Join us May 21-24 at the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) National Human Services Summit 2023 in Baltimore, MD. Learn more and register for the event here.
Are you attending this event? Come say hello to Social Current staff member Izzy Hodnett at our booth in the general exhibit hall. You can also connect with Michon Hicks, Amy Templeman, and Lenore Schell throughout the week as they engage in different conference sessions.
Tuesday, May 23: A Public Health Approach to Better Support Families and Counteract Child Abuse and Neglect
Amy Templeman of Social Current with Seth Persky of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
We will share equitable solutions to better support families identified through Child Safety Forward, a three-year federal demonstration initiative. The goal of the initiative is to develop multidisciplinary strategies and responses to address serious or near-death injuries as a result of child abuse or neglect and to reduce the number of child fatalities. The initiative is funded by the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Social Current serves as the national technical assistance provider to sites in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The public health approach to this work rebalances power, credits multiple types of data, and centers learning. The evaluation has identified three core conditions necessary to building a reimagined child and family well-being system: 1) Elevate families into relationships of equal power within systems, 2) Build intentional strategy to systematically assess and address racism, and 3) Sustain a proactive communications strategy.
See the full agenda here.
The APHSA National Human Services Summit is designed to bring together members, allied human-serving organizations, and key partners to participate in the latest learnings and landscape on policies and programs relating to health and human services. Learn more.