Focus Area and Project:
Dianna Daly – First 5 Orange County
Maureen Mutch – OC Social Services Agency
Linda Smith – Family Support Network
Deirdre Burnett – Orange County Mentors for Youth
Maria Enriquez – Family Support Network
Laura Jose – County of Orange, Public Defender
Shay Sorrell – Boys Town
Joyce Capelle – Crittendon
Sid Gardner – Children and Families Future
Susan Shannon – New Alternatives
Nellie Hernandez – County of Orange, Social Services Agency
Partnered with Rady Chadwick, the Family Support Network, New Alternatives and the Social Services Agency to pilot a Trauma Informed Birth Parent Training for system involved families.
Partnered with UCI to perform a study of system-involved families with substance use issues regarding current practice, resources, and barriers to reunification.
Performed comprehensive analysis of family strengths and challenges within the child welfare system. These results were striking, with 60% of families struggling with substance use or mental illness as the primary barrier to a safe home.