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Measuring Family Centered Community Change: A Fireside Chat

This webinar features a discussion of the experiences and lessons learned in the performance measurement efforts of Family-Centered Community Change (FCCC), a community change strategy, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation from 2012 to 2019, to improve outcomes for children and parents living in high-poverty communities through two-generation approaches. Topics covered in the webinar include an overview of the performance measures selected for FCCC and how they changed over time, who was involved in deciding what to measure and how, ways that the partners balanced using performance measurement to inform practice and track collective impact, and how the data were analyzed and used to improve implementation.

Racism and Health Equity in Community Action

This webinar explores the intersections of poverty, health and racism in America. The webinar introduces the Community Action Network to the American Public Health Association’s six-part webinar series, Advancing Racial Equity, which explores racism as driving force for the social determinants of health.

Preventing Homelessness: Finding Families at Highest Risk

The Partnership held the second webinar in a series examining strategies to prevent homelessness for those who are at the highest risk. This webinar features innovative service providers who are working to identify and support families before they become homeless. Speakers describe how they are working with school districts and public social service programs to support and stabilize families residing in hotels or doubled-up situations who are at risk of entering shelters. Speakers share how they utilize diversion strategies in their homelessness service system to help people identify alternatives to entering shelters.

The State of Women and Poverty Centering in Intersectional Narratives and Implications for the Future

The alarming number of American women living in poverty is a recurring trend. With more women than men living in poverty in the US, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only endangered the economic security of women but has put families at increased risk of falling into poverty and remaining there. During this webinar, an intersectional analysis of women in poverty will consider the implications and opportunities for families and their health and well-being and imagine a new economy using an equity lens.

Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series: Discussion Guide

This guide is to be used in conjunction with viewing the webinar series and includes a webinar summary, pre- and post-webinar questions, an activity and resources for each webinar in the series. Primarily designed for public health students and professionals, this guide can be used by anyone interested in having meaningful discussions about racism and racial equity.

Utilizing Property-Tax Aide to Improve the Lives of Seniors

The most vulnerable older adults in your community may be surprised to learn they may qualify for property tax credits or refunds that put money back in their pockets. Learn from AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide about how you can expand your services and partner to utilize their innovative technology and volunteer training. This webinar series with the AARP Foundation will provide a presentation and demonstration on their best in class digital tool to support eligible homeowners and renters, in select states, apply for property tax relief. Property Tax-Aide is a free program currently available in – New Hampshire, New York (New York City), New Jersey, Maryland, Washington D.C., North Carolina, Florida (Miami-Dade County), Illinois (Cook County), Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, and Arizona.

Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series Discussion Guide

This guide is to be used in conjunction with viewing the webinar series and includes a webinar summary, pre- and post webinar questions, an activity and resources for each webinar in the series. Primarily designed for public health students and professionals, this guide can be used by anyone interested in having meaningful discussions about racism and racial equity. The guide is designed to help viewers recap the content of the webinars as well as to provide a framework to invoke meaningful conversations about racism and its connection to health inequities in the United States.

Becoming a Healing Organization – Part 2

In this webinar, community psychiatrist Dr. Shervington reviews the key elements of trauma-informed systems for organizations. Viewers will gain insight into the implementation domains of a trauma-informed approach, considerations related to COVID-19, and actionable recommendations to maintain self-care and prevent burn-out.

Becoming a Healing Organization – Part 1

CEO & Co-founder of the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies, Dr. Denese Shervington, explores the process of becoming a healing organization. In this workshop, community psychiatrist Dr. Shervington reviews the basics of trauma, its connection to health disparities, and the key elements of trauma-informed systems. Participants gain insights into the implementation domains of a trauma-informed approach, considerations related to COVID-19, and actionable recommendations to maintain self-care and prevent burn-out.

The Intersection of Data Capacity Building and Strategic Planning

Nonprofits know data-driven decision-making is critical to program success but frequently do not have the capacity to design and maintain complex data systems. A lack of technical expertise, evaluation and performance management strategies, and resources for training and growth are common challenges to building internal capacity. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Data Governance Tool Kit is an innovative resource that guides organizations through the development of a comprehensive plan to address all areas of data capacity and position organizations to make more efficient use of their data with an eye toward improving the experiences of families that come through their doors.

Whole Family Approach Design Plan (Updated Version)

This Whole Family Approach Design Plan is meant to help your team think through and detail the essential elements of your whole family approach. It is organized by Components – and each Component section asks you to answer a set of questions. Answering all the questions will produce a “picture” of your effort – and a better sense of the work you have ahead of you. As you complete this design plan, you may find there are things you have not yet thought about, or challenges you don’t yet know how to address.

New eCourse Release Tour: Advancing Family Centered Coaching

We are excited to bring you a new eCourse on Community Action Academy to help advance your agency’s practice with Family-Centered Coaching. Family-Centered Coaching is a holistic approach that moves beyond traditional case management and engages families as they access services, set goals, and strive to achieve their full potential. Based on open-source content developed and revised by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Prosperity Agenda, this eCourse includes videos, reading, scenarios, and quizzes to help learners build coaching skills, engage in the coaching process, work through implicit bias, and assess agency readiness. Access Advancing Family-Centered Coaching on Community Action Academy for free, today! On March 17th we kicked-off the release and provided a tour of the course components that can help you and your organization move forward in this practice.

Practice Transformation Resource Tour

During this webinar, participants learned more about the National Partnership’s Practice Transformation Resources. These resources will help organizations’ apply evidence-based anti-poverty practices to better serve families. The Practice Transformation team supports organizations to transform their agencies and communities through the integration of services, ongoing training and technical assistance, and resource dissemination. We will tour training materials, reports, guides and upcoming opportunities to help you improve outcomes and identify effective, promising, and innovative practice models that alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. Some of the content covered will include COVID-19 publications, guides for developing a Whole Family/2-Gen Approach, and tools for strengthening equity.

Virtual Dialogue: The Phases of Collective Impact

Listen in to this virtual dialogue with NCAP staff Courtney Kohler and Sheri Brady of the Aspen Institute for Community Solutions to learn more about Collective Impact!

 

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