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
Preschool Development Grant B-5 Application Preparation: National TA Collaborative to Maximize Early Childhood Investments
Video October 6, 2022
In this webinar we heard from a few national early childhood technical assistance leaders about how we view the opportunity of the PDG B-5 funding and the resources and supports available to state leaders who might want support during the application process.
Podcast October 4, 2022
Megan Waltz is Supervisor for Promotion and Prevention Unit within the Child Safety and Permanency Division at Minnesota Department of Human Services. Host Dr. Sherri Killins Stewart talks with Megan about how she develops systems that are more responsive to family needs by truly listening to the communities she serves.
Website October 3, 2022
The catalog include 319 community project proposals and 13 internal County projects submitted for the Kent County American Rescue Plan Act funds.