BURLINGTON-If Not This Then What? Designing the New Future of Work With Children and Families

  • December 18, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this session, Dr. Franck Meyer will outline the importance of human connections, especially for children. When we understand the importance of these connections for chil-dren’s thriving and surviving, designing the new phase of work in child welfare in the Family First environment be-comes evident. This session will begin by making the case that all children need at least one permanent, nurturing, and safe protector and will illustrate what happens when that is not present in a child’s life. Dr. Franck Meyer will illustrate why it is important to move away from physical safety as the only measure of success and instead to also consider emotional and psychological safety as additional indicators of a child’s safety and wellbeing. Dr. Franck Meyer believes that the current child welfare system has outlived its useful life and it’s time to build a new way, together with families.

Presenter: Amelia Franck Meyer, EdD, LISW, APSW

Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer is a social en-trepreneur and the founder and CEO of Alia: innovations for people and systems impacted by child-hood trauma. Alia provides deep-dive systemic interven-tions designed to transform child wel-fare to a more just and loving way of work, called an Un-System, that focuses on “Families as the solution” (not as the problem). Amelia has worked across the country and interna-tionally to promote innovative ideas and to radically re-think child welfare. She is leading a national movement to create a child welfare system across the country where all people – youth and their care-givers – can thrive.

If you have any questions regarding this training please contact Jesse Mumm at jesse.mumm@scottcountyiowa.com or 563-326-8221



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