slide1
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Broward’s Infrastructure Design to Guide and Sustain Permanency for Young Foster Children

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 19

Broward’s Infrastructure Design to Guide and Sustain Permanency for Young Foster Children - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 65 Views
  • Uploaded on

Broward’s Infrastructure Design to Guide and Sustain Permanency for Young Foster Children (BRIDGES). Nonprofit agency founded in 1971 Supporting low-income and at-risk children and their families in South Florida

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Broward’s Infrastructure Design to Guide and Sustain Permanency for Young Foster Children ' - gisela-little


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1

Broward’s Infrastructure Design

to Guide and Sustain Permanency

for Young Foster Children

(BRIDGES)

grantee

Nonprofit agency founded in 1971

  • Supporting low-income and at-risk children and their families in South Florida
  • Services include childcare resource and referral, subsidized child care, training and technical assistance and family support programs including BRIDGES

Lead Agency

Grantee

slide3

To create early learning environments that meet the needs of young children in foster care and to promote and sustain permanency of their placement.

GOAL

slide4

Target Population: Foster children (birth to five) enrolled in child care programs in Broward County, Florida.

creating a bridge

Early Learning & Education

Child

Welfare

Creating a BRIDGE

effect of abuse neglect on developing brains

The prolonged, severe, unpredictable stress caused by abuse and neglect can alter brain development.

Toxic stress in young children causes negative impacts on the child’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social growth.

Effect of abuse/neglect on developing brains

The first five years are crucial to a child’s brain development and lay the foundation for all future learning

foster children come with challenging behaviors

Difficultly transitioning to new home and child care center due to trauma of removal from parents and change in placement

  • Challenging or withdrawn behavior due to stress of suffering experienced by abuse and/or neglect

Foster children come with challenging behaviors

common child care issues for foster children

Child care providers lack of knowledge and experience in handling challenging behaviors of foster children

  • Trend in children being expelled from child care centers due to behaviors

Common child care issues for foster children

  • Foster children often move from center to center further exacerbating their instability and stress
slide11

BRIDGES

aims to create an early learning environment that is stable and high quality for young foster children to heal their trauma and provide a place of protection

sustainability plans

At end of project, BRIDGE’s steering committee, will fold into Foster Care Steering Committee, a well-established committee that includes all key stakeholders in foster care system.

  • Certification of child care programs responsive to foster children will be linked to community’s Child Care Quality Rating System.
  • Strategic plan will be developed to identify ways that programs like PBS that address social/emotional development can be expanded to other child care sites.

Sustainability Plans

ad