This recording is from the kick-off webinar of the Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families series.
The “Kick-off” or initial webinar in the series, provides a rationale, and demonstrates the need for alignment of early childhood and child welfare systems. Given that approximately 40% of all children entering foster care are ages 5 and under, addressing the needs of these children and their families is necessary if child welfare systems are going to move toward achieving better outcomes for children and families.
Speakers: Dr. Renee Boothroyd, Implementation Specialist, University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Yvonne Goodsky, Deputy Director of Prevention & Operations, DHS, Minnesota; Reanna Jacobs, ICWA Supervisor, DHS, Minnesota; Dr. Aisha Ray, Distinguished Fellow, BUILD Initiative
Host: Dr. Cynthia Tate, State Services Liaison, NCIT Hub Lead, BUILD Initiative
Access the slide deck for this webinar here.
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.