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Collaborative Partners:. Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems. Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Family Preservation Resources – Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF) Jennifer Skala

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Collaborative partners

Collaborative Partners:

Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems


Collaborative partners1

Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Family Preservation Resources – Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF)

Jennifer Skala

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems – Together for Kids and Families (TFKF), Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Lynne Brehm

Collaborative Partners:


Partnership the nebraska dance
Partnership: The Nebraska Dance Preservation Resources – Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF)

A person associated with another or others in some activity of common interest; implies a relationship in which each has equal status and a certain independence but also implicit or formal obligations to the other or others. For example, either of the two persons dancing together. (The American Heritage Dictionary, 2nd College Ed.)

*Arrows depicting connections do not adequately represent a functioning system.


Government administrative and funding groups
Government Administrative and Funding Groups Preservation Resources – Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF)

State Legislature

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Governor

U.S. Dept. of Education

State statutes & budget

Policy Development and Regulation Groups

Health & Human Services System Policy Cabinet [appointed]

State Board of Education [elected], Commissioner & Deputy

Other State Agencies

Professional and Research Organizations

ADVISORY

Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council (ECICC)

Gaps & Barriers Standing Committee

ADVISORY

Special

Issue

Task Forces

Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

Established by state and federal statute, members appointed by the Governor

Good Start, Grow Smart Initiative

Essential Education Recommendations

Established by federal regs, appointed by State Brd. of Ed.

Program/Project Leadership, Implementation, Oversight & Support Groups

Early Childhood Policy Study

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Nebraska Health & Human Services System (HHSS):

Nebraska Department of Education (NDE):

Early Childhood Programs and Initiatives

• Office of Early Childhood

Early Childhood Training Center

• Special Education

No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

• Health and Human Services

• Regulation & Licensure

Child Care Development Fund

Maternal and Child Health Grant

Child Care Subsidy

  • Resource to inform best practice.

  • Meets mandatory requirement

    of state plan

    for Child Care Development Funding.

Early Learning Guidelines

Strategic planning grant to inform policy

Head Start/Early Head Start

Together for Kids and Families

Head Start State Collaboration Office

(HSSCO)

Co-Leads (IDEA-Part C)

  • Builds early childhood systems.

  • Creates partnerships between HS and state agencies/programs.

  • Facilitates involvement of HS in state policies.

  • State system to serve children with disabilities, Part C (Birth-3):

  • Identification

  • Monitoring- Services coordination - Implementation

  • Funding

Early Development Network (EDN—Early Intervention)

Community Services, Implementation and Training Groups

Center and Family-based Child Care and Education Programs; School District Programs (ages 3-8)

Planning Region Teams (PRT)

Regional Training Coalitions (RTC)

Educational Service Units (ESU)



Nebraska and its population
Nebraska and its Population States

  • Covers 76,872 square miles, or an area about 20% greater than New England.

  • It is a 10 hour drive from SE corner to NW corner.

  • Total population 1,711,263 (2000 Census)

  • Average population density 22.3 persons per square mile.

  • 32 of 93 counties are designated as Frontier, Which means 6 or fewer persons per square mile.


Nebraska and its population1
Nebraska and its Population States

  • 39% of the population lives in the two metropolitan population centers, Omaha and Lincoln. This means that there are significant urban and rural differences that need to be respected.

  • 72% of total population live in communities which have a population of 1,000 people or less.


Nebraska and its population2
Nebraska and its Population States

  • Four federally-recognized Native American Tribes, three with a land base and one without.

  • U.S. Strategic Command - 2500 military and civilian personnel.

  • The State’s minority population grew:

    • 23% from 1980 - 1990.

    • 83.5% from 1990 - 2000.


Additional considerations
Additional Considerations States

  • 34% of Nebraska’s counties are considered Primary Health Care Professional Shortage areas.

  • 78% of Nebraska’s counties are Medically under served areas.

  • Shortage of health specialists

  • 50% of practicing dentists plan to retire by 2013.

  • 20% of Nebraska’s Counties have NO Dentists.

  • 32% of Nebraska’s Counties have only 1 or 2 Dentists.

  • (Source: Nebraska Dental Association Workforce Study, 2001)


Additional considerations1
Additional Considerations States

  • 14% of children age 5 and under live in poverty (2000 Census)

  • 30% of Nebraska’s minority children live in poverty (2000 Census)

  • 73% of the working mothers in Nebraska have children under the age of six. (Kids Count 2007)

  • Nebraska ranks third in the nation with 67% of women in the labor force. (Status of women in Nebraska)


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TFKF Work Group Organization States

Data

Data

Data

Data

Data

Data

Data


Partnership overview
Partnership Overview States

  • Early Childhood Family Support Initiatives

    • home visitation, respite, parent education, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBiS)

  • Indicator Development –refined list of priority indicators for collaborative actions

    • Call to Action (ages 0-21) - NCFF

    • TFKF Indicators (ages 0-8)

