We all know that our field is changing. We can all see that the pace of change has quickened and that the severity of the needs we are being asked to address has increased considerably.
How can we determine what we should be doing to respond to this rapid pace of change and to successfully adapt what we are doing to address this increase in the severity of the needs?
Tom Woll has been studying the changes in our field for the last ten years. He has conducted over 3,000 interviews with persons from across the country during the last decade.
He has interviewed both public and private sector leaders, elected public officials, practitioners who are delivering services for us and youths and families who are receiving services from us. He has asked them all to share their thoughts on where our field is going, what changes we will need to introduce to keep pace with the changes and what new skills and capacities we will need to develop to successfully address the increase in the severity of needs we are experiencing.
Tom has also studied the Families First Prevention Services Act. He has reviewed written and video interviews with those who wrote and with those who will be charged with implementing the Act.
He has also interviewed 50 public and nonprofit leaders who have been actively engaged in preparing for the implementation of the Families First Prevention Services Act.
It is Tom’s belief that the changes we are experiencing have been consistently unfolding since the passage of Welfare Reform in 1996. He believes that what we need to do to prepare for our future success is relatively clear. He has identified ten capacities and two critical skill-sets that we all will need to develop within our organizations if we want to successfully prepare for the service delivery world of 2022 and beyond.
Tom will review these capacities and skill-sets during this course.
CYC Certification Competency Domain:
- Learn about current trends in the CYC field and where the field is going over the next 10+ years;
- Explore the 10 key capacities and skill sets that are expected to be critical as the field transitions to community-based, family centered work.
ACYCP members can access the webinar free of charge – they need to contact Michael Mitchell to get a voucher. His email is