Monday, September 28, 2009 12:00 pm
Lutz has worked with OKDHS for the past couple of years on the Child Welfare Practice Standard and Practice Model. She will provide an overview of the child welfare system, including efforts to better communicate with families at the point of assessing safety of children and placement decisions when out-of-home care is necessary.
Sponsors: OKDHS Children and Family Services Division and Field Operations Division
About the Speaker
Lorrie L. Lutz is President of L3 P Associates, a consulting firm specializing in enhancing the quality of social services. She has extensive experience in all facets of family centered practice in child welfare and juvenile justice services, performance-based contracting, leadership development, information technology selection and development of child welfare and juvenile justice practice models and quality improvement strategies.
Lutz has focused her efforts on conducting comprehensive safety assessments and safety planning, functional assessments and developing behaviorally-based case plans; building strong relationships between resource families and birth families; addressing over representation of children and families of color in the child welfare system and expanding use of kinship care as a permanency option for children.
Lutz’s professional experience includes serving as the Commissioner of Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Services for the state of New Hampshire, Bureau Chief for Adult Services for the state of Idaho, Director of Community Services for Fort Leonard Wood MO, Director of Community Programs for Catholic Charities in St. Cloud, MN and a line social worker and supervisor in child protective services and a probation officer in juvenile justice services.
Slidedeck from Lorrie L. Lutz’s lecture.
By the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to:
- Describe the two processes recently undertaken by Oklahoma to improve child protection.
- Discuss the foundation of the practice model.
- Explain what a practice model is, what it does, and its impacts.
- List and discuss research on family engagement.