ABOUT THE AWARDS
At the heart of every strong family is the glue that binds individuals together in commitment and care for one another. For many families, the glue is reinforced by social workers who work to strengthen families, build families, and advocate for families. The Family Champion Awards recognized social workers across North Carolina that go the extra mile for families. Each awardee received recognition and celebration at the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina (CHSNC) reTHINK Permanency: Unlocking Pathways from Foster Care to Family Conference on June 15, 2023—during the Family Champion Awards luncheon presented by the Institute for Family— including a $150 cash prize. The Family Champion Awards was sponsored and organized by the Institute for Family at CHSNC and underwritten by HealthyBlue.
NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Nominations were collected in March 2023. The selection committee consist of members from the Institute for Family, UNC School of Social Work, and Healthy Blue. Family Champion Award winners will be announced at the reTHINK Permanency: Unlocking Pathways from Foster Care to Family Conference, hosted by CHSNC, on June 15, 2023.
Should you have any questions about the Family Champion Awards or the reTHINK Permanency Conference, please contact the Institute for Family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
June 15, 2023
McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, North Carolina
Hosted by CHSNC, in partnership with North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
The CHSNC reTHINK Permanency: Unlocking Pathways from Foster Care to Family Conference brought family service professionals and advocates together to explore permanency planning for youth experiencing foster care. Over 100 professionals joined us in exploring all paths to family for youth experiencing foster care. Together we reimagined how we can help youth in care find loving, stable homes and achieve child well-being. Professionals and advocates rethought how we work together to help youth achieve permanency through reinstatement of parental rights, reunification, kinship care, custody, guardianship, and adoption in North Carolina.