National Center for Child Welfare Excellence
NCCWE Weekly Update 6/18/2015

NCCWE Information Pack: Impact of Parental Incarceration and Child Welfare by Stephanie Rosado. 
The increase in number of children who have been separated from their parents, specifically mothers, by the criminal justice system can be potentially harmful to children and make them more vulnerable to risk factors like anger, depression, anxiety, attention and sleep disorders that can contribute to behavior problems and even juvenile delinquency as they get closer to adult years.  Children with mothers involved in the criminal justice system, in particular, are at greater risk for maladjustment and behavioral issues. It is also important to note that “children who live in stable household with nurturing caregivers during their parents’ incarceration are likely to fare better than children who experience family instability as a result of parents’ confinement”. Children in foster care are at risk of loosing connections to extended families, incarcerated parents, siblings, friends and schools.  This dramatic shift within the U.S. prison system and the impact it has in the lives of so many children, mothers and families needs to be further examined.

Webinar — Challenges and Lessons Learned in Child Welfare and Behavioral Health Coordination
June 25, 2015  3-4:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar presents information on how state/county child welfare and behavioral health authorities are addressing the behavioral health needs of children and families in and at risk of child welfare involvement. Participants will hear what is taking place nationally and in New Jersey and California. Reserve your spot at Webinar Registration.

2016 National CWLA Conference — Advancing Excellence in Practice & Policy: What Works for Families Affected by Substance Use - Aug. 1-3, 2016   Hyatt Regency  Orange County, CA
Please visit 2016 Substance Use Conference for more information on the call for proposals.

The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) will hold its 2015 National Convention, All Aboard: Setting Sail for Brighter Tomorrows, on June 25-28 at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, VA. The annual NFPA convention is a gathering of foster, adoptive, and kinship parents, along with child welfare professionals from across the country. It includes 3 ½ days of educational workshops, keynote sessions, and small group discussions. Full details are available at NFPA 2015.

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices. Revised January 2015.
Przybylski, R. & Orchowsky, S. Justice Research and Statistics Association. National Criminal Justice Association. 2015

No Time to Lose: A Policy Agenda to Support College Success for Foster Youth.
California College Pathways. John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes. 2015
Please do not reply to this email -- we won't receive your message. If you have questions or comments about Weekly Update, please click on the following link to contact NCCWE:

The NCCWE Weekly Update is emailed to all subscribers every Wednesday. We urge subscribers to share this information with colleagues in the field. This service is brought to the child welfare community free of charge by the National Center for Child Welfare Excellence at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

To subscribe, visit

Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, LCSW
Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare
Executive Director
National Center for Child Welfare Excellence
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
A Service of the Children's Bureau
2180 Third Avenue. 7th Floor
New York, NY 10035