May 16: Foster Care Beyond the Headlines: What Child Welfare Actually Looks Like in Central Oregon

Thursday, May 16, 2024 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (PDT)


Most of us will only ever interact with Oregon's child-welfare system through a news story, however this system is far more interconnected and intricate than most people perceive. The purpose of the system is to support children by preserving the connection between children and their families. 

Join us to learn about the data that describes the state of vulnerable children in Oregon and Central Oregon, how the system could provide better outcomes, how trauma impacts children's lives and how all community members can help. Whether you have children or rarely interact with them, there is a role for all of us to play. Presenters will included representatives from the Oregon Department of Human Services, local non-profits and perspectives on childhood trauma.

Moderated by Heather Dion, Executive Director at CASA of Central Oregon

Speakers and Panelists:

Amy Martin, Child Welfare Supervisor for Deschutes County-Oregon Department of Health and Human Services

Joe Loeb, Child Welfare Supervisor II - Permanency, Bend ODHS Office-Oregon Department of Health and Human Services

Gabrielle Allender, Director of Client Programs & Prevention-Kids Center

Paisley Pijuan, LCSW, Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultant-Mosaic Community Health

Flora Malcolm Layman, J Bar J Independent Living Program Participant

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon
61980 Skyline Ranch Drive
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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