For the past two years, most of our interaction with agencies/partners has been through video conferencing (as it has probably been for many of you, too). In mid-late 2021, I was able to take short trips to Hickory, NC and New York City to provide training and meet with a researcher. It was so nice to make those face-to-face connections again!
I’m happy to say that these opportunities are continuing. In early April, I’ve been asked to conduct training on the NCFAS-G at a conference held by the Prevention Services Department of the Indiana Department of Child Services. The participants will be staff of the Community Partners for Child Safety program which is funded by the federal CBCAP grant. The conference will be held in Indianapolis.
While I’m there, I’m also going to meet with the staff of the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy (IARCA). For many years, NFPN has partnered with IARCA in various ways, most recently with the Outcomes 2020 project (https://nfpnnewsnotes.wordpress.com/2020/01/13/outcomes-2020/). We plan to share the results of this project in the very near future.
I look forward to meeting the staff from the above programs and organizations. We’re also presenting at the Child Welfare League of America’s conference in Washington, DC in late April (https://nfpnnewsnotes.wordpress.com/2021/12/17/nfpn-at-cwla-conference/). I’m very thankful to have the chance to see people in-person and strengthen those relationships. I hope it’s the beginning of many more opportunities to come!
Posted by Michelle Reines, NFPN Executive Director