As our nation attempts to turn the corner on COVID-19, we know that the road to recovery for many families with young children, particularly families of color, is uneven and inequitable. Federal relief funds in the American Rescue Plan Act represent significant, unprecedented funding that provides champions with an opportunity to advance equity and justice from the start in the prenatal-to-three period. Join us for the second installment in this three-part series highlighting innovative uses of pandemic funding for family support policies and initiatives. This webinar will feature trailblazers from local jurisdictions who are leading the way with guaranteed basic income for parents and young children in marginalized communities; mental health consultation services, fatherhood programs and stable housing supports; and an initiative to convert a museum into a family resource center. Webinar attendees will come away with information regarding these innovative approaches and how they might advance similar projects in their states and communities.
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.