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CWLA National Conference: Children 2004: Vision, Action, Results
Workshop F21
10:30 to 12 Noon
February 25, 2004

Safety First: Effective and Timely Screening of People Who Work with Children and Youth

Workshop Outline
10:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
Pauline Koch
Setting the stage:
  • The importance of effective screening
  • The historical context
  • Challenges in conducting effective and timely background checks
10:45 a.m. The national perspective
Margo Pedroso
  • The types of screening and background check processes
  • The SafetyNet Pilot Project
  • Implications for other types of organizations
11:10 a.m. The state perspective
Dallis Pierson
  • Utah's efforts to enhance the recruitment and retention of foster families
  • How the Foundation works with other government entities to improve and streamline screening
11:30 a.m. Questions and discussion


12 noon Closing



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