These resources are from the fifth webinar of the Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families series.
With the passing of the FFPSA, any state, territories, or tribe with an approved Title IV-E plan has the option to use funds for preventative services such as in-home parent skill-based programs, mental health services, and substance abuse prevention and treatment services to allow children eligible for foster care to stay with their parents or relatives. What opportunities does FFPSA create for early childhood programs and services? What are the opportunities and challenges for expansion of home visiting under FFPSA? What other interventions and practices approved under FFPSA target young children and their parents?
- Clare Anderson: Senior Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
- Pfeffer Eisin: Director-Erikson/ DCFS Early Childhood Program
- Thay Giurgius: Manager- Erikson/ DCFS Home Visiting Program
- Andria Goss: Associate Vice President, Clinical and Community Services, Erikson Institute
Access the webinar recording here.
Access the slide deck here.
Additional Resources shared during the webinar:
Article June 23, 2022
Michelle Chapin, Heather Adams and Charrise Hart from Ready for School, Ready for Life provide an overview of Guilford County’s goals and activities to support PN-3 children and families.
Video June 15, 2022
In this video, Elizabeth Groginsky, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department, gives an overview of New Mexico’s early childhood compensation strategies.
Implications for Racial Equity Leadership Development: Lessons from the Equity Leaders Action Network
Report June 13, 2022
This document reflects the collective learning gleaned from three years of creative work within the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) learning community. In it, we describe foundational concepts that we believe need to shape racial equity leadership efforts, core racial equity leadership competencies, and racial equity leadership capacities that need to be nurtured in racial equity leaders. There were many lessons learned in designing and implementing the ELAN. The energy, wisdom, and collaborative spirit racial equity fellows and faculty brought to the ELAN community helped enormously to refine, amend, and improve what we learned about ourselves, each other, and how to carry out racial justice and equity leadership development.