June 23, 2021
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm EDT

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm CDT
11:00 am to 12:15 pm MDT
10:00 am to 11:15 am PDT
9:00 am to 10:15 am AKDT
7:00 am to 8:15 am HIST


Sharon Kollar
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
518-442-5291; skollar@albany.edu 

*For technical issues the day of the event, please contact Melanie Smith (melanie.s.smith@du.edu)


Understanding Moral Distress


Please join us for the third session in our 5-part discussion series addressing how child welfare leaders have supported their workforce in building resiliency during the pandemic and how others can incorporate these strategies into child welfare organizational environments. This session will highlight the importance of understanding moral distress when building staff resilience.

Dr. Amy He is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. She has over 15 years of clinical experience and has worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. She has effectively led and completed federal (Children’s Bureau), community-based, and university-based grants, including serving as the Co-PI of a federal grant that investigated how characteristics of local community environments influenced rates of child maltreatment in diverse areas of Los Angeles and San Diego County. She currently serves as the Evaluation PI for the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. Dr. He’s research focuses on addressing large system challenges facing child welfare. This includes organizational and capacity building around workforce development and well-being, implementation of Family First Prevention Services evidence-based practices, and prevention and intervention services related to parental substance use disorder. 

Please note: The second half of the session will be spent in small group discussions. Plan to join with your webcam and microphone enabled and ready to explore these issues with your colleagues.