NCCD Blog
NCCD Blog
May 2, 2016 |  by NCCD

NCCD is very pleased to have William C. Bell, PhD, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs, serve as keynote speaker on opening day of our upcoming 2016 NCCD Conference on Children,...

April 19, 2016 |  by Melissa Connelly

The upcoming NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families presents an exciting opportunity to share information about innovations developed in California to help train new child welfare social workers to use the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system.

The California Social Work...

April 18, 2016 |  by NCCD

All of us at NCCD warmly invite you to join us at our 2016 Conference on Children, Youth, and Families. Taking place on October 4–6, 2016, in Anaheim, California, the conference this year is full of exciting events in addition to engaging sessions...

April 11, 2016 |  by Caroline Glesmann

As a teenager, Christine* had a difficult home life. Frequent conflicts with her mother and abuse from an older family member led her to run away from home many times....

April 4, 2016 |  by Antoinette Davis

Recently, while perusing Facebook, I noticed a somewhat disturbing post: “I have 200 Facebook friends but I wonder how many people actually take the time to read my posts. If you read this...

March 27, 2016 |  by NCCD

Registration is now open for the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families in Orange County, California! This year's theme is "Creating Solutions." Join us to learn from and talk with NCCD research and program staff, as well as child welfare, juvenile justice, and adult protection workers...

March 21, 2016 |  by Angela Fitzgerald

My name is Angela Fitzgerald, and I am a channel flipper. Or at least I was until the introduction of online streaming services. During my channel-flipping days, I appreciated the opportunity to...

March 14, 2016 |  by Julio Marcial, The California Wellness Foundation

When I became a program director at The California Wellness Foundation in 2007, one of the first grants I recommended for funding...

March 7, 2016 |  by Estivaliz Castro

“Community involvement” appears to be the new catchphrase in grant language, programs, research, and program evaluations. Experienced evaluators seem to agree that community involvement is...

March 1, 2016 |  by Sarah Covington

At the heart of all human service agencies lie the goals of providing quality services and improving outcomes for the individuals and families served. However, accomplishing these goals can be challenging in the face of conflicting pressures. These pressures can include government-spending...