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
Article January 21, 2022
As race, racism, anti-racism, equity and inclusion become front and center across multiple facets of American life, culture, politics, and institutions, directors across California say now is the time to work together as child welfare leaders to better understand and dismantle dominant and oppressive culture characteristics that exist in the system, both for the benefit of the workforce and for the children and families served.
Report January 21, 2022
This resource from the Child and Family Policy Institute of California identifies steps to support child welfare directors.
Website January 21, 2022
The California Child Welfare Core Practice Model is a statewide effort to develop and implement a framework to support child welfare practice and allow child welfare professionals to be more effective in their roles. The CPM is intended to guide practice, service delivery, and decision-making.