Back to School: Working in the Intersection of Child Welfare and Education

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Resources for Child Welfare and Education Professionals

It’s that time of year again. Children, youth, teachers, and staff are heading back to school. Since educators-including teachers, administrators, counselors, and other school personnel-are in close contact with children and families, they are in a unique position to support at-risk children and families and play a role in preventing, identifying, and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect. That is why we developed the factsheet What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Educators.

The guide provides an overview of child welfare, describes how educators and child welfare workers can help each other, and lists resources for more information. This factsheet is just one in our What Is Child Welfare? series, which provides an overview of the field of child welfare and suggests ways that related professionals and child welfare workers can partner to promote better outcomes for children and families involved with child welfare. Check out other factsheets for health-care, behavioral/mental health, disaster preparedness/responseprofessionals.

If you’re interested in Children’s Bureau work that focuses on the intersection of child welfare and education, check out our synthesis of Bureau-funded projects that aim to support collaborative initiatives between child welfare and early childhood systems. These collaborations maximize enrollment, attendance, and supports for infants and young children in foster care to make the most of high-quality early care and education programs.

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New Guide for Disaster Preparedness and Response Professionals

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New Guide for Disaster Preparedness and Response Professionals

September is National Preparedness month, and it’s important for disaster response professionals and other emergency staff to be aware that child welfare staff can offer unique assistance in helping children and youth affected by disasters. In preparing for and responding to the safety and well-being of children and families during all phases of disaster, child welfare and disaster preparedness and response (DPR) professionals work most effectively in partnership. Our new factsheet What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Disaster Preparedness and Response Professionals provides an overview of child welfare, describes how DPR and child welfare professionals can support one another’s efforts, and lists resources for more information.

This factsheet is the newest in our What Is Child Welfare? series, which is intended to provide an overview of the field of child welfare and to suggest ways that related professionals and child welfare workers can partner to promote better outcomes for children and families involved with child welfare. Check out other factsheets for educators, health-care, and behavioral/mental health professionals.

Updated NYS Poverty Profile

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As you may have heard, the Census Bureau has released their latest data on poverty and related issues today.  In order to make the most of the media coverage of this, NYSCAA has prepared an updated NYS Poverty Profile for you to share and use to bring attention to your agencies and the need in your community.  The preliminary data released is specifically ONE YEAR DATA.  Since our poverty report generally is based on three year data, it is important to note this profile is based on one year data if you are comparing it to last year’s statewide profile included in the poverty report released earlier this year at the symposium.

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Teaching Young People About Money: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Agencies & Departments :

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

FDIC created resources, organized by age group, that parents and caregivers can use to teach young people of all ages about financial concepts and being responsible with money.

Websitehttps://fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnspr15/?utm_source=Youth.gov&utm_medium=Announcements&utm_campaign=Reports-and-Resources

Just Released: Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

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SMA15-4419A Journey Toward Health & Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt can now be ordered and downloaded from the SAMHSA Store. This new booklet is designed to help people who have attempted suicide take their first steps toward healing and recovery. Tools and stories in the booklet come from first-hand experiences of individuals who have survived a suicide attempt and their supporters. It is the hope of the writers that their personal knowledge about the challenges of suicide attempts and the steps to successfully recover will help readers learn they are not alone, how to develop hope, and most importantly, how to stay safe in challenging times.

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Team Nutrition: Support the Child Nutrition Programs through Training and Technical Assistance

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/team-nutrition

Supported Employment Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Kit

Supported Employment Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Kit, 2009

This descriptive toolkit provides practice principles about supported employment, an innovative approach to implementing vocational rehabilitation for individuals with serious mental illnesses. The kit also presents practitioners and service providers with evidence-based tools for aiding this target population.

Websitehttps://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/content/supported-employment-evidence-based-practices-ebp-kit