CB-CAP Kansas (2-19-09)

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CB-CAP Kansas (2-19-09)

  1. 1. Strengthening Families and CBCAP in Kansas February 19, 2009
  2. 2. Kansas Children’s Cabinet & Trust Fund
  3. 3. Kansas Strengthening Families Plan <ul><li>Initiated and led by the Children’s Cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by the University of Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Over 80 stakeholders, including a 14-member Leadership Team </li></ul><ul><li>Plan materials: strategic plan, folder, and website </li></ul><ul><li>Support for community planning </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages <ul><li>Capitalizing on the Children’s Cabinet’s role as a neutral convener </li></ul><ul><li>Reframing child abuse and neglect prevention efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating the KSF Plan into existing systems and programs </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging “unlikely” partners </li></ul>
  5. 5. Challenges <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop new partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To guide and direct Plan progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To integrate across projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To stay ahead of what communities are doing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>-- Documenting change at the pace it is happening </li></ul><ul><li>--Systems-level vs. program level </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questions? <ul><li>Rebecca Gillam, LMSW </li></ul><ul><li>University of Kansas, Institute for Educational Research and Public Service </li></ul><ul><li>(785) 864-7123 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>James Redmon, MSW, MPH </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund </li></ul><ul><li>(785) 368-7044 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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