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July/August 2021Vol. 22, No. 72021 Child and Family Well-Being Learning Cohort

The National Governor's Association and Casey Family Programs are working together to create a learning cohort that will collaborate on strategies to improve and support child and family well-being. This network, consisting of eight states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia), will work toward the following:

  • Engaging with a collaborative network of innovative state leaders to develop and coordinate solutions that improve child abuse and neglect prevention and support child and family well-being 
  • Gaining access to innovative tools designed by peers in the field and being paired with experts engaged by the National Governor's Association and Casey Family Programs 
  • Receiving indepth technical assistance tailored to state-specific goals, including workshops, webinars, and facilitated peer-to-peer learning
The pandemic's effect on the health and economic well-being of families has exacerbated some of the existing issues in child welfare systems. It has also shown that agencies and workers have the capacity for innovative ways to better serve children and families. This new cohort will focus on assessing states' needs, exploring challenges that affect multiple states, and achieving results-driven improvements.  
To learn more, visit the National Governor's Association's 2021 Child and Family Well-Being Learning Cohort webpage.