What Is Urgent? Taking the First Steps Toward Change
Explore actions that can lead to building authentic, collaborative, and prevention-focused child welfare systems.
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This video, part of the Strengthening Families Through Prevention and Collaboration: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2020 learning experience, discusses actions that can lead to building authentic, collaborative, and prevention-focused child welfare systems. The presentation highlights multiple perspectives and considers strategies for effective collaboration between child welfare agencies and community partners in the provision of prevention services, examines how prevention-focused systems can improve child welfare outcomes, and explores ideas for incorporating the principles of the Family First Prevention Services Act into state and territory plans. Young adult and family representatives also discuss how to take the urgent first steps toward change.
Use this video with the CWVE 2020 Discussion Guide, which provides tailored information and activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners.
- Jennifer Skala, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
- Judge Trent Favre, Hancock County Youth Court, Mississippi
- Kristin Zagar, Virginia Department of Social Services
- Andrew Crawford, Bedford County Department of Social Services, Virginia
- Michaela Guthrie, Capacity Building Center for States
- Michael Huesca, Capacity Building Center for States
- Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman, National Native Children’s Trauma Center, University of Montana
Resource List: What Is Urgent? Taking the First Steps Toward Change
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Capacity Building Center for States. (2020). What is urgent? Taking the first steps toward change. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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