2013 Preventing Child Maltreatment and
Promoting Well-Being: Network for Action
The 2013 Network for Action (NFA) meeting will be held on April 24-25, 2013 in Alexandria, Va. The NFA meeting is sponsored by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect of the Children's Bureau in collaboration with partners from the Federal Interagency workgroup and other national organizations and networks that support prevention efforts.
For more information about the meeting, hotel and logistics, please visit 2013 Meeting page
NFA 2013 invitees include, among others, these Children's Bureau grantees:
- Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA)
- Children's Justice Act (CJA)
- State Liaison Officers (SLO)
- Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP)
- Early Education and Child Welfare Partnerships (ECCW)
- National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (QIC-EC)
- Regional Partnership Grants (RPG)
- Rigorous Evaluations of Existing Child Abuse Prevention Programs (REECAPP)
- Youth Education and Child Welfare Partnerships (CWED)
(Note: The Network for Action meeting is incorporated into the CB Grantees meeting)
The purpose of this event is to better connect the people, programs, practices, and policies that are collectively moving our country forward toward a vision of preventing child maltreatment and dramatically improving child and family well-being. (To view a short video that more fully articulates this vision - a product of the 2011 NFA meeting- visit our Vision Video.)
NFA 2013 will showcase powerful concepts, successful shared efforts, evidence-informed practices, and inspiring individual stories that demonstrate the ways we are evolving towards a stronger, more unified and more effective movement for change. This meeting is an opportunity for all of us to learn more from and about each other to spark the important connections needed to move forward.
We encourage you to find opportunities at the 2013 Network for Action meeting to deepen and expand your thinking and relationships as we seek together to align our work across system boundaries to create and support the safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments for our children.
NFA 2013 Goals:
Shared Vision: Increase the clarity and coherence of our shared vision for prevention of maltreatment and promotion of well-being for children and families.
Shared Action: Move together toward shared action to make a Network for Action and its Vision a reality.
Strengthened Networks: Establish stronger foundations for meaningful collaboration at the state and national levels.
Key elements of NFA 2013 include updates on successful collaborations and strategic initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels; regional cross-sector conversations; 'Idea Arena' interactive regional meetings providing helpful information on what's working; examples of how research is driving innovation; and voices from the field, including Town Hall-type Q&A sessions. One plenary will feature a live, nationally-broadcast interactive webcast featuring the latest research and innovative practice about Promoting Protective Factors across all of our programs.
Our Continued Work Together
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