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Illinois Child Welfare Data Summit: 1st Annual Leadership Summit

DCFS held its 1st Annual Leadership Summit on January 27 and 28, 2010. The Summit was the vision of Director McEwen and brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss the direction of Child Welfare in Illinois. The Director is a strong advocate of research informing policy and practice and much of the research presented has been used to shape current and future initiatives.

Due to overwhelming demand we are providing the power point presentations that were presented at the Leadership Summit. We hope that this information will prove to be informative, but more importantly provide additional insight into the various factors impacting the children and families we serve. Should you have questions concerning this information please contact Twana Cosey at (312) 814-6800.

“Keep the Focus on Protecting Children by Strengthening and Supporting Families”


Presenter Subject
Erwin McEwen, Director Differential Response
Dr. Robert Goerge The Child Welfare System in Illinois 1977-2008
Dr. Robert Goerge Multi-system Families
Dr. Cheryl Smithgall Father Engagement
Nancy Rolock Multiple Move Study
Dr. Mark Testa Outcomes of Children in Care, Sustaining Results
Dr. Gene Griffin and Dr. Dana Weiner Integrated Assessment to Residential: Strengths, Clinical Functioning and Placement Stability
Dr. Neil Jordan and Dr. Andy Zinn The Population Dynamics of DCFS-Contract Residential Treatment 1993-2009
Dr. Dana Weiner Understanding Resource Needs and Relationship to Outcomes
Dr. Larry Small Trauma Initiatives and Field Tech Support
Deputy Arthur Bishop Family Advocacy Centers
Deputy Matthew Grady DCFS FY2010 Budget Update: Challenges and Opportunities

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