In May 2018, Partners for Our Children will co-host two congressional briefings in Washington, D.C.

The first congressional briefing, on May 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST, will focus on the needs of children of incarcerated parents.  This briefing will focus on increasing legislative awareness of best practices that have emerged from the Pacific Northwest, including the Oregon-based ”Parenting Inside Out,” an evidence-based parent training curriculum designed to enhance the parenting skills of incarcerated parents, and the technological-based parent-child visitation program that have been implemented in Washington state.  

The 2nd congressional briefing scheduled for May 23rd, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST, celebrates the new Families First Act, specifically the kinship care provisions embedded within the law.  The Act provides opportunities for all states to claim IV-E federal reimbursements for building and sustaining kinship navigator programs. The briefing will highlight Florida’s kinship navigator program, the only state that has successfully conducted a randomized control trial of their program to prove its effectiveness.  The briefing is well aligned with Children’s Bureau focus on kinship care <imbed Children’s Bureau Express’s webpage here> during 2018 foster care month festivities.

The briefings are free and open to the public.  See flyers below for more information.

If you are not able to attend in person, you can attend, in real time through POC’s FaceBook page.

Questions about the briefing? Please contact Angelique Day at dayangel@uw.edu

Grant funding opportunity related to children of incarcerated parents:

Department of Justice grant due May 22, 2018:  https://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2018/SCACOIP.pdf

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