OARTY Webinar – Centralized Residential Placement Service (CRPS)
Friday, June 19, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
On behalf of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, Stacey Fragiskos B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W. and Shawna Cooper, B.A., M.Ed will be presenting a new provincial program that intersects with the residential services sector, the Centralized Residential Placement Service (CRPS).
The CRPS is a service offered by the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) to support Ontario’s Child Welfare and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in their searches for appropriate Outside Paid Resources (OPRs) outside of their own jurisdictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aligned with the provincial movement to repatriate children and youth in care, the goal of the CRPS is to provide a service that focuses on conducting out of jurisdiction placement searches during this challenging time, freeing up agencies’ resources to focus their energy on planning to keep children and youth close to home. This work is accomplished by leveraging existing resources from the OPR Shared Service Proof of Concept project, and by continuing to build resources and centralize service-related information about OPRs in Ontario. In this webinar, Stacey and Shawna will introduce the service, discuss implications of the service for Ontario’s OPRs, and field questions from attendees.
Stacey Fragiskos B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Service Manager, The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa
Stacey began her career in child welfare in the late ‘70s and has been with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) for over 20 years. Currently, she oversees Child Protection & Residential Services teams at CASO and is heavily involved in provincial residential services initiatives through the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. Stacey is presently the service lead on two provincial residential services programs: the OPR Shared Service Program Proof of Concept, and the Centralized Residential Placement Service (CRPS).
Shawna Cooper, B.A., M.Ed
Service Supervisor, The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa
Shawna’s career began in the OPR sector 20 years ago. She has been with CASO since 2010, where she spent her first 6 years with the organization as a child protection worker on the Adolescent Protection Team before she became a service supervisor in the Placement and OPR Office. Since August of 2019, she has been a Service Supervisor for the OPR Shared Service Program Proof of Concept. Currently, she supervises the CRPS while remaining involved in the proof of concept project.