2022 CBCAP Grantee Meeting
2022 CBCAP Annual Grantee Meeting
The CBCAP Annual Grantee Meeting for 2022 was held virtually on May 17-18. In the virtual CBCAP grantees meeting, we all came together to learn, share, and interact. Click below to view the various materials, handouts, and other media associated with the different sessions from the meeting. If you have any questions, please reach out to your TA Coordinator.
View the CBCAP Around the US video that was shared during the meeting.
CBCAP Leads who are new to their role have the option of participating in this pre-conference orientation to CBCAP, providing participants with the opportunity to learn more about their role and resources to get better acclimated to their position. The session will include a review of the 2022 New State Lead Manual and an introduction to the Federal Project Officer, FRIENDS TA staff, and FRIENDS Parent Advisory Council.
- Julie Fliss, CBCAP Federal Project Officer
- Carolyn Abdullah, TTA Coordinator, FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP
- MaryJo Caruso, TTA Coordinator, FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP
- Joanne Hodgeman, Parent Leader and PAC member from Minnesota
Visit this virtual session to view posters from various CBCAP State Leads, Set-Aside Grantees, FRIENDS PAC, and FRIENDS as they share programs, innovative initiatives, and evaluation findings.
Welcome and Introductions
- Julie Fliss and Elain Stedt, Children’s Bureau/Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN)
- Valerie Spiva-Collins, FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP
- Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg, J.D., Children’s Bureau
- Christina Romero, Parent Leader
- Alan Dettlaff, Dean of Graduate School of Social Work at University of Houston/UpEND Movement Co-founder
Join presenters from Maryland, Utah, and the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas for this engaging session to learn more about Protective Factors in action in diverse communities, rural, and tribal settings. Get to know how states have utilized their networks to implement the Protective Factors and how they have elevated parent voice and community culture in their work. Gain insights and hear specific examples of program activities and community engagement approaches to strengthen families.
- Johanna Thomas, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
- Rochette Gordon, Maryland Family Network
- Melanie Martin, Maryland Family Network
- Debbie Comstock, Utah Family Strengthening Network
- Barbara Leavitt, United Way of Utah County, Utah Family Strengthening Network
Join us to learn more about projects in Texas and Alabama that partner prevention work with court systems. Texas will outline its use of Early Intervention Court Liaisons to better connect and inform families of services available in three Texas counties. The liaisons bring a judicial and legal voice to local Community collaborations around family support prevention work. In Alabama, a local family resource center, Parents and Children Together (PACT) works with the Morgan County Drug Court to provide case management and education services to participants. PACT is part of a systems change that focuses on wellness and health promotion for participants. PACT is able to provide education and resources to participants that strengthen the family unit in the midst of the existing trauma. PACT uses trauma-informed programming to reduce the risk factors for individuals dealing with the consequences of their addiction.
- Sarah Abrahams, Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services
- Susan Roberts, PACT Alabama
- Lori Derrick, PACT Alabama
- Dr. Charles E. Elliott
- Charles B. Elliott, Presiding Circuit Judge, Morgan County, AL
This session will explore how CBCAP-funded programs utilize unique approaches to successfully engage with parents during difficult circumstances. While COVID impacted service delivery during the pandemic, many CBCAP programs face frequent and ongoing challenges to support families effectively. Parents and practitioners representing KY, VT, SC, and NJ will share activities, resources, and learnings from their efforts to engage hard-to-reach populations, ensure programs reach into extremely rural communities, and serve families in ways that give the parents agency and provide opportunities for them to thrive.
- Dana Powell, Children’s Trust of South Carolina
- Michael Cupeles, FRIENDS PAC Member (NJ)
- Leslie Bergeron, State of Vermont Child Development Division
- Margot Holmes, Springfield Area Parent Child Center
- Donna Bailey, Addison County Parent/Child Center
- Valerie Lebanion, FRIENDS PAC Member (KY)
It’s not always obvious how racism and bias show up in your life and your organization. More than just racial insults and blatant discrimination, racism, and bias are baked into the culture and institutions of our society. Culture, by its very nature, often goes unspoken, unwritten, and unnamed. However, if we don’t recognize it, we can’t understand its impact on our thoughts, behaviors, and organizations, and most importantly, we can’t dismantle it. This breakout session discusses the concept of ‘dominant culture’ and some insidious ways that it shows up in the workplace. It identifies the ‘right to comfort’ as an impediment to progress in DEI work, it addresses the importance of recognizing and leaning into that discomfort as it comes up, and it teaches practical tools that help attendees begin to do the uncomfortable work of dismantling racism and bias.
- Jill Wener, MD, Conscious Anti-Racism, LLC
FRIENDS has developed several tools designed to flexibly support the diverse needs of CBCAP grantees. This session will introduce two such tools, which are available on the FRIENDS website: the FRIENDS Collaboration Toolkit (https://friendsnrc.org/friends-resources/collaboration-toolkit/), and tools to support cost analysis (https://friendsnrc.org/evaluation/cost-analysis/). This session will discuss attendees’ interests and needs for support, in collaboration and cost analysis, respectively. An overview of these resources will be provided, what you can expect to find in each, and how they might be used to support your programs.
- Dr. Jessica Sprague-Jones, University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research
CBCAP Leads and other child and family-serving organizations strive to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive by providing high-quality services that are accessible to all – yet achieving this can be challenging. Many of us have simply not had access to an effective approach that would turn our goals into broader success. The Culturally Effective Organizations (CEOrgs) Framework is a roadmap that enables, cultivates, and supports the delivery of high-quality services for all people. Originally developed for healthcare organizations, the framework was adapted by FRIENDS National Center, working with one of the developers of the original framework, to maximize its relevance and applicability. Join us for a brief overview of the framework and to learn about some resources and tools available to help SLAs and grantees implement it.
- Maria Doyle, FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP Consultant
- Carolyn Abdullah, TA Coordinator, FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP
- Julie Fliss, Children’s Bureau/OCAN
- Turquoise Devereaux, MSW, Coordinator, Office of American Indian Projects, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, and Co-owner, Indigenous Community Collaborative