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 kickoff webinar of this series and learn why it is important to align the early childhood and child welfare systems. Find out more about the negative impacts of racial disparities in child welfare systems for Black, Latino, and Native American children and families. This webinar will set the stage for the four additional webinars that follow.
- Dr. Aisha Ray, Distinguished Fellow, BUILD Initiative
- Dr. Renee Boothroyd, Implementation Specialist, University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Development Institute
- Yvonne Goodsky, Deputy Director of Prevention and Operations, DHS, Minnesota
- Reanna Jacobs, ICWA Supervisor, DHS, Minnesota
- Dr. Cynthia L. Tate, BUILD Initiative
Save the dates for future webinars in the series:
- February 16, 2022 – 2:00 PM – 3:30PM EST – Cross-Systems Engagement
- March 16, 2022 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST – Prevention
- April 20, 2022 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST – Head Start and Child Care for Children in Child Welfare
- May 19, 2022 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST – Family First Prevention Services (FFPSA) Opportunities for Early Childhood Programs
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.