Strengthening Family Resource Hubs

Thursday, December 9, 12:00pm EST

“By regularly looking at the data, at what we see, what we don't see, and together coming up with a plan of action, we've seen a huge difference in improvement over time." - Octavia Shaw, Families First DC Program Manager, District of Columbia Child and Family Service Agency

Communities are reimagining how to better support families before crises emerge and without the coercive child protection response that many caregivers and children fear. Agencies are newly establishing or expanding investments in community-based, prevention-oriented supports such as Family Resource Centers, to strengthen family resiliency and promote healthy child development without child welfare system involvement. On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the GPL led a discussion with practitioners exploring how real-time, data-driven, collaborative relationships with providers can improve outcomes at these family-focused community resource hubs.

Speakers included:

  • Theresa Zighera, Interim Executive Director, First 5 San Francisco
  • Shelli Rawlings-Fein, Family Support Program Officer, First 5 San Francisco
  • Octavia Shaw, Families First DC Program Manager, District of Columbia Child and Family Service Agency

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