Prevention Mindset Institute Podcast pt. 1

Since 2020, FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP has convened the Prevention Mindset Institute (PMI). The PMI consists of 2 cohorts of a total of 11 states. State teams are typically the CBCAP lead, a member representing the child protection system, a parent leader and a community partner. The state teams join with national partners from the Alliance of Children’s Trust Funds, Action4Child Protection, Mining for Gold LLC, the Prevention Institute, and prevention advocate Alex Morales to work together to strategize to shift work done on behalf of children and families to be more focused on prevention. In these 2 podcast episodes, FRIENDS National Parent Advisory Council (PAC) members Valerie Lebanion and Michael Cupeles talk with CBCAP State Leads, Sasha Rasco from Texas and Nicole Sillaman from Ohio about their participation in the Prevention Mindset Institute. The second episode wraps up with PAC member, Joanne Hodgeman, joining Valerie and Michael to reflect on Ohio and Texas’ work.



Michael Cupeles, FRIENDS National Parent Advisory Council Member

Valerie Lebanion, FRIENDS National Parent Advisory Council Member



Sasha Rasco, Chief Community Wellbeing Officer, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Nicole Sillaman, Executive Director, Ohio Children’s Trust Fund

Joanne Hodgeman, FRIENDS National Parent Advisory Council Member