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Every Story Matters: ASIST webinar

Child welfare professionals will be interested in the upcoming ASIST / Specialized Permanency webinar from the California Dept. of Social Services and UC Davis, “Every Story Matters” by Dr. Kate Messina on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM.


You can register online in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Webinar Description:

There is ample evidence that adverse childhood experiences result in disrupted neural development that subsequently leads to social, emotional, and cognitive impairment. California has made great strides regarding permanency for children and youth; however, there is still more that can be done to help children and youth heal and mature. This presentation will focus on the importance of instituting rapid screenings, psychosocial assessments, and greater collaboration amongst identified child-family team members, including resource parents, NREFMs, and family members, and provide information regarding accessing innovative, evidence-based intervention approaches not yet commonly utilized.


What is ASIST/Specialized Permanency?

ASIST stands for: Active Supportive Intervention Services for Transition. It includes a range of services to increase permanency and specialized permanency practices for children and youth in California’s child welfare system. CDSS and UC Davis collaborate to host monthly webinars with subject matter experts who offer information and resources to support counties in keeping up to date with requirements, resources, and peer-learning solutions.


Supplemental information

You may also be interested in:

  • this brief explanation of ASIST and specialized permanency

  • previous ASIST webinars

  • more information about ASIST, including dates for upcoming monthly webinars and case consultations


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