Systems of Care: Connecting Child Welfare Services and Schools


Children and youth involved with the child welfare system are also served by their local school districts. The intersection of these two systems is a critical space in determining successful outcomes for the children and youth that both systems serve. However, services and programs available to serve these children and youth vary significantly from county to county and the Local Educational Agency. Join policy experts for a discussion on the successes and challenges of where these systems meet, and how these systems can work together to serve children and youth.

  • Jackie Thu-Huong Wong – Washington Unified School District, Yolo County Vice President

  • Ken Berrick – Alameda County Office of Education Trustee

  • Paula Villescaz – San Juan Unified School District, Sacramento County President