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This letter outlines changes to two formula grant opportunities: extending the application deadline for kinship navigator program funding and eliminating the application requirement for Family First Prevention Services Act Transition Grants. These changes are intended to ease administrative burdens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This state panel discussion, featuring Florida and New Mexico, discussed alternatives for sharing child welfare and law enforcement data to improve practice. Florida staff described law enforcement involvement in the investigation process as well as automation to support criminal history checks. New Mexico staff described a law enforcement portal, which supports collaborative work with families. Both states discussed lessons learned and the panel concluded with a question and answer session.

The Children's Bureau, Division of State Systems (DSS) presented regarding how to electronically exchange data with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Parents with a history of lived child welfare, adoption and foster care experience can be valuable resources for agencies and practitioners when developing or reviewing systems and programs. The parent experience also can help communicate the importance and impact of services when approaching legislators and policy makers.

This webinar series from 2017 focused on the topics of using child welfare administrative data and program sustainability. The experiences of grantees funded through the federal Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) are highlighted in each webinar.

Family poverty can increase the likelihood of child maltreatment. Public assistance agencies administer the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to provide financial support and employment assistance to low-income families. To reduce a family's risk of maltreatment and involvement in the child welfare system, child maltreatment prevention programs are being offered to TANF families.

This podcast is the part of the Prevention Series. "Prevention: Delivering Services through Education"showcases how Oregon is using TANF families to screen for risk of potential involvement in the child welfare system, and to select families to provide and coordinate prevention services. It presents how the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services manages its network of Family Support Centers through its Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

“Workforce Part 4 – Creating Change at the Local Level” shares how frontline child welfare professionals were empowered their staff to design solutions that improved office culture, partnerships, and outcomes for the children and families they serve.

This podcast “Prevention: Reorganizing Community Collaboratives” details how Washington D.C.’s CSFA reorganized the contracts and the services for the Healthy Families Thriving Communities Collaborative Network, which serves the city’s diverse wards.

This podcast “Prevention: Connections Matter” showcases how a specific training developed by Prevent Child Abuse Iowa serves as a community-based effort to promote and build understanding, trauma-informed communities by tailoring evidence-based training to the following community sectors: early education, education, health care, faith based, and workforce.