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This Learning Series is sponsored by Casey Family Programs, in partnership with Implematix, CalTrin, and CDSS. It is intended to assist counties in preparing for implementation of their unique Comprehensive Prevention Plan (CPP). The series maps directly to the nine Readiness domains for California’s Family First Prevention Services (FFPS) Program and addresses requirements outlined in All County Letter (ACL) 22-23 and AB153. Monthly learning forums will provide detail on the domains and associated national and local perspectives on readiness work. Each learning forum will be followed by an interactive question and answer session to allow for more detailed discussion and clarification. Although encouraged, it is not required to attend the full series and each session will require separate registration. the readiness domains addressed in this Learning Series are:

  • Fiscal and Funding Models
  • Cross-Sector Local Governance
  • Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Program Design
  • Policy, Regulations & Rules
  • Workforce Training
  • Service Quality & Outcomes

 

Getting Ready to Deliver Family First Prevention Services – Special Emphasis on Fiscal and Funding

 

June 29, 2022

 

SPEAKERS

Clare Anderson, Senior Fellow, Chapin Hall
Khush Cooper, MSW, PhD, Principal, Implematix
Don Winstead, Principal Consultant, Don Winstead Consulting, LLC

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FORUM MATERIALS & RESOURCES

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Q&A Session: Getting Ready to Deliver Family First Prevention Services – Special Emphasis on Fiscal and Funding

 

July 13, 2022
9:00 – 10:30 A.M. PDT

 

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This learning forum provides a unique opportunity to hear from both national and local experts on the most pressing fiscal considerations and implementation issues for developing Family First Prevention Services.  Specific topics will include the principles embedded in federal law, such as Payer of Last Resort and Maintenance of Effort as well as braiding available funding sources, claiming considerations, and federal matching funds.

Learners will:

  • Understand the basic fiscal principles within the Family First Prevention Services Act, Part I
  • Identify potential funding sources to support a local comprehensive Family First Prevention Services Program (primary, secondary, and tertiary levels)
  • Identify local implementation readiness considerations and strategies for projecting, planning, and managing funding demands against forecasted community prevention services needs

 

 

 

 

 

We will provide an opportunity two weeks following each Forum for a Question-and-Answer Session (Q&A). This timeframe allows the Forum attendees to think about the information, talk with colleagues and/or other attendees, and ask the presenters follow-up questions, clarifications, and explanations. At the Q&A we will answer questions that were: (1) posted in the chat during the Forum but not answered, (2) questions that are submitted in writing a week prior, and (3) questions that arise during the Q&A session. Each Q&A Session will be
specific to the most recent Forum.

 

Building the Team – Prevention System Governance and Collaboration

 

July 20, 2022
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. PDT

 

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Who should attend: Comprehensive Prevention Planning lead agency staff, County Prevention Planning Teams; staff and stakeholders of partner agencies/organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q&A Session: Building the Team – Prevention System Governance and Collaboration

 

August 3, 2022
9:00 – 10:30 A.M. PDT

 

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A comprehensive prevention services program requires an integrated approach to service delivery and therefore effective coordination across multiple County agencies and multiple stakeholder groups. Service delivery of Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) by Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to at-risk children and families who are disproportionally represented in child welfare, will necessitate additional coordination as well as braided funding streams. This Forum supports the practical creation of new bridges and pathways necessary for developing, serving, and evaluating a Countywide comprehensive prevention approach.

Learners will:

  • Identify key agency integration points with existing prevention services programming
  • Gain a deeper understanding of approaches for shared governance and effective methods for coordination and integration
  • Understand how to integrate local Agencies that may not have historically worked together or worked with stakeholders in both design and execution of prevention services delivery
  • Begin to understand what will be required to meaningfully involve parents and youth with lived expertise in the design, review, and ongoing administration of prevention services

 

 

We will provide an opportunity two weeks following each Forum for a Question-and-Answer Session (Q&A). This timeframe allows the Forum attendees to think about the information, talk with colleagues and/or other attendees, and ask the presenters follow-up questions, clarifications, and explanations. At the Q&A we will answer questions that were: (1) posted in the chat during the Forum but not answered, (2) questions that are submitted in writing a week prior, and (3) questions that arise during the Q&A session. Each Q&A Session will be
specific to the most recent Forum.

 

Designing a Comprehensive County Prevention System

 

August 17, 2022
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. PDT

 

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Who should attend: Comprehensive Prevention Planning lead agency staff, County Prevention Planning Teams; staff and stakeholders of partner agencies/organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q&A Session: Designing a Comprehensive County Prevention System

 

August 31, 2022
9:00 – 10:30 A.M. PDT

 

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This Learning Forum will provide guidance and methods for the jurisdiction to develop an achievable, actionable, and sustainable vision and strategy for a comprehensive prevention services program based in collaboration, family-centeredness, equity and responsiveness to community needs. We will outline how this system must include services in all tiers of prevention and be anchored in the Social Determinants of Health.

Learners will:

  • Understand how to analyze County and Tribal systems data to specify patterns of need, which can contribute to disproportionality and disparity
  • Define and select appropriate services and EBPs that meet community needs in collaboration with provider agencies
  • Understand how County and Tribal partners can integrate prevention into existing service delivery processes across the system
  • Incorporate the tenets of the ICPM into prevention programming
  • Understand how to leverage the collaboration, planning and designing work for submission of the CPP into a shared implementation approach

 

 

We will provide an opportunity two weeks following each Forum for a Question-and-Answer Session (Q&A). This timeframe allows the Forum attendees to think about the information, talk with colleagues and/or other attendees, and ask the presenters follow-up questions,
clarifications, and explanations. At the Q&A we will answer questions that were: (1) posted in the chat during the Forum but not answered, (2) questions that are submitted in writing a week prior, and (3) questions that arise during the Q&A session. Each Q&A Session will be
specific to the most recent Forum.

