Intervention
Wednesday, Day 2
Permanency Options: Jack Eddy, Social Services Program Coordinator, & Raphael Martins, RILS Western
IA’s Gerald Sherman, OCS Staff Manager,; Megan Sennie, AVCP Advocate III
OCS In-home Services: Amanda Meppen, OCS Acting PSS IV Eco-Mapping Exercise: Cedric Houston-FIT Coordinator, AK Child and Family Bryan Jones, Meghan Crow – Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD)
Thursday, Day 3
Understanding Protective Factors when working with SDM – an Evidence-Based Prevention Model: Valerie Chadwick, AVCP ICWA Director
Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) Presentation: Sophie Jenkins, ONC Social Services Director