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Webinar

Strengthening Families Webinar: During a Pandemic and Beyond

May 2020

Experts discussed how family support professionals and organizations have adapted to serve families during the COVID-19 outbreak, and what we are learning that we will carry forward from this time.

Find the resources shared by the panelists here.

Webinar

Building Relationships Framing Early Relational Health

May 2020

This webinar presented key findings from the FrameWorks Institute's research and recommendations about communicating the importance of early relational health to non-experts along with commentary from national leaders about the importance of these perspectives.

Brief

Building Resilience in Troubled Times: A Guide for Parents

May 2020

Families are under a kind of stress most of us have never experienced before as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This brochure shares tips for parents to draw on their own strengths and build a network of support to better help their children to thrive.

This content is also available as a web page, here.

(3 pp)

Report

Building Relationships: Framing Early Relational Health

May 2020

This strategic brief, produced in collaboration with the FrameWorks Institute, offers a comprehensive framing strategy to help shift public attention to and understanding about Early Relational Health (ERH).

(34 pp)

Brief

Strengths-Based Practice in Troubled Times

May 2020

Everyone who works with families is dealing with a set of extraordinary challenges. This tool describes strategies to keep our focus on family strengths even when families—and we ourselves—are stressed.

(2 pp)

Report

Early Relational Health National Survey: What We’re Learning From the Field

May 2020

This report discusses the Early Relational Health (ERH) National Survey conducted across early childhood health communities to get a better sense of current ERH-related activities, practices, and policies and how we can find opportunities to advance an ERH agenda.

(31 pp)

 

Brief

Community Solutions to Supporting the Well-Being of Expectant Parents, Babies, and Toddlers: Reversing the Loss of Infant and Toddler Child Care Slots in Denver

March 2020

This brief explores a multi-strategy approach which Denver’s Early Childhood Council and its partners at the City of Denver took to address the significant and continuous loss of child care slots in their community. Strategies included piloting a contracted slot pilot, advocating for revised building codes to protect in-home child care providers, and creating navigation supports for those interested in becoming child care providers.

(11pp)

Brief

Community Solutions to Supporting the Well-Being of Expectant Parents, Babies, and Toddlers: Creating a New Source of Dedicated Early Childhood Funding: Onondaga County, NY

March 2020

This brief details the $1.5 million investment which the Onondaga County Legislature made in early childhood initiatives as part of its 2020 budget. It explores what it took to build the right coalition and gather the evidence to convince local stakeholders to invest in the county’s youngest children. The $1.5 million investment combined with private and philanthropic funds will increase investments in early childhood by $2.3 million.

(10 pp)

Report

Financing Prenatal-to-Three Services: Local Approaches

March 2020

Even with strapped budgets, communities are finding ways to provide new capital for initiatives that promote healthy environments in which children can live, learn, and play. This report profiles a group of communities across the country that have made tangible progress in creating new local prenatal-to-three (PN-3) financing solutions. 

(38 pp)

Webinar

Strengthening Families Webinar: Legal Partnering for Child and Family Health

March 2020

This webinar highlighted how new kinds of partnerships with public interest law allies—including some underway through the DULCE Learning Network—can expand access to justice for families and strengthen the early childhood sector. We'll be joined by MLPB, which has pioneered an integrative approach to linking early childhood stakeholders with legal problem-solving assets.