On October 23rd, National Crittenton President Jeannette Pai-Espinosa moderated the panel discussion, “Supporting Families Post Permanence and Pregnant & Parenting Young People in Care: Family and Youth Perspective” at the eighth Wicked Problems of Child Welfare conference presented by the Children’s Home Society of America and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work’s Jordan Institute for Families.

The panel featured Kathy Szafran, the Executive Director of Crittenton Services, Inc. in West Virginia – a member of the Crittenton family of agencies – and Selene Cortez of National Crittenton, along with representatives from Right Turn Nebraska. The session addressed the experiences of young mothers in residential care, direct service providers, and families seeking services post-permanency.

For more information on the Wicked Problems of Child Welfare conference, visit: https://www.chsamerica.org/wickedproblems/