Fresh Finds – September 25, 2018

Here are some resources from across the field that you can use….


Publications, Data, and Tools,

Strategies to Meet the Needs of Young Parent Families
This paper from the Urban Institute provides an overview of the strategies used to serve young parents, including methods of providing improved education and employment services, connections to support services, and parenting workshops. This paper also highlights the perspectives of service providers on what approaches are needed to serve this population, as well as their views on the many challenges young parents face. This research highlights different methods of improving young outcomes for this population, implications for policy, and where further research should focus.
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Embracing Equity: Accompanying Resources
In 2015, the Annie E. Casey Foundation published a seven-step guide, Embracing Equity, aimed at helping organizations advance race equity and eliminate systemic barriers en route to improving the lives of children and families. Now, in partnership with several leaders in race equity, the Foundation has created and compiled a new set of resources focused on helping social-sector organizations navigate every step of this seven-part journey.
Click here to read this report, and access new resources.

Experiences of Parents and Children Living in Poverty: A Review of the Qualitative Literature
This literature review is part of the Understanding Poverty: Childhood and Family Experiences study sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The intent of this study, which will be conducted over three year period is to examine the organizational culture of TANF offices and the perspectives of families and children living in poverty in order to develop an understanding of how to best serve low-income families.
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The Future of Federal Place-Based Support to Strengthen Communities and Improve Lives
The paper from Jobs for the Future reviews and make recommendations about the community-focused approach to federal policy and investments. Community-focused efforts have two objectives: improve the integration, coordination, and customer-service orientation of federal support for communities; and provide a framework for comprehensive solutions to interrelated challenges. This policy and investment strategy brings federal, state, and local organizations together with community members to break down barriers that prevent individual and community success.
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Webinars

Connecting SNAP Employment and Training with Housing Programs and Services
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1:00PM-2:30PM ET

Stable and affordable housing continues to be an issue for low-income families as rental and home prices increase and wages may not rise in accordance. This webinar is geared toward SNAP Employment and Training stakeholders to demonstrate ways in which SNAP programs can implement approaches to job training that facilitate housing stability for benefit recipients. Drawing on examples from Massachusetts and Arkansas State SNAP agencies, links between housing and workforce initiatives will be highlighted and their importance emphasized to overcome rent burden and homelessness for vulnerable populations.
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Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Young Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis
Thursday, September 27, 2018
2:00PM-3:00PM ET

In partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, the National Academy for State Health Policy is hosting a webinar to highlight one state’s coordinated approach to meet the needs of young children affected by opioid use disorder. The speakers will highlight specific initiatives in their state and share considerations and lessons learned from working across systems to support young children and families impacted by the opioid epidemic. They will describe how they implement specific care models, leverage multiple funding streams, and partner for children and families.
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Partnering with Community Colleges to Support Student Parents
Thursday, September 27, 2018
3:00PM-4:00PM ET
 
Accessing community college services can help families enhance their job skills as they work toward education goals and higher wages. In this webinar from the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, learn how Head Start and Early Head Start programs can play a role in helping student parents identify higher education programs in their area. Explore how programs can also partner with community colleges to push for the creation of resources for student parents. This webinar is part of the Building Foundations for Economic Mobility (BFEM) webinar series.
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Publications, Data, and Tools,

Scaling Financial Capability in Latino and Immigrant Communities

This paper from the Urban Institute provides an overview of the strategies used to serve young parents, including methods of providing improved education and employment services, connections to support services, and parenting workshops. This paper also highlights the perspectives of service providers on what approaches are needed to serve this population, as well as their views on the many challenges young parents face. This research highlights different methods of improving young outcomes for this population, implications for policy, and where further research should focus.
Click here to read the full report


Funding/Collaboration/Advocacy Opportunities:

Scaling Financial Capability in Latino and Immigrant Communities
The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, with the support of Wells Fargo will provide grants of $45,000 to up to 12 organizations for a grant period of 18 months. In addition to grant funding, NALCAB will provide customized technical assistance and facilitate a community of practice among grantees to address needs identified in selected proposals and throughout the grant period. With these grants, NALCAB seeks to support best practice-based services to advance family financial capability in low and moderate- income Latino and immigrant communities.
Applications are due September 28, 2018

 Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
This program from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services’ will support community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. Through this initiative, community-based programs and evidence-based models of care that build on existing community resources will be implemented and evaluated to demonstrate program impact. This program supports collaboration between local pediatric providers and community leaders in an effort to provide quality health care and preventive health services to children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities.
Applications are due October 1, 2018

 

Prosperity Now: Community Champions Program
Organizations that have an active leadership and convening role in their state, local or Native community can become Community Champions. Community Champions are the groups Prosperity Now turns to for federal, state and local opportunities. They’re our partners on the ground, convening others around federal, state and local policy issues, sharing information and working to create greater wealth equity for all. Prosperity Now is committed to building the knowledge, skills and capacity of these Champions to be even stronger and more effective leaders.
Applications are due October 19, 2018