Eccs And Strengthening Families Collaboration Kansas

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Eccs And Strengthening Families Collaboration Kansas

  1. 1. Implementing Strengthening Families: Kansas’ Experience University of Kansas Institute for Educational Research & Public Service Jackie Counts, MSW Rebecca Gillam, LMSW
  2. 2. How we are connecting the efforts
  3. 4. Connecting to Other Initiatives <ul><li>Kansas Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (KECCS) Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas Strengthening Families Plan (KSFP) </li></ul><ul><li>CBCAP (Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention) Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Protective Factors Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Initiative </li></ul>
  4. 5. What’s Worked <ul><li>Getting started </li></ul><ul><li>“Strengthening Families” reaches a broad audience </li></ul><ul><li>Visual roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>Organize around content </li></ul><ul><li>Neutral convener </li></ul>
  5. 6. Contributions to ECCS <ul><li>Cross-pollination with EC and SF </li></ul><ul><li>SF has a wider audience </li></ul><ul><li>SF has resonated in an unexpected way with legislators </li></ul><ul><li>Has strengthened Goal 5 of the plan—Family Supports </li></ul><ul><li>Has strengthened collaboration on the state and community level </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates goals in both plans </li></ul>
  6. 7. Contributions to SF <ul><li>Cross-pollination with EC and SF </li></ul><ul><li>Opened the door for new partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Gave prevention a place at the table </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for funding </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated prevention efforts both within field and across fields </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates goals in both plans </li></ul>
  7. 8. Financing <ul><li>CBCAP Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Block Grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$11.1 million (FY08-FY09) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administered by the Children’s Cabinet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driven by accountability-measures and research-based programming, as well as a focus on at-risk children and underserved areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Initiative, National Alliance of Children’s Trust Funds </li></ul>
  8. 9. Next Steps <ul><li>ECCS and SF Parent Involvement Research Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Results-based Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Model Community Collaborations aligned with ECCS and SF </li></ul>
  9. 10. www.ksfplan.org
  10. 11. KECCS WEBSITE www.keccs.org
  11. 12. Contact Information <ul><li>Kansas Strengthening Families Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ksfplan.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kansas KECCS Plan www.keccs.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>James Redmon, Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jackie Counts, University of Kansas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rebecca Gillam, University of Kansas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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