These resources are from the third webinar of the Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families series.
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? In this webinar, presenters discussed how Plans of Safe Care protect infants affected by prenatal substance exposure. Examples of state and county community and family empowerment approaches to prevention were shared.
- 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
Access the webinar recording here.
Access the slide deck 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.