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Addressing Poverty Related Risk Factors as a Part of Holistic Prevention Strategies

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Explore how child welfare agencies can address poverty as a strategy to support families and prevent maltreatment and foster care entry.

This event is hosted by the Capacity Building Center for States‘ Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Prevention Plan Leads peer group which supports collaboration and learning between state leads who are responsible for supporting development and/or implementation in their jurisdiction’s title IV-E prevention program plan to meet the requirements of the FFPSA.

Addressing poverty-related root causes of child welfare system involvement is a critical component of conceptualizing and implementing prevention-oriented child welfare systems. As jurisdictions build and implement their title IV-E prevention program plan, many leaders are thinking strategically about how to disentangle neglect from family circumstances directly relating to poverty.

• Develop an understanding of the relationship between economic insecurity and child welfare outcomes as well as the benefit of economic and concrete supports.
• Learn how to use a structured framework to explore strategies for increasing families’ access to economic and concrete supports.
• Learn from New York and Kentucky about their efforts to address poverty as a root cause of child welfare involvement.