Episode 7: Foster Care

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Matt Anderson and Malissa Flores

May is Foster Care Month, so we're speaking with two social workers from the Children's Home Society of North Carolina, Matt Anderson, Vice President of Programs and Business Development, and Malissa Flores, Permanency Specialist.


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Find out more about the organizations and initiatives mentioned in this episode.


Children's Home Society of North Carolina

provides families with the support and resources they need to be a forever family, with services ranging from adoption and foster care to parent education and teen pregnancy prevention to post adoption support for families.


Children's Home Society of America

is a national nonprofit leader and advocate dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in America. We provide a comprehensive spectrum of services to create healthy children and strong families.


From Place to Place

This feature documentary spends two years in the lives of six young adults who have aged out of foster care without the skills or support they need. These kids, forced to become adults, struggle profoundly to make the transition to independence. Directed by Paige Williams and produced by Matt Anderson.


National Foster Care Month

We each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. Find resources and information to help ensure that their future is bright.


Children's Bureau

The Children’s Bureau focuses on improving the lives of children and families through programs that reduce child abuse and neglect, increase the number of adoptions, and strengthen foster care.

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