On October 25th, Jordan Institute for Families hosted a webinar presenting on the NC Child Fatality Task Force with a panel composed of Sarah Verbiest, Kella Hatcher and Karen McLeod.
Look here to read more about this task force and the impact it has made in North Carolina.
The goal of this webinar was to describe the child fatality prevention system and organize a space for those who work within North Carolina’s statewide system. These folks engage in the very difficult work of examining the data and circumstances surrounding child deaths to better understand them so that we can implement strategies to prevent future child deaths and maltreatment. This work is tough. It’s also critically important for protecting children in our state and our communities!
This webinar helped to explain the importance of this statewide system, the roles and connections of individuals and teams within the system, and provided updates on efforts of the Child Fatality Task Force. We discussed ways to strengthen the system and optimize the work of everyone involved. The webinar also gathered feedback from attendees to plan for a future child fatality prevention system summit.
Below you can find a recording of the webinar that we hope will be helpful to you and your work! Also below are wonderful questions by our attendees and our answers.