  • TFKF Access Work Group and the NCFF Learning Collaborative

    • to identify best practices and help communities overcome barriers to access


Early Childhood Family Support Initiatives States:Home Visitation, Respite, Parent Education, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBiS)

  • TFKF Family Support Work Group (Chaired by NCFF Early Childhood Policy Director)

    • Home Visitation

    • Respite

  • Multiple Funding Sources Include:

    • CBCAP

    • Head Start/Early Head Start

    • Even Start

    • Head Start-State Collaboration Office

    • Family Preservation

    • Medicaid

    • Child Welfare

    • 0-3 Endowment


Early Childhood Family Support Initiatives States:Home Visitation, Respite, Parent Education, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBiS)

  • TFKF Parent Education Work Group (Chaired by NCFF, Associate Vice President of Communications

    • Learning from Day One Public Awareness Campaign

  • Multiple Funding Sources Include:

    • CCDF – Child Care Development Fund

    • Head Start-State Collaboration Office

    • Together for Kids and Families

    • CBCAP

    • Family Preservation

    • 0-3 Endowment


Early Childhood Family Support Initiatives States:Home Visitation, Respite, Parent Education, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBiS)

  • TFKF Mental Health Work Group

    • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBiS)

      • NCFF representation on PBiS Leadership Team

  • Multiple Funding Sources Include:

    • CBCAP

    • CCDF – Child Care Development Fund

    • Nebraska Department of Education (NDE)

      • Early Childhood Training Center (ECTC)

    • Head Start-State Collaboration Office

    • Together for Kids and Families

    • State Infrastructure Grant (SAMHSA)

    • Family Preservation

    • 0-3 Endowment

    • Training and Technical Assistance – Center for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)


Indicator development call to action ages 0 21 ncff tfkf indicators ages 0 8
Indicator Development States: Call to Action (ages 0-21) - NCFF TFKF Indicators (ages 0-8)

Call to Action Goals

  • Partner with existing data/indicator initiatives including TFKF

  • Educate and provide information to a wide array of stakeholders on cutting-edge science related to Priority Indicators

  • To identify priority indicators (through a selection process) that are agreed upon by stakeholders

  • Develop actions based on data that will improve child (and family) well-being in Nebraska

    • Based on data and evidence-based practices, a group of decision makers will develop an action plan designed to impact policies in Nebraska that affect child and family well-being. This stakeholder meeting is scheduled for May 15, 2008.


Indicators for collaborative action
Indicators for Collaborative Action States

Level 1A Indicators- Indicators for which data is available and we are ready to engage partners to take action.

  • Breastfeeding- Percent of mothers who breastfeed exclusively at 6 months, supplementation up to 1 year (AAP)

  • Rate of Abuse/Neglect (Safe Children) in Children

  • Percent of low birth weight babies born

    Level 2 Indicators-Indicators for which we currently either do not have data, or a clearly defined indicator, but are important and areas for future exploration

  • Percent of Children with Medical Home Percent of children enrolled in an early childhood program

  • Percent of children “ready for school”

  • Children’s Mental health or Maternal Depression


Community and state organizing

Police States

EMS

Corrections

MCOs

Health Department

Philanthropist

Churches

Community Centers

Nursing Homes

Home Health

Parks

Doctors

Schools

Elected Officials

Hospitals

Mass Transit

Environmental Health

Civic Groups

CHCs

Fire

Tribal Health

Employers

Laboratory Facilities

Economic Development

Drug Treatment

Mental Health

Community and State Organizing


Tfkf access work group and the ncff learning collaborative
TFKF Access Work Group and the NCFF Learning Collaborative States:

  • To Identify Best Practices and develop collaborations within communities and between state and local entities to overcome obstacles and breakdown silos

    • Underinsured and Uninsured

    • Medical Home

    • Transportation

  • Multiple Funding Sources Include:

    • CBCAP

    • Head Start-State Collaboration Office

    • Together for Kids and Families

    • Family Preservation


Ncff learning collaborative
NCFF Learning Collaborative States

  • To develop functional sustainable collaborations in Nebraska

  • Vision: We see Greater Nebraska Communities transformed and sustained through collaborative leadership

  • Mission: We will increase leadership capacity to create healthy communities for children and families


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NCFF Learning Collaborative States

  • Sites: Hall County-Grand Island, Keith County-Ogallala and Cherry County-Valentine

    • Funded Activities

      • Facilitator

      • Service Array Assessment in 28 Counties

      • Learning Collaborative Meetings

      • Peer Review Process- Assessments and Site Visits

      • Best Practice Development


Thank you
Thank you! States

For more information contact:

Jennifer Skala, Director of Programs and Evaluation

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

(402) 817-2001

[email protected]

http://www.nebraskachildren.org

Lynne Brehm, TFKF Program Coordinator

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

(402) 471-1384

[email protected]

http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/hew/fah/Together-Kids-Families.htm


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