Jamie Sorenson to impact child welfare practice
Jamie Sorenson, director, Child Safety and Permanency Division, Children and Family Services Administration, will have opportunities to improve child welfare practice with appointments to two national posts. He is representing the central region on the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA) Executive Committee. He is also serving on American Public Human Services Association's (APHSA) TRIAD work group, a coming together of three agencies to focus on child welfare finance reform.
NAPCWA represents public child welfare agencies with primary membership representing public child welfare administrators and stakeholders. It works toward a safe and nurturing public child welfare system to provide permanent homes for children, and support their social and emotional growth and development.
Its primary goal is to provide national leadership for the development of sound policy, successful and innovative practices, and critical capacity-building to improve agency performance and consumer outcomes. It is governed by a 25-member executive committee whose members are elected annually by state and local public agency members. It is an affiliate of APHSA.
The TRIAD work group is an APHSA child welfare finance reform initiative. This work group is charged with developing a key policy position for 2015 in partnership with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the National Organization of State Associations for Children. This work group’s shared principles will call for Congress to enact comprehensive child welfare finance reform.