Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions

Mon., Sept. 28, 2009, Noon to 1 p.m.

What's New in Child Welfare: Practice Model Overview
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK  73105

Lorrie L. Lutz, President
L3P Associates

OKDHS Children and Family Services Division and Field Operations Division

Lutz has worked with OKDHS for the past couple of years on the Child Welfare Practice Standard and Practice Model. She will provide an overview of the child welfare system, including efforts to better communicate with families at the point of assessing safety of children and placement decisions when out-of-home care is necessary.

About the Speaker:
Lorrie L. Lutz is President of L3 P Associates, a consulting firm specializing in enhancing the quality of social services. She has extensive experience in all facets of family centered practice in child welfare and juvenile justice services, performance-based contracting, leadership development, information technology selection and development of child welfare and juvenile justice practice models and quality improvement strategies.

Lutz has focused her efforts on conducting comprehensive safety assessments and safety planning, functional assessments and developing behaviorally-based case plans; building strong relationships between resource families and birth families; addressing over representation of children and families of color in the child welfare system and expanding use of kinship care as a permanency option for children.

Lutz’s professional experience includes serving as the Commissioner of Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Services for the state of New Hampshire, Bureau Chief for Adult Services for the state of Idaho, Director of Community Services for Fort Leonard Wood, Miss., Director of Community Programs for Catholic Charities in St. Cloud, Minn., and a line social worker and supervisor in child protective services and a probation officer in juvenile justice services.

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Last Updated: June 18, 2015
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
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