Family Urgent Response System (FURS): 24/7 Trauma-Informed Support
Enacted in 2019, the Family Urgent Response System (FURS) is designed to provide children and youth currently or formerly in foster care and their caregivers with the immediate trauma-informed support they need when issues arise through a statewide hotline and county mobile response systems. This 24/7/365 support will help improve outcomes for children and youth currently or formerly in care by preventing moves, helping keep families intact, promoting stability, and reducing law enforcement contacts which lead to the criminalization of traumatized children, especially children and youth of color who are disproportionately negatively impacted by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This training will provide an overview of the Family Urgent Response System (FURS) and share lessons learned from the early implementation of this new coordinated response system. More specifically, attendees will learn about the intent and vision of FURS; its core components, including how Los Angeles County is implementing the local mobile response component; how FURS differs from other resources; key messaging about FURS; and challenges and successes from early implementation. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to share feedback on FURS.
Presented by: Jessica Haspel, Associate Director, Child Welfare Policy @ Children Now
Zoom Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcu6tqzooE9er4Y0TDtmQge12XsddpWrB
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