Episode 45: Prevention - Collaborating Across an Entire State
"One. Collaboration not competition. Look, there is room at the table for every single person, so we want you there. And the second thing is easy—just show up." -Katina Semien, Executive Director, Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund
Because families at risk of child abuse or neglect often face challenges in other areas of their lives, effective collaboration across service providers and systems is essential to supporting families' many unique needs. At the state level, collaboration that includes prevention-focused organizations can help ensure prevention is considered when funding programs and developing policy as well as support communication and information sharing.
This episode is part of a series focusing on Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grantees. These grantees are in a unique position of leadership as they assume responsibility for directing, leading, and evaluating the network of public-private partnerships and the continuum of preventive services for children and families in their states. Listen as grantees detail how states work to ensure prevention is considered when funding grants, developing policy, and delivering services tailored to meet the region-specific needs.
The following individuals are featured in this episode:
- Katina M. Semien, executive director, Louisiana Children's Trust Fund
- Lindsay Williams, executive director, Ohio Children's Trust Fund
Topics discussed include the following:
- The diverse set of government agencies that can benefit from receiving information and guidance from a "prevention lens"
- How organizations can make the best use of their "seat at the table" for strategic planning and directing funds
- Engaging regions within a county-administered child welfare system
- The reliance of strong relationships for success at every level
Other Related Resources
- What Is CBCAP?
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
- State Plan for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: 2015–2020
Louisiana Children's Trust Fund (2016)
- Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund Annual Report 2017–2018
Louisiana Children's Trust Fun (2018)