Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families Series: Prevention
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.
Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and their Families Webinar Series Report
Report May 26, 2023
This report summarizes the webinar series Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families. The five webinars were held monthly from January through May 2022 and were facilitated by Dr. Cynthia L. Tate, of BUILD.
Incorporating Home-Based Educator Wellness in Equitable Early Childhood Systems
Video May 2, 2023
In this session, Shayla Collins (UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being), Dr. Rena Hallam (Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood), and Dr. Laura Lessard (Childcare Wellbeing Initiative) shared Shining the Light on You, their innovative wellness program designed for family child care educators, and Pilar Torres (L.U.N.A.) discussed ways to embed HBCC wellness support into ECE systems for educators whose primary language is Spanish.
Story of the Granny Midwives
Video April 24, 2023
This video about the original midwives, is a reminder of the the systematic eradication of Black midwives, as well as the hope and promise of the work Black midwives and doulas are reclaiming.