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Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families Series: Cross-Systems Engagement

February 16
2:00 PM EDT

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?

Presenters:

  • 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

Access the recording from the kick-off webinar here.
Access the slide deck from the kick-off webinar here.

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