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Episode 283 - Dr. Robin Leake: Child Welfare and COVID-19: Ensuring safety and well-being in a global pandemic

Interviewer: Annette Semanchin-Jones, PhD

Tuesday, June 02, 2020, 10:30:07 AM

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Welcome back! In this episode, our guest Dr. Robin Leake - Project Director for National Child Welfare Workforce Initiative (NCWWI) discusses how social workers are navigating the impact of the Coronavirus on child welfare systems, the people they serve, and the workers who serve them. She details how workers are attending to their core mission, how they are supporting families, and how they are struggling with the impact on their own lives as they adapt to the severe disruptions the pandemic has introduced.

​Robin Leake, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor, and the Acting Executive Director of the Butler Institute of Families at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Leake has over 20 years of experience in social science, intervention research evaluation with an emphasis on implementation of trauma-informed practice, and organizational workforce development in child welfare. Dr. Leake is the Project Director for the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) and the co-Principal Investigator for the Children's Bureau Capacity Building Center for Tribes.

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