ChildSuccessNYC: Improving Stability, Permanency and Well-Being for Foster Children
January 29, 2013
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ChildSuccessNYC is the Administration for Children’s Services’ (ACS) new model for family-based foster care. ChildSuccessNYC links evidence-based or evidence-informed practices with the goal of expediting permanency, reducing placement moves, and reducing caseworker caseloads. ACS is testing and evaluating the model with 5 foster care agencies this fiscal year and seeking a federal waiver with the intention of going system-wide next year.
CCC’s Policy Briefing on ChildSuccessNYC included:
An overview of the goals of the new model, the key elements of the program, the caseworker training requirements, as well as the federal waiver process.
Speakers were from ACS and three foster care agencies participating in the pilot.
Benita Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Family Permanency Services, NYC Administration for Children’s Services
Dawn Saffayeh, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Measurement, NYC Administration for Children’s Services
Allen Feltman, Director, Foster Boarding Homes, St. Dominic’s Home
Dr. Sylvia Rowlands, Senior Vice President, Evidence Based Programs, The New York Foundling
Paul Torres, Vice President, Foster Home Services, Jewish Child Care Association