The mission of the National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness (NIPFC) is to advance permanency for all children and youth, with Family Finding as a core strategy and a method that adds value to service systems. Let's Have a Conversation is our podcast that brings together ideas, practice, and discovery of youth services to promote innovation and discussion in the field.
Episode 10- Sustaining Family Involvement16/01/2020 Duração: 26min
In our 10th episode of our "Let's Have a Conversation" podcast series Director Bob Friend connects with Kelli DeCook and Renaux Swancutt of Family Service Rochester, as well as Laurie Tochiki from Epic `Ohana. They converse how they've maintained 20 years of quality practice in family conferences. Let us know how we're doing. Rate our episodes and leave us comments! Show Links: Family Service Rochester County of Olmsted Child and Family Services Epic 'Ohana, Inc.
Episode 9- Iron Sharpens Iron04/09/2019 Duração: 40min
In our 9th episode of our "Let's Have a Conversation" podcast series, Director Bob Friend connects with Joey Cordero to hear his story as a parent in the child welfare system, and how the successful resolution of the matter and subsequent reunification with his young daughter led to a life and career change that has evolved to helping other fathers successfully navigate the child welfare system experience. Learn more about Joey Cordero's work and impact through the following links: Video: Engaging Fathers: Joey Website: San Francisco Fatherhood Initiative As Joey shared in the podcast, you can reach him by phone our email. His contact information is provided below: Google Voice: 707-992-5054 Email: [email protected]
Episode 8: What about Dad?20/03/2019 Duração: 48min
In our 8th episode of our "Let's Have a Conversation" podcast series, Director Bob Friend converses with attorney and fellow NIPFC trainer, Kelly Beck, and Martin Henderson, founder of Fatherhood Matters, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas. The discussion delves into their work to include fathers in Juvenile Dependency Court in child custody proceedings.
Episode 7-Listening to and Learning from Lived Experience21/02/2019 Duração: 48min
We're excited to release another episode of our podcast “Listening to and Learning from lived Experience.” Program manager at NACAC Kim Stevens directs efforts to expand post-adoption services throughout the United States and Canada, providing training and support to parent and youth leaders. She sits down with Bob and discusses how her work with those who living in/or have lived experience in foster care continues to shape and sharpen her perspectives, advocacy, consultation and program management.
Episode 6 - A Story of Partnership21/02/2019 Duração: 47min
We're excited to release another episode of our podcast. Melanie Sheetz, Executive Director of the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition in Missouri, and Mike Kenney, co-founder and Executive Director of Kinnect in Ohio, share their common story to install and implement the 30 Days to Family model in 9 Ohio counties to address the impact of the opioid epidemic on families in Ohio facing child welfare system involvement
Episode 5 - Family Finding Practice Abroad21/02/2019 Duração: 14min
We're excited to release another episode of our podcast. Kevin Campbell describes his international travel experiences to NIPFC's Mike Mertz, comparing the approaches in social work amongst different cultures and communities.
Episode 4 - Convergence of 21st Century Science with the Wisdom of the Ages21/02/2019 Duração: 09min
We're excited to release the final episode of our four part podcast series with Kevin Campbell. NIPFC director, Bob Friend, sits with Kevin while he describes the shift of justifying family finding to it being understood as a human right.
Episode 3 - The Impact of "Casework as Usual" on Innovative Practice20/02/2019 Duração: 27min
We're excited to release the third of our four part podcast series with Kevin Campbell. NIPFC director, Bob Friend, sits with Kevin as he looks back on his experiences and the combined effort that went into the passing of the Fostering and Connections Act of 2008, and the impact on current practice.
Episode 2- Restoring Hope20/02/2019 Duração: 10min
In part two of four, NIPFC director, Bob Friend, chats with Kevin Campbell about the experiences he has had witnessing the impact of the connection of loved ones with youth who have been in and out of the foster care and child protection system.
Episode 1 - The History of Family Finding20/02/2019 Duração: 24min
NIPFC director, Bob Friend, sits down with Kevin Campbell about the origin, evolution, and future of Family Finding. In Part 1 of 4, Kevin explains to Bob what inspired him to develop the Family Finding Model.