 

Ensuring Quality and Fidelity to Achieve Outcomes

 

September 21, 2022
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. PDT

 

Registration coming soon!

 

Who should attend: Comprehensive Prevention Planning lead agency staff, County Prevention Planning Teams; staff and stakeholders of partner agencies/organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q&A Session: Ensuring Quality and Fidelity to Achieve Outcomes

 

October 5, 2022
9:00 – 10:30 A.M. PDT

 

Registration coming soon!

 

This Learning Forum focuses on integrating new prevention program metrics, both required and desired, into existing jurisdiction data management, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement (CQI) systems. We will address how to develop mechanisms for certifying data that ACF and CDSS will require from purveyors of EBPs. We will also explore methods for collecting and analyzing local data to confirm adherence to policy, standards, and contracts, and to monitor and adjust the array and availability of services needed in the jurisdiction. The discussion will also emphasize the importance of having processes and forums for the formal review of data to ensure that new information is appropriately acted on. The Forum will also include information on how to structure Statements of Work (SOWs) and contracts for EBP purveyors who will be providing fidelity management.

Learners will:

  • Gain clarity on the intent, scope, and specifics of EBP fidelity metrics required by ACF and CDSS
  • Understand strategies for integrating prevention services into the County/Tribes’ existing or new quality assurance program, including measuring the fidelity of EBPs
  • Understand how to establish mechanisms to collect and act on data to provide ongoing feedback and determine effectiveness of services in meeting County/Tribes’ needs

 

 

We will provide an opportunity two weeks following each Forum for a Question-and-Answer Session (Q&A). This timeframe allows the Forum attendees to think about the information, talk with colleagues and/or other attendees, and ask the presenters follow-up questions,
clarifications, and explanations. At the Q&A we will answer questions that were: (1) posted in the chat during the Forum but not answered, (2) questions that are submitted in writing a week prior, and (3) questions that arise during the Q&A session. Each Q&A Session will be
specific to the most recent Forum.

 

Preparing the Workforce to Deliver Comprehensive Prevention Services

 

October 19, 2022
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. PDT

 

Registration coming soon!

 

Who should attend: Comprehensive Prevention Planning lead agency staff, County Prevention Planning Teams; staff and stakeholders of partner agencies/organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q&A Session: Preparing the Workforce to Deliver Comprehensive Prevention Services

 

November 2, 2022
9:00 – 10:30 A.M. PDT

 

Registration coming soon!

 

The purpose of this Learning Forum is the preparation of the County/Tribes’ workforce for a comprehensive prevention program, including CBO staff. The Learning Forum will focus on strategies for establishing a prevention mindset and resourcing training materials and tools for those in the systems that will be providing direct EBP services and/or case management. The Forum will also include information on how to structure Statements of Work (SOWs) and contracts for EBP purveyors who will be providing training to the workforce.

Learners will:

  • Understand the scope, nature, and components of the necessary training for successful prevention services implementation
  • Understand how to train, supervise, and deliver EBP services with fidelity, or to structure training standards and materials with the purveyors that will deliver the EBP services
  • Understand the training needs of IV-E caseworkers to determine candidacy, as well as provide case management, service referral and safety monitoring
  • For those electing to have a Community Pathway, understand the training needs of CBO staff to provide candidacy recommendations, provide case management, and communicate safety monitoring activities

 

 

We will provide an opportunity two weeks following each Forum for a Question-and-Answer Session (Q&A). This timeframe allows the Forum attendees to think about the information, talk with colleagues and/or other attendees, and ask the presenters follow-up questions,
clarifications, and explanations. At the Q&A we will answer questions that were: (1) posted in the chat during the Forum but not answered, (2) questions that are submitted in writing a week prior, and (3) questions that arise during the Q&A session. Each Q&A Session will be
specific to the most recent Forum.

 

Putting It All Together

 

November 16, 2022
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. PST

 

Registration coming soon!

 

Who should attend: Comprehensive Prevention Planning lead agency staff, County Prevention Planning Teams; staff and stakeholders of partner agencies/organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q&A Session: Putting It All Together

 

November 30, 2022
9:00 – 10:30 A.M. PST

 

Registration coming soon!

 

This is the final Learning Forum prior to the January 2023 deadline for Comprehensive Prevention Plan (CPP) submission to the State. We will focus on strategies for effectively drafting the CPP, executing an internal review cycle and capturing and incorporating
received feedback. This Learning Forum also will address how to develop a CPP that facilitates and supports the implementation and readiness.

Learners will:

  • Be prepared to execute the development of the CPP, submission of the CPP to the State, and dissemination of the CPP to community stakeholders
  • Understand how to use CPP to create a blueprint of the work efforts that the jurisdiction will engage in for prevention program implementationBe able to utilize various approaches, methods, and tools during the implementation process to build upon the teams and their work outputs used to create the CPP

 

 

We will provide an opportunity two weeks following each Forum for a Question-and-Answer Session (Q&A). This timeframe allows the Forum attendees to think about the information, talk with colleagues and/or other attendees, and ask the presenters follow-up questions,
clarifications, and explanations. At the Q&A we will answer questions that were: (1) posted in the chat during the Forum but not answered, (2) questions that are submitted in writing a week prior, and (3) questions that arise during the Q&A session. Each Q&A Session will be
specific to the most recent Forum.