Washington Insider: 2010

Two Years Since Fostering Connections Webinar – Oct. 7

The Fostering Connections Resource Center and its network partners have an upcoming webinar.

Title: Two Years Since Fostering Connections: A Look At Older Youth Provisions

Date: Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010

Time: 2-3 p.m. ET

Register here

Description: The Fostering Connections Resource Center, The Finance Project, and FosterClub invite you to a webinar marking the two-year anniversary of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (FCA). … more

New Home Visitation Email List

We are very excited to launch our home visitation email list. The email list will keep you updated on any developments regarding the new Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation Program. You do not want to miss out.

We want to keep you aware of upcoming funding opportunities through this email list. We will also keep you informed of Congressional and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services actions related to home visitation. The email list will provide news about reports and resources from other leading organizations, as well as announcements of webinars or conference calls. … more

Fatherhood and Innovation: Act Now!

Community organizations have two opportunities to receive funding for programs that encourage responsible fatherhood.

The first is through a $500 million Fatherhood, Marriage and Families Innovation Fund that President Obama proposed for fiscal year 2011.

The second is by encouraging your congressional member to co-sponsor the Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act.

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Foster Care Youth and Health Outcomes Webinar – Sept. 21

See below for an upcoming webinar with the Fostering Connections Resource Centers and its network partners:

Title: Fostering Connections and Health: Oversight and Coordination of Health Services

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

Time: 2-3 p.m. ET

To register, go here.

The Fostering Connections Resource Center and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) invite you to a webinar on federal and state policies intended to promote better health outcomes for children and youth in foster care and transitioning out of foster care. … more

Home Visitation Update: States Assess Their At-Risk Communities

Though the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visitation Program has been in existence for less than a year, it is taking off rapidly. Now is the time for your organization to get involved.

Not only does it provide a much needed service, the program creates an opportunity for local organizations and agencies to work in partnership with federal, state, and local governments.

Right now, states are working on their state needs assessment, which is due Sept. 20, 2010. The purpose of the needs assessment is for states to identify their at-risk communities and existing resources in those communities. … more

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