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The Research Behind Strengthening Families
The Research Process <ul><li>Step 1 : Search the evidence to find out what factors really reduce child abuse and neglect <...
Gathering Input from the Field <ul><li>CBFRS </li></ul><ul><li>Child Trends </li></ul><ul><li>CWLA </li></ul><ul><li>Famil...
Learning from ECE program practice Expert Nomination   Program Info Collection <ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Program su...
 
The Seven State Pilot <ul><li>2 year partnership with states to identify policy and practice changes needed to take SFI st...
Hallmarks for Statewide Implementation <ul><li>More programs use the protective factors framework </li></ul><ul><li>Parent...
The Partnership Between the State Pilots and the National Initiative <ul><li>Pilot States </li></ul><ul><li>Create new too...
New Research Activities in 2009 <ul><li>Updated and expanded literature review </li></ul><ul><li>New self-assessment for h...
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    1. 1. The Research Behind Strengthening Families
    2. 2. The Research Process <ul><li>Step 1 : Search the evidence to find out what factors really reduce child abuse and neglect </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2 : Explore the connection between factors that prevent child abuse and neglect and what quality early childhood programs do to build them </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3 : Identify programs that build the factors and learn how they do it </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4 : Learn about policy and practice changes needed to infuse the model statewide through a partnership with 7 pilot states </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: Continuous learning with a network of implementing states </li></ul>
    3. 3. Gathering Input from the Field <ul><li>CBFRS </li></ul><ul><li>Child Trends </li></ul><ul><li>CWLA </li></ul><ul><li>Family Support America </li></ul><ul><li>Free to Grow </li></ul><ul><li>Natl. Alliance of Children’s Trust Funds </li></ul><ul><li>NAEYC </li></ul><ul><li>NCCAN </li></ul><ul><li>NACCRRA </li></ul><ul><li>Natl. Child Care Assn </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent Child Abuse America </li></ul><ul><li>USA Child Care </li></ul><ul><li>Zero to Three </li></ul>
    4. 4. Learning from ECE program practice Expert Nomination Program Info Collection <ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Program summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Replication </li></ul>Site Visit <ul><li>Director Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Key Informant Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Focus Group </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Focus Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Program Observation </li></ul>Program Write-ups <ul><li>Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Head Start Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Child Care Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Trust Fund lead </li></ul><ul><li>CBFRS lead </li></ul><ul><li>Other key informants </li></ul>Implementation Tools
    5. 6. The Seven State Pilot <ul><li>2 year partnership with states to identify policy and practice changes needed to take SFI statewide </li></ul><ul><li>Wide latitude on implementation strategies </li></ul><ul><li>United by a consistent set of hallmarks for statewide implementation </li></ul>
    6. 7. Hallmarks for Statewide Implementation <ul><li>More programs use the protective factors framework </li></ul><ul><li>Parent leadership is demonstrated at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of Strengthening Families into Early Care and Education initiatives in many settings is evident </li></ul><ul><li>Early Care and Education and child welfare services (CWS) build stronger, mutually beneficial relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation describes key decision points and provides evidence that the “Hallmarks” are being achieved </li></ul>
    7. 8. The Partnership Between the State Pilots and the National Initiative <ul><li>Pilot States </li></ul><ul><li>Create new tools </li></ul><ul><li>Test strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Share their knowledge with others through a learning network </li></ul><ul><li>CSSP </li></ul><ul><li>Provides technical assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Creates new tools </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates cross-site learning </li></ul><ul><li>Captures lessons learned </li></ul>
    8. 9. New Research Activities in 2009 <ul><li>Updated and expanded literature review </li></ul><ul><li>New self-assessment for home-based child care providers </li></ul><ul><li>New self-assessment tools to be used across child and family serving sectors </li></ul><ul><li>A look at Strengthening Families implementation based on interviews in all 50 states and site visits in four states </li></ul>
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