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Wisconsin’s Association of Family & Children Agencies (WAFCA) - Innovative Work Keeping Children & Families Together

During this interactive session, attendees will learn how provider agencies throughout Wisconsin have coordinated with WAFCA to keep children in-state while meeting complex treatment needs. States throughout the country are struggling to keep children/youth from having to be treated out-of-state. Emily Coddington-Associate Director of WAFCA- will detail how their Resource Connection Sessions pilot is responding to rising numbers of out-of-state placements, as well managing the destabilizing effects of the pandemic on the workforce.

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Meet our distinguished panel of professionals for this webinar

Emily Coddington

Associate Director, Wisconsin Association of Family & Children Agencies (WAFCA)

Emily joined WAFCA in 2019 following 20 years of child welfare experience, including direct service, supervisory, and management roles. Prior to joining WAFCA, Emily served as a Section Chief with the Department of Children and Families – first, with the Child Welfare Licensing Section and then with the Bureau of Youth Services. Emily also spent many years in the non-profit sector and began her career in Child Protective Services. Emily’s career has focused on supporting and advocating for children, youth, caregivers and parents, as well as those connected to the county, tribe, state, and non-profit workforce. Emily is passionate about improving systems of care, so children and families have what they need to safely live their best lives. Specific areas of interest include out-of-home care, licensing and regulation, systems change, and leadership.