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Looking To The Future: Building Communities Through Meaningful Cross-Agency Collaboration

20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Closing Plenary
September 2, 2016

This plenary session focused on leveraging public-private partnerships and interagency collaboration to strengthen and preserve families, reduce placements in out-of-home care, and provide support to children and youth in foster care.

This resource provides an overview of the Training and Technical Assistance project for the federal Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII).

This is a seminar for community treatment service providers in Washoe County, Nevada as part of the Nevada Initiative to Reduce Long-Term Foster Care. The seminar describes the initiative, the intervention, the concept for change, and the worker and treatment provider communications.

A presentation by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center about resilience and the importance of emotional support for LGBTQ transitional age youth as part of the RISE (Recognize Intervene Support Empower) initiative.

This presentation explains how the Illinois Permanecy Innovations Initiative (PII) project expects to increase rates of permanency for the target population and it describes the intervention being used, Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET), a strength-based approach to education and therapy when youth and their families have been affected by trauma or experience a high level of stress related to adverse experiences.

This presentation provides background on homeless and LGBTQ youth in Los Angeles County and highlights the components of RISE - an intervention developed through the Permanency Innovations Initiative - to help youth in foster care achieve permanency.