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Promising Practices for Addressing the Mental Health Issues Impacting Parents of Children in Foster Care - January 31, 2006
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Listening time: 15 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Millicent Williams, MSW, Director Foster Care and Permanency Planning, Child Welfare League of America, Washington, D.C.

Mental Health Issues Impacting Parents of Children in Foster Care: An Overview
Cliff Davis, Partner Human Service Collaborative, Ohio.


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Listening time: 16 minutes
Homelessness and Mental Health Issues: A Partnership
Peggy Bailey, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Washington, DC
Jennifer Baha, Shelter Inc., Contra Costa, California


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Listening time: 10 minutes
Mental Health Services for Parents with Co-occurring Disorders
Albert Nixon, Assistant Director, A New Beginning, Chantilly, Virginia


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Listening time: 9 minutes
Parent Empowerment Program

Ina Mendez, Program Coordinator, Child Advocacy Center, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, New York


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Listening time: 18 minutes


Program Example

Debbie LeFevre, Assessment and Consultation Team (ACT), Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Riverside, California
Steve Sohper, Regional Manger, Department of Public Social Services, Riverside, California

Listen to Audio File Part 6
Listening time: 11 minutes
Questions and Discussion
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Presenter Contact Information

Cliff Davis



Ina Mendez


Parent Empowerment Program Curriculum


Debbie LeFevre and Steve Sohper
ACT Program Brochure

Riverside Mental Health Referral Form


Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway). Compiled in January 2006. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click:
Mental Health Issues of Parents in the Child Welfare System