Last week the Palmetto Association for Children and Families’ CEOs and leadership teams came together to discuss the state of our child welfare system. Thank you so much for joining us! I want to thank all our speakers, attendees and board members for discussing the future of child welfare and ways we can be more innovative within our system of care.
During the two-day Leadership Retreat, we participated in valuable presentations and heard from some of our state’s leading experts. We had great discussion with Judy Meltzer, Deputy Director at The Center for the Study on Social Policy on the lawsuit settlement monitoring process, what the settlement agreement requires and outcomes from other states. We also had the opportunity to hear from our colleagues who provided much-needed insight on supervised visitation, assessment centers and kinship care. We spent some time talking about the challenges facing our state’s child welfare system as well as each individual service line.
We hope you brainstormed, planned for your organization and processed new ideas. Above all, we hope you feel re-energized! If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the Retreat survey, please take a few moments to do that: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DXGGRB6.
Please continue the discussion back at your agency and feel free to share with us the positive tactics and tools that you want to implement within your own organization.
We learned a lot more about the steps needed to proceed forward, and I want to thank you for your support. Without your passion for children, our Leadership Retreat would not have been a success. Together, toward tomorrow, we will improve outcomes for the children and youth in South Carolina.
CEO, Palmetto Association for Children and Families
Please see below for materials from our 2017 PAFCAF Leadership Retreat: