- November 2016
- Vol. 17, No. 8
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.