#1 Question Campaign Overview Fall Partners in Prevention Meeting

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#1 Question Campaign Overview Fall Partners in Prevention Meeting

  1. 1. #1 QUESTION: CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW • Public policy campaign led by PCA-WV. • Our goal is that lawmakers and people from all walks of life use the question “Is it good for children?” as a litmus test for their actions. • Replaces Children’s Day at the Legislature. • Provides stipends to support up to 25 local events.
  2. 2. #1 QUESTION: CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW • Statewide kick-off on Jan. 11, 2011 (1.11.11) • Legislative breakfast at Charleston Marriott • Press Conference at Capitol @ 1:11 pm • Campaign updates distributed throughout Legislative Session. • Campaign website at www.01-11-11.org
  3. 3. COMMUNITY PUBLIC POLICY FORUMS • Mobilize grassroots advocacy activity for children’s issues, • Educate lawmakers about local priorities, • Build relationships with lawmakers, • Distribute information about #1 Question: Is it Good for Children? campaign.
  4. 4. PCA-WV 2011 Proposed Policy Agenda Ask state legislature for $1.1 million investment to prevent child abuse and neglect BEFORE it occurs. Funding would support: – $300,000 for In-Home Family Education. – $200,000 for evidence-based prevention education. – $600,000 for community prevention projects.
  5. 5. $300,000 In-Home Family Education  $300,000 to support In-Home Family Education programs and restore funding to FY 2010 level.  Funding will secure over $10.5 million in federal funding for IHFE in WV over next 5 years.  CDC estimates child abuse could be reduced up to 40% if these programs were widely available.
  6. 6. $600,000 Community Prevention Projects  $600,000 to expand Partners in Prevention from 40 counties to all 55 counties – 38% increase.  Teams are key leaders for transformative change in their communities.  Teams implement local initiatives that build protective factors to prevent abuse and neglect.
  7. 7. $200,000 Evidence-based Prevention Education  $125,000 to expand Our Babies: Safe & Sound safe sleep campaign and implement Period of PURPLE Crying statewide and serve 21,000 babies per year.  $50,000 to expand Stewards of Children and train 3,000 adults. Long-term goal to train 5% of WV adults.  $25,000 to expand Strengthening Families initiative for early childhood programs.
  8. 8. Return on Investment The $1.1 million prevention portfolio only costs $2.87 per child in West Virginia. Expected returns include: – Reduction in child abuse and neglect. – Improved school readiness. – Better child health. – Better outcomes as adults.
  9. 9. Staying Up to Date & Taking Action PCA-WV facilitates the Legislative Action Team for Children & Families Weekly meetings during Regular Session Legislative Action Alerts Online legislative action center - CAPWIZ
  10. 10. Legislative Action Center http://www.capwiz.com/preventchildabusewv/
  11. 11. PCAA Public Policy Position Statements Promoting child development by supporting families Preventing child physical abuse Preventing child neglect Preventing child sexual abuse Preventing child emotional abuse
  12. 12. Why Prevention Matters White Papers A Better Future for America, A Better Future for America’s Children: Strengthening our Capacity to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect, Lisbeth B. Schorr, Harvard University / CSSP Dollars and Lives: The Economics of Healthy Children, Dr. Phaedra S. Corso, 15 yrs w/ CDC Better Lives for Children Lead to a Better Climate for Business, Michael E. Axelrod, national business leader
  13. 13. Why Prevention Matters White Papers The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: Child Abuse & Public Health, Dr. Robert Anda Prevention Programs and Strategies: State Legislative Experiences, Kelly Crane, NCSL Prevention Creates the Future by Transforming Culture, Dr. Jeff Linkenbach, social norming expert
  14. 14. ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND RESOURCES  www.legis.state.wv.us  www.congress.org  www.advocacyguru.com  www.ncsl.org  www.afj.org  www.01-11-11.org  www.capwiz.com/preventchildabusewv  www.preventchildabusewv.org  http://www.preventchildabuse.org/advocacy/position_s tatements.shtml
  15. 15. For More Information Contact: Jim McKay 1-866-4KIDSWV 304-697-0340 Email: jim@teamwv.org Twitter: @TEAM4WVChildren http://www.01-11-11.org http://www.preventchildabusewv.org

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