This slide deck 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 recording of the webinar here.
Preschool Development Grant B-5 Application Preparation: National TA Collaborative to Maximize Early Childhood Investments
Video October 6, 2022
In this webinar we heard from a few national early childhood technical assistance leaders about how we view the opportunity of the PDG B-5 funding and the resources and supports available to state leaders who might want support during the application process.
Podcast October 4, 2022
Megan Waltz is Supervisor for Promotion and Prevention Unit within the Child Safety and Permanency Division at Minnesota Department of Human Services. Host Dr. Sherri Killins Stewart talks with Megan about how she develops systems that are more responsive to family needs by truly listening to the communities she serves.
Website October 3, 2022
The catalog include 319 community project proposals and 13 internal County projects submitted for the Kent County American Rescue Plan Act funds.