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Family Finding Convening
3rd Apr 2017Posted in: Featured Comments Off on Family Finding Convening
Family Finding Convening

The Family Finding Convening 2017 will be held on Tuesday, August 29th in Columbus, OH at LifeCare Alliance. The day will be designed as a learning and engagement opportunity for administrative and management level representatives from county child welfare organizations, ODJFS, private providers, funding organizations, the judicial community, university social work departments, mental health organization, family finding programs, and Permanency Roundtable pilot counties. The day will focus on learning from existing models and holding strategic conversation to move the practice of authentic family-centered engagement forward in Ohio. The Convening is by invitation only – registration and additional details coming soon.

Key Partners

  • Waiting Child Fund
  • Casey Family Programs
  • National Center for Permanent Family Connectedness, Seneca Family of Agencies
  • Family and Youth Law Center, Capital University
  • Public Childrens Services’ Association of Ohio (PCSAO)
  • Advocates for Families First

Keynote Speaker: Molly McGrath Tierney, M.Ed.
Molly Tierney is the Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services where she manages the City’s child welfare and public assistance programs. Over the past eight years, she championed a reform effort that dramatically improved the impact of services to vulnerable citizens of Baltimore, including reducing the number of children in foster care by 69%. She created a business model for the agency that is now considered a national model for modern social services. She joined the Department after 20 years in the field of social services including managing human services reform in Chicago and in Washington DC. She holds a masters degree from Loyola University and is a fellow with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She lives in Baltimore with her family.

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