Joint SFNN Teleconference/Webinar November 17, 2008 (616) 883-8033, access code 451-710-336 This webinar is being recorded...
Agenda <ul><li>NATIONAL NETWORK BUSINESS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network changes for 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 re...
Network Changes for 2009: Why make changes? <ul><li>Implementation and widespread support have grown faster than expected,...
What CSSP will do Engage new partners & constituents: cast a broader net to include localities, programs and practice lead...
What it means for states One simple membership level  Updates through a monthly newsletter; no more all-network calls Webi...
levers for change Parent Partnerships Systems building Professional Development Early Childhood-Child Welfare Linkages Inf...
Key Content Areas SF and Child Welfare Practice Evaluation and Tracking Deepening implementation in ECE programs and syste...
2008 Reporting <ul><li>1 report per state, submitted online at SFNN site </li></ul><ul><li>Data indicators from workgroup,...
Early Childhood-Child Welfare Linkages: Framing <ul><li>The protective factors can serve as a framework through which chil...
Result and Activity <ul><li>Optimal Child Development & School Readiness for All Young Children in the Child Welfare Syste...
Key Activities <ul><li>Policy Change: Rule 314 </li></ul><ul><li>Agreements between Head Start grantee agencies and IDCFS ...
<ul><li>Policy + Implementation = Long Process! </li></ul><ul><li>EC/CW Collaboration has double challenge: Paradigm shift...
NJ Department of Human Services  & NJ Department of Children & Families 50 CCRR  Trainers in NJ’s 21 Counties In each coun...
NJ Mailman “Steps” - or - How we got a few things done! <ul><li>Vehicle for mass dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Organized...
Hard Lessons Learned in NJ <ul><li>The secret to success is  SPIRIT  –  S hared  P ower  I nitiates  R eal and  I nclusive...
<ul><li>Wisconsin’s </li></ul><ul><li>Early Care & Education/Child Welfare </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Work Plan  </li></ul>
Washington County Pilot <ul><li>Phase 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families Cross Systems Training </li></ul><ul><li...
Proposed Waukesha County Pilot <ul><li>Phase 1:  </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families Training For Foster Parents </li...
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    1. 1. Joint SFNN Teleconference/Webinar November 17, 2008 (616) 883-8033, access code 451-710-336 This webinar is being recorded, and will be posted on www.strengtheningfamilies.net C E N T E R F O R T H E S T U D Y O F S O C I A L P O L I C Y
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>NATIONAL NETWORK BUSINESS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network changes for 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EARLY CHILDHOOD – CHILD WELFARE LINKAGES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Framing the conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailman States’ Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Jersey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wisconsin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Network Changes for 2009: Why make changes? <ul><li>Implementation and widespread support have grown faster than expected, so we need to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize CSSP and state resources around issues states care about most </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on activities that support the sustainability of Strengthening Families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce duplication of effort and avoid placing burdens on states </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What CSSP will do Engage new partners & constituents: cast a broader net to include localities, programs and practice leaders Develop & disseminate key content Provide individualized support for Strengthening Families implementation in states Mobilize national partners to engage their constituencies in Strengthening Families Highlight innovative state Strengthening Families implementation
    5. 5. What it means for states One simple membership level Updates through a monthly newsletter; no more all-network calls Webinars, conference calls, peer sharing on key content areas for interested states On site TA and learning visits by CSSP to selected states National conference opportunities to share innovations and meet as a network
    6. 6. levers for change Parent Partnerships Systems building Professional Development Early Childhood-Child Welfare Linkages Infrastructure changes
    7. 7. Key Content Areas SF and Child Welfare Practice Evaluation and Tracking Deepening implementation in ECE programs and systems Integrating SF into policy at the state-level
    8. 8. 2008 Reporting <ul><li>1 report per state, submitted online at SFNN site </li></ul><ul><li>Data indicators from workgroup, narrative elements associated with Levers for Change </li></ul><ul><li>Documents to support your data collection and reporting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance on Data Tracking : Key for data elements. Indicates which are required for returning Partners, which are optional. Suggests possible sources for certain items. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Tracking Worksheet : Spreadsheet for collecting data before submitting report online. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners are asked to complete all narrative sections and provide as many data elements as possible. Affiliates are asked to complete as much of the report as possible. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Early Childhood-Child Welfare Linkages: Framing <ul><li>The protective factors can serve as a framework through which child welfare systems can engage with families in ways that not only support safety but also enhance child well-being and the ability of families to cope with stress. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families can provide practical guidance on how child welfare can collaborate with early childhood providers and other child and family service providers to ensure children’s safety, well-being and permanence. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families can help states think about the developmental needs of the youngest children connected to the child welfare system. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Result and Activity <ul><li>Optimal Child Development & School Readiness for All Young Children in the Child Welfare System </li></ul><ul><li>For 3-5 Year Olds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enroll in early learning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration among child welfare, parent / foster parent, early childhood providers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Key Activities <ul><li>Policy Change: Rule 314 </li></ul><ul><li>Agreements between Head Start grantee agencies and IDCFS for both enrollment and service planning </li></ul><ul><li>Educate child welfare staff on the benefits of early education </li></ul><ul><li>Whose job is it to make sure kids enrolled and promote ec/cw collaboration? School Readiness Specialists (7 positions statewide) </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families early learning networks have child welfare collaboration as a priority </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Policy + Implementation = Long Process! </li></ul><ul><li>EC/CW Collaboration has double challenge: Paradigm shift (within child welfare) & two different worlds coming together </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of good will and willingness to engage on both sides </li></ul><ul><li>Effort needs to be staffed! </li></ul>Lessons Learned
    13. 13. NJ Department of Human Services & NJ Department of Children & Families 50 CCRR Trainers in NJ’s 21 Counties In each county: 5 Child Care Centers and County/ Local DYFS Offices meeting and working together
    14. 14. NJ Mailman “Steps” - or - How we got a few things done! <ul><li>Vehicle for mass dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Organized effort (through government, non-profit membership organization, etc..) </li></ul><ul><li>Public will ( media role) </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal funding for above </li></ul><ul><li>Support within both entities (CPS workers who support prevention & ECE folks who understand CPS .) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Hard Lessons Learned in NJ <ul><li>The secret to success is SPIRIT – S hared P ower I nitiates R eal and I nclusive T eamwork!! </li></ul><ul><li>This effort takes time and a considerable amount of effort. Don’t be discouraged!! </li></ul><ul><li>Unless a comprehensive training is provided to the centers and to the CPS staff solely around this issue, it appears to them as “just another thing we have to do.” </li></ul><ul><li>CPS staff need to feel “value” in working with SF. Their time is so tight that we must help them find strong, undeniable benefits to their involvement. </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Wisconsin’s </li></ul><ul><li>Early Care & Education/Child Welfare </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Work Plan </li></ul>
    17. 17. Washington County Pilot <ul><li>Phase 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families Cross Systems Training </li></ul><ul><li>Choose County foster care cases to pilot ECE/CW collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3: </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families Training for Foster Parents </li></ul>
    18. 18. Proposed Waukesha County Pilot <ul><li>Phase 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families Training For Foster Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 : </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families Cross Systems Training </li></ul><ul><li>Choose County foster care cases to pilot ECE/CW collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3: </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance </li></ul>

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