Webinar Explores Using Family First Act to Improve Outcomes for Tribal Families

Posted June 27, 2019, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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The Annie E. Casey and William T. Grant foundations are hosting a webinar on July 25, 2019, to examine how child welfare leaders can leverage the federal Family First Prevention Services Act to expand the use of culturally relevant prevention programs. During the session, participants also will learn how tribal, state and local governments can use Family First to realize better results for Native American children and families who become involved in child welfare systems.

The webinar — part of the Leading With Evidence: Informing Practice With Research series — experts will discuss:

  • Family Spirit, an evidence-based maternal home-visiting program that uses tribal traditions and practices to engage Native American mothers. The program’s ingredients for success: paraprofessional home visitors from the community combined with a culturally focused, strengths-based curriculum.
  • Opportunities available through Family First to fund and expand other prevention programs relevant to American Indian children, youth and families.

Register Today

What: Engaging Tribal Mothers With Tradition: Family First Act Opportunities for Culturally Relevant Prevention

When: Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET

Panelists include:

  • Suzanne Barnard (moderator), director of the Casey Foundation's Evidence-Based Practice Group
  • Experts from the Johns Hopkins Center for Indian Health and the Family Spirit program
  • Experts from Casey Family Programs

The Leading With Evidence series explores how child welfare leaders, researchers and program developers can work together to best utilize evidence in the child welfare field.

View the recording of the first 2019 Leading With Evidence webinar

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