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1 California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference Monterey, California May 29, 2008

2 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference AGENDA Welcome and Introductions Purpose of Focus Group Discussion Partnership Overview Next Steps

3 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference Purpose of Focus Group New organization Identity development What is the perception

4 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference Discussion Questions Partners

5 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference Partnership Purpose To ensure a coordinated, collaborative approach to the investments needed to improve the child welfare outcomes. Champions key investments: collaborate on statewide investments to improve child welfare outcomes Promotes strategic approaches: identify promising ideas, monitor outcomes, document results and advocate to sustain and spread proven strategies. Educates policymakers: provide key leaders with information to ensure that public policies support promising practices and improve child welfare outcomes.

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7 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference Partnership Structure Investing Partners Identify Priorities Based on Advisory Committee Recommendations Advisory Committee Proposes Strategies and Activities Strategies are Defined, Workgroups Formed and Research and Other Activities Conducted

8 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference Partnership Diagram here

9 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference 2008 Partnership Priorities Older Youth Permanency Supporting family connections by sustaining training that promotes permanency Sustain Youth Permanency Training Transition & Evaluation Plan Foster Youth Education coordinating approaches to education supports for foster youth Integrate existing collaborative efforts

10 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference 2008 Partnership Priorities Resource Family Recruitment Development & Support coordinating improvements for those who care for foster children Older Youth Permanency Support the Implementation of AB 340 – the Melding Pilot Mental Health Developing collaborative connections between child welfare and mental health agencies Convening Workgroup to develop recommendations

11 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference 2008 Partnership Priorities - still in development Kinship Support Educate state and local policy makers about benefit of federal program proposals Youth & Family Engagement Promote Expansion of TDM

12 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference 2008 Work Group Activities

13 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference

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15 The Workforce and Leadership Development workgroup will complete activities and achieve objectives currently in process by June An Ad Hoc Workgroup on Sustaining Youth Permanency Training and Technical Assistance - Begin May 2008 The Practice Development and Evaluation workgroup will complete activities and achieve objectives currently in process and complete their work by April An Ad Hoc Workgroup on the Landscape Decision Making Tool/Schematic will begin April 2008 – September 2008

16 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference Work Group Transition Plan (Cont’d) The Shared Responsibility and Accountability workgroup will transition into two separate workgroups An Ad Hoc Workgroup on Mental Health and Child Welfare - Begin February 2008 An Ad Hoc Workgroup on Education Integration - Begin June 2008 An Ad Hoc Workgroup on Melding Pilot AB 340 Begin - TBD

17 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference Work Group Transition Plan (Cont’d) The Supportive Policy and Fiscal Environment Workgroup Develop a process for educating policy members about Co-Investment priorities and the importance of sustaining improvements to date.

18 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference Public Education and Outreach Overview Goals Update and align strategic plan to address current political and fiscal environment, leverage existing opportunities and ensure continued progress. Continue Advisory Committee’s work to build and support an infrastructure that will ensure coordinated, collaborative and consistent implementation of key strategies and promising practices. Continue Public Education and Outreach to improve understanding of California’s child welfare system, current improvement efforts and the need to support proven approaches.

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20 Policy Priority Areas in 2008 include: supporting family connections by sustaining training that promotes permanency coordinating approaches to education supports for foster youth developing collaborative connections between child welfare and mental health agencies coordinating improvements for those who care for foster children

21 Co-Investment Partnership Children’s Conference NEXT STEPS


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