• November 2016
  • Vol. 17, No. 8

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Webinar Highlights Importance of Effective Response Systems for Diligent Recruitment

Comprehensive diligent recruitment of foster and adoptive families can improve placement stability and permanency for children and youth in and/or adopted from foster care. An integral component of the diligent recruitment process is an effective response system, and the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment (NRCDR) at AdoptUSKids released a webinar focused on the importance of implementing quality response systems for replying to questions from prospective foster and/or adoptive families.

Webinar presenters offer lessons learned from implementing such systems, in addition to:

  • Offering information for agencies to consider when selecting a system for responding to questions and feedback from prospective families
  • Providing examples for child welfare agencies to improve existing response systems
  • Discussing technical assistance and other support offered by the NRCDR

In addition to the webinar PowerPoint, the NRCDR also has made available a publication, Is Your Response System Family Friendly?, and an agency self-assessment for identifying the strengths and areas of improvement in existing response systems.

The webinar, First Impressions: The Power of an Effective Response System, and accompanying materials are available at http://www.nrcdr.org/webinars/response-systems.

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