Approximately 40 percent of all children entering foster care are age five and under. Addressing the needs of these children and their families is critical to helping child welfare systems and early childhood systems achieve better outcomes.
The BUILD Initiative is pleased to announce a new five-part webinar series, Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families, that explores ways to strengthen the collaboration between early childhood and child welfare. Join us for the second webinar of this series.
This session will look at what it will take for the child welfare workforce and the early childhood workforce to collaborate? What are the differences in priorities and orientations that challenge collaboration? What skills and training does the CW workforce need to better understand early childhood programs and the needs of young children? What skills and training does the early childhood workforce need to understand the pressures and priorities of the child welfare workforce? At what levels (service delivery, program management, policy) does collaboration need to occur?
- Darneshia Allen, Director of Practice and Field Operations, National Infant-Toddler Court Program
- Erinn Havig, Primary and Community Prevention Lead, DCYF Washington
- Minette Mason, Child Welfare-Early Learning Project Lead, DCYF Washington
- Torey Silloway, Director of Policy and Financing, National Infant-Toddler Court Program
Video May 11, 2022
This recording is from the third part of the Home-Based Child Care Webinar Series.
Slide Deck May 11, 2022
This slide deck is from the third part of the Home-Based Child Care Webinar Series.
Report April 28, 2022
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.