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The Oregon Department of Human Services was awarded a three year Federal grant from the U.S. Children’s Bureau designed to strengthen connections for all Oregon children in care of the child welfare system.  The grant is being implemented by the Oregon Department of Human Services through the Child Welfare Partnership with Portland State University’s School of Social Work. 

The purpose of the project is to implement Family Find and Family Meetings (using a family group conference format) in three jurisdictions and to identify and address infrastructure barriers and supports to the long term sustainability of the model.  There are three implementation sites in Oregon selected to demonstrate the effectiveness of combined family find and family team meetings:

  • Douglas County 
    1937 W Harvard Ave, Roseburg OR 97471
    Coordinator position is through a contracted provider: Options Counseling & Family Services
  • Lane County
    2101 W 11th Ave, Eugene OR 97402
    Internal DHS Coordinator
  • Multnomah Co. (focus on African American families)
    Midtown Branch
    1425 NE Irving St, Suite 400, Portland OR 97232
    Coordinator position is through a contracted provider: Options Counseling & Family Services

For questions regarding the implementation sites, email Susie Barrios. For questions about evaluation, email Carrie Furrer.

Additional Partners

Options Counseling & Family Services
1255 Pearl St., Eugene, OR 97401

Options Counseling and Family Services, a not-for-profit agency founded in 1991, has been providing quality, cost-effective mental health and family preservation services to the children and families of Oregon since its inception.  In both Douglas and Multnomah counties, Options Counseling and Family Services is contracting to provide a Family Connections Oregon Coordinator to find family members and facilitate family group conferences for families early in their experience with child welfare.   

Contact:

Morrison Child & Family Services
1500 NE Irving St, Suite 1500 Portland OR

Successful implementation of Family Connections Oregon requires the voice and leadership of families who have been part of the child welfare system.  Family expertise is required in planning for individual children and families, and family expertise is needed to inform policy formation and systems change.  

Contact:

National Institute for Permanent Family Connections/SENECA Family of Agencies
Kevin Campbell
6925 Chabot Rd. Oakland CA 94618

NIPFC founder, Family Find consultant, and national advocate Kevin Campbell is providing technical assistance and infrastructure consultation regarding Family Find. In addition, Kevin serves as a consultant to the statewide taskforce, including a National perspective on FF change initiatives.  

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