2014 Network for Action Leadership Institute
The 2014 Network for Actoin Leadership Institute (2014 NFA LI) took place April 28-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2014 NFA LI was an invitation-only event for selected Children's Bureau Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (CB/OCAN) grantees including:
- Children's Justice Act (CJA)
- Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP)
- Court Improvement Project (CIP)
- Early Education and Child Welfare Partnerships (ECCW)
- National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (QIC-EC)
- Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families Involved in the Child Welfare System (Supportive Housing)
- Regional Partnership Grants (RPG)
- State Liaison Officers (SLO)
- Youth Education and Child Welfare Partnerships (CWED)
Building on the concepts introduced at prior Network for Action meetings, the 2014 NFA LI offered transformational leadership training based on the Science of the Positive
framework developed by Jeff Linkenbach, Ed.D. Dr. Robert Sege co-presented with Dr. Linkenbach. Dr. Linkenbach, of the Montana Institute, has over 20 years of experience in the field of health promotion as a trainer, program director, researcher and faculty member. Dr. Sege is a practicing pediatrician, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy.
For the past several years, CB/OCAN has worked to incorporate the Science of the Positive into child welfare efforts. The Science of the Positive framework:
- is based upon the interdependence of spirit and scientific rigor as precursors to effective action
- amplifies and reinforces the healthy, positive dimensions in every community and culture
- fosteres a principled approach to leadership, and
- engages leaders in a transformative process that results in greated impact and effectiveness in their work.
Following the 2014 NFA IL, CB/OCAN invited Drs. Linkenbach and Sege to provide follow up coaching for event participants and others interested in using the Science of the Positive in the transformational leadership efforts. The result is the Science of the Positive Video Series. These videos were created in response to feedback from grantees that additional tools were needed to help them apply these concepts into their work at the state and local levels. You may view the videos by clicking on the links below.
- Video 1 provides a brief Introduction to the series by Children's Bureau Office of Child Abuse and Neglect Child Welfare Program Specialist, Catherine Luby.
Use the Integrating Hope and Concern Into Your Communications tool to put this into practice.
Use the Building Agendas Using the Science of the Positive Process tool to put this into practice.
We encourage you to view these videos to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Science of the Positive.
More information on transformational leadership and the Science of the Positive is available on the Montana Institute website.
This Science of the Positive video series and supporting tools were developed and supported through funds awarded by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services as part of the National Child Abuse and Neglect Training and Publications Project, Contract No. HHSP23320095648WC. Its contents are soley the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children's Bureau.
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