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www.gafcp.org. Family Connection History. Started with 15 original communities in 1991 Has grown to the largest statewide network of communities in the nation (159 counties) that have made a commitment to improve results for children and families in Georgia Driven by Kids Count statistics

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Family connection history
Family Connection History

  • Started with 15 original communities in 1991

  • Has grown to the largest statewide network of communities in the nation (159 counties) that have made a commitment to improve results for children and families in Georgia

  • Driven by Kids Count statistics

  • Original public/private partnership included the Woodruff Foundation, Whitehead Foundation, Kirbo Foundation, Department of Human Resources, Department of Education, Department of Medical Assistance, and former Governor Zell Miller


Family connection partnership fcp
Family Connection Partnership (FCP)

  • Public/private nonprofit working to improve conditions for children, families and communities in Georgia

  • Our vision is for Georgia’s children to be healthy, ready to start and perform better in school, and have stable, economically self-sufficient families.


Fcp core concepts
FCP Core Concepts

  • Local decision making

  • Results accountability

  • Public/private partnership

  • Prevention

  • Family focus


Fcp our work
FCP: Our Work

  • Provide training and technical assistance to communities, primarily Family Connection county collaboratives

  • Serve as a resource to state agencies across Georgia

  • Build and maintain relationships with public and private agencies and communities


What is a county collaborative
What is a County Collaborative?

A public/private partnership that serves as the local decision-making body for improving results for children and families


What does a county collaborative do
What does a County Collaborative do?

  • Develops, implements and evaluates a community strategic plan

  • Makes decisions about what results are desired

  • Sets priorities to achieve the results


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What does a County Collaborative do?

  • Allocates resources

  • Holds itself accountable for the well-being of children and families in the community

  • Measures results on more than 26 indicators of child well-being using KIDS COUNT data


Regional map
Regional Map

12 Regions


Key community sectors represented on collaborative governing boards
Key Community Sectors Representedon Collaborative Governing Boards

  • Public Agencies

  • Private Nonprofits

  • Local Governments

  • Consumers/Volunteers

  • Business

  • Education

  • Faith-based


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Key Community Sectors Representedon Collaborative Governing Boards


Leveraging dollars
Leveraging Dollars

Statewide Sums of Cash Contributions to Collaboratives


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Leveraging Dollars

Cash Contributions to Collaboratives,

Mean Total Contributions per Collaborative


Kids count
KIDS COUNT

  • A national and state-by-state effort funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

  • Tracks the status of child well-being in the U.S. through reporting current and credible data


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KIDS COUNT

  • Seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children

  • Publishes an annual Data Book and provides an interactive database at www.aecf.org/kidscount


Georgia kids count

In 2003, Family Connection Partnership (FCP) was named the Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

FCP now produces a variety of annual Georgia KIDS COUNT products.

Georgia KIDS COUNT


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Georgia KIDS COUNT Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

  • Tracks progress across five result areas:

    • Healthy Children

    • School Readiness

    • School Success

    • Strong Families

    • Self-sufficient Families


Georgia kids count2
Georgia KIDS COUNT Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

  • State Summary

  • County, state, and national data online

  • Data Guide

  • Pocket Guide

  • Factsheets

  • Policy briefs

  • Press releases


Georgia kids count web site
Georgia KIDS COUNT Web site Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

  • Measures how children and families are faring in the state

  • Includes national, state and county-level data, as well as Census data by legislative districts.

  • Represents the largest compilation of the most current and reliable available data from a variety of sources in Georgia


Georgia kids count state summary
Georgia KIDS COUNT State Summary Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

  • An overview of the most recent state-level data

  • Designed for widespread distribution to advocates, policymakers, community leaders, and the general public


Kids count online database
KIDS COUNT Online Database Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

www.gafcp.org/kidscount/index.html

  • Compare data between states, regions, counties and legislative districts.

  • Create custom graphs, maps, ranked lists, and profiles


Georgia kids count county factsheets
Georgia KIDS COUNT County Factsheets Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

  • County data incorporated into the State Summary are available on individual Factsheets and can be downloaded from the Web.


Georgia kids count county factsheets1
Georgia KIDS COUNT County Factsheets Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.


Georgia kids count county profiles
Georgia KIDS COUNT County Profiles Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.


Georgia kids count graphs
Georgia KIDS COUNT Graphs Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.


Sample of findings
Sample of Findings Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

Does the work of Family Connection result in improved outcomes?

  • A difficult question to answer unambiguously, but evidence is mounting.

  • Important limitations of county-wide data

  • Analyses from the Benchmark Database: Addressing vs. not addressing benchmarks

    • Positive results (New Family Index, Birth Weights, Child Deaths, High School Completion, Free or Reduced Fee Lunch)

    • Results that are not yet positive (Prenatal Care, Juvenile Arrests)

    • Ambiguous results (Teenage Pregnancies, Repeat Births to Teens)

  • Findings from recent Case Studies: High Functioning and High Impact Collaboratives (Testing the Theory of Change)

    • Learnings Regarding Collaboration and Collaborative Processes

      (Source: Metis Associates, Implementation Evaluation, 2nd Annual Report, September 29, 2004)


  • Sample of findings1
    Sample of Findings Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

    (Source: Metis Associates, Implementation Evaluation, 2nd Annual Report, September 29, 2004)


    Sample of findings2
    Sample of Findings Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

    (Source: Metis Associates, Implementation Evaluation, 2nd Annual Report, September 29, 2004)


    Sample of findings3
    Sample of Findings Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

    (Source: Metis Associates, Implementation Evaluation, 2nd Annual Report, September 29, 2004)


    Family connection partnership inc
    Family Connection Partnership, Inc. Casey Foundation’s state grantee for KIDS COUNT.

    235 Peachtree Street

    Suite 1600, North Tower

    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Phone: (404) 527-7394

    Fax: (404) 527-7443

    e-mail: [email protected]

    www.gafcp.org


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