The Alliance hosted this year’s Supervisors Conference on Nov. 15 and 17, 2022.
- The two-day conference was split, with a day in between to allow attendees to catch up on tasks.
- General session topics included a personal story around being a transracial adoptee, addressing microaggressions, and a “Supervisor’s Survival Guide.”
- Workshop topics included OTR updates, an overview of internet crimes against children, and a look at Learner-Centered Coaching focused on allyship.
By the Numbers
“Fentanyl Training: What Caseworkers Need to Know”
— Highest-rated session, with speaker Lily Koblenz
Administrative Professionals Conference
The Alliance hosted this year’s Administrative Professionals Conference on Dec. 6 and 7, 2022.
- General session topics included work-life balance, interpersonal communication styles, and supporting gender nonbinary or transgender youths and communities.
By the Numbers
— Highest-rated session, with facilitator Joey Pauley
New CaRES staff help support specific communities
CaRES hired a new Spanish-speaking specialist and eight Community Connectors.
The new specialist increases the program’s ability to support monolingual Spanish-speaking caregivers and to expand its community.
The Community Connectors improve the program’s statewide presence and representation for the caregiving community. This role helps foster collaboration between local foster care supports and the Alliance CaRES program, and is a personal presence in a given community for in-person groups, events, and community partnerships.