Family Engagement Inventory Now Live!

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Family Engagement Inventory Now Live

Child Welfare Information Gateway has launched the Family Engagement Inventory (FEI). The FEI is an interactive web-based tool designed to familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, early childhood education, and education with family engagement as defined and implemented across these fields of practice. It also aggregates knowledge in a way that assists professionals in multidisciplinary exploration of family engagement. The FEI will help practitioners, managers, and system leaders understand the commonalities and differences in family engagement across the disciplines in order to support collaboration among the multiple systems often working with the same families.

The Family Engagement Inventory is a microsite of Child Welfare Information Gateway.

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NEW RESOURCE: Detained or Deported: What about my children? A new toolkit (Women’s Refugee Comission)

Detained or DeportedDear A4C Policy Table,

The Women’s Refugee Commission is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking new publication, Detained or Deported: What about my children? What to do if you can’t be with them.

This toolkit is designed to help immigrant parents keep their families together. It is the first-ever comprehensive, nationwide resource to help families who are caught between the immigration and child welfare systems.

The toolkit will also be a valuable resource for attorneys, advocates, family members and others who work with immigrant families. It provides critical information to ensure that family unity and children’s best interests are taken into consideration in immigration, child welfare and family court decisions.

More than 5,100 children are currently in the U.S. foster care system because a parent has been detained or deported. Some parents have even lost their parental rights, and will likely never see their children again.

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New Grant Opportunities: Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration

Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration

Application Due Date: Friday, February 27, 2015SAMHSA-Wordmark-FINAL

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $400,000 per year

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (Short Title: PBHCI) grants. The purpose of this program is to establish projects for the provision of coordinated and integrated services through the co-location of primary and specialty care medical services in community-based behavioral health settings. The goal is to improve the physical health…

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