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Innovations in Care: The Mockingbird Family Model
Edgewood Center
1801 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
United States
Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Alliance Events

The California Alliance and Edgewood Center for Children and Families are collaborating with THE MOCKINGBIRD SOCIETY™ and Walter S. Johnson Foundation, to bring you an opportunity to learn about the MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ model.

MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ is an empowerment-based approach to delivering foster care that reflects how communities have cared for children for generations – as an extended family. MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ works like a wheel, with connecting parts. At the center are experienced “hub home” providers who support 6-to-10 “satellite” foster families to form a “constellation.” Hub homes provide respite care, organize monthly gatherings for families, and become the “go-to” haven of support for foster parents and youth. Learn more here.

Join us in learning about this innovation in care. Attendees will learn about:

  • MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ structure and how it works
  • The research evidence behind MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™
  • Hear from peer partners, international and local, who have implemented MBF and learn what it takes to implement.

Originally launched in Washington state in 2004, MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ has been demonstrated by research to achieve successful outcomes in retaining foster parents and stabilizing placements. The model has now been implemented (and is growing) in California, New York, Washington, Canada, Australia, Japan and the U.K. And is set to launch constellations in New Zealand in 2020.

The event is free to the public. Register at this LINK. Contact Deborah Son at [email protected] for any questions.