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.
Ultimately, the goal of prevention strategies is to keep children safe and well cared-for in their families and communities, thereby decreasing the need for child welfare services. What, though, is the role of child welfare agencies in prevention? What can child welfare agencies to do address child well-being for our youngest children? Presenters will discuss how Plans of Safe Care protect infants affected by prenatal substance exposure. Examples of state and county community and family empowerment approaches to prevention will be discussed.
- Alissa Copeland, Washington DCYF, Intake and Early Learning Program Manager
- Sarah Holdener, Washington DCYF, Plan of Safe Care Program
- Robert H. (Robin) Jenkins, Ph.D., Associate Director and Senior Implementation Specialist with the Impact Center at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Nikki Kovan, Minnesota Department of Education, Early Learning Director
- Megan Waltz, Minnesota DHS, Supervisor, Promotion and Prevention Unit | Child Safety and Permanency
Dr. Cynthia Tate, State Services Liaison, NCIT Hub Lead, BUILD Initiative
Blog September 25, 2023
This blog explains the impact of the policy choice to not renew the Child Tax Credit on the child poverty rate.
Home-Based Child Care: Embedding Wellness in HBCC Systems through Strengthening HBCC Networks: An Evidence-Based Framework for High Quality (Benchmarks)
Archived Webinar September 21, 2023
This recording and slide deck are from the September 19, 2023 Home-Based Child Care Webinar.
Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.