APHSA Annual Report 2017

nation. CCFWB and NASCCA are formulating a plan to disseminate member comments to the appropriate federal agencies. Ø Ø Member Engagement: NASCCA held a three- part, All-Member call series to provide members with an opportunity to share best practices, insights and discuss the challenges associated with several high priority topics on Child Care and Development and Block Grant (CCDBG) implementation. Ø Ø Member Engagement: as part of the APHSA 2017 National HHS Summit, the members of NAPCWA and CCFWB staff met to discuss NAPCWA’s primary vision and focus and lay out priorities for the next 18 months. Leaders from Indiana and Fairfax County (VA) discussed how their agencies are applying the Value Curve and Framing Science to improve service delivery and provided members with a framework for implementation of these principles. MEMBER SUCCESS MOVING FROM THE INTEGRATIVE TOWARDS THE GENERATIVE BUSINESS MODEL: REDUCING TEEN VIOLENCE The City of Hampton, Virginia Department of Human Services (DHS) is recognized for operating by the principle that families are the experts in their situations and possess the means to progress and reach their full potential. Accordingly, the agency has for many years customized programs for the families it serves. As a result, Hampton has achieved stunning results related to family preservation and avoiding the need for out-of-home placements without increases in abuse and neglect. Since 2015, the City of Hampton has been experiencing an exodus of families living in its boundaries versus commuting in from neighboring places. As a result, the city is facing tax base reductions. At the same time, it has experienced a significant increase in teen violence. Armed with the insights gleaned not only from its history but participation in both APHSA’s annual conferences and Harvard’s annual Leadership Summit, Hampton’s human services director Wanda Rodgers called together a community partnership group to address this challenge, including the school superintendent, county public health director, chief of police, juvenile court services director, city manager’s office, area community college dean and local youth-focused nonprofits.

(NICWA) quarterly partners meeting. Through the final updated Bureau of Indian Affairs regulations and the final rules on AFCARS data collection requirements for American Indians/ Alaskan Native Children, there is an opportunity to expand joint efforts on compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act. NICWA presented its Kids First Campaign to create a Native Child’s Agenda Well-Being and APHSA, through NAPCWA, will provide subject matter expertise and ongoing support for the project. Ø Ø Member Engagement: NAPCWA held multiple member calls to discuss the 2017 outlook for child welfare and facilitated a dialogue on the key principles for financing child welfare. BUILD BUILDING CAPACITY AND EXPERTISE Ø Ø Webinars: In partnership with ACF, CCFWB staff participated in the Advancing Family Economic & Social Well-Being Webinar Series, a six- part series highlighting innovative state and local approaches to increase family economic mobility and social well-being. Several APHSA members were featured, and numerous state and local members presented. Ø Ø Member Engagement: NAPCWA convened a workgroup of members to discuss the implementation of the provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to students in foster care. Through this forum, members discussed their challenges in implementing the legislation and how to develop a set of best practices to assist with implementation. The discussion was augmented through a partnership with the Director of the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education at the American Bar Association, and, the Director of Policy at the Children’s’ Defense Fund, to provide additional information to members about the implementation of ESSA. CONNECT MEMBER ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING Ø Ø 2017 Affinity Group Education: NASCCA held its Annual Business Meeting to connect child care administrators as part of the State and Territory Administrators Meeting. During the meeting, a robust discussion was had on the challenges faced by child care agencies in implementing the Child Care and Development Fund final rule, as well as success stories across the


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