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

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

Native American family

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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