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Our CPP Journey: Celebrating Accomplishments and Looking Forward to the Work Ahead

November 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT


This Learning Forum concludes the second of a two year-long Learning Series intended to support California’s counties and tribes as they develop local comprehensive prevention strategies targeting the communities of families disproportionately represented in child welfare and probation systems, within an overarching context of race equity and inclusion. In 2022, the series was designed to support jurisdictions to develop and submit Comprehensive Prevention Plans (CPP), covering topics such as funding, governance structures, service array development including Evidence-Based Programs (EBP) and continuous quality improvement. In 2023, the Learning Series pivoted to providing education and peer exchange to illustrate what “comprehensive” prevention systems and strategies could look like. We began with community engagement with equity as the context, moved to primary prevention and then worked our way “downstream” to secondary prevention, visiting the topics of Community Pathways and cross-agency funding strategies on the way. This final session will provide a retrospective look of our collective prevention planning in California, as well as an overview of the county and tribal CPPs approved to date. CDSS will share themes emerging from the approved CPPs as well as updates in key areas such as workforce development, CQI, and collaboration with the Department of Health Care Service (DHCS). The session will also serve to identify future planning and implementation steps and topics such as Tertiary Prevention planning in a Family First context, EBP and service array maintenance, and the redesign of the “front-end” of child welfare and probation systems to support prevention strategies outlined in CPPs. Lastly, the session will provide a brief tour of CalPrevents, California’s new virtual community of practice devoted to the prevention of child maltreatment and foster care. 


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