7/30/2020 2 Comments
Family-strengthening professionals from across Colorado came together earlier this week for the seventh in an ongoing series of conversations intended to provide a space to discuss successes and challenges, share resources, and collaborate to problem-solve ongoing and evolving challenges of supporting families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family Tree shared the ways that they have adapted their programs that serve children and youth, support families experiencing homelessness, and support and advocate for families impacted by domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, they shared how their SafeCare program, which provides in-home care and education to parents with children 5 and under, has adapted to dropping off resources to families and then conducting their home visits and education related to safety, health, and parent-child interactions virtually.
They also raised questions that are on all of our minds:
From virtual parent groups, to drive-thru resource distribution for families, and creative ideas for prioritizing self-care for employees, those who joined the call shared a wealth of ideas and resources on how to address these important questions.
To find a detailed record of the information and resources shared by Family Tree and other attendees, see the notes from the conversation or visit the FAQ to find a running list of resources to help strengthen families right now.
We will be taking a summer break from these conversations in August and will resume them in September. If you would like to ensure that you receive the email update in August and information on the next conversation in September, please be sure to subscribe HERE. If you are interested in sharing how your organization is adapting your support of families during COVID-19 at one of these conversations, please reach out to Cassie Davis.
Next Conversation on Keeping Prenatal to One Families Strong during COVID-19
Tuesday, September 22nd
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us for September's conversation by REGISTERING HERE.
The Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families has an exciting and important update about our governance structure. It takes all of us to work collaboratively across the State of Colorado to create the conditions for strong families and communities where children are healthy, valued, and thriving. To our members who have gotten us to this point--Thank you to all for your continued commitment to the vision of the Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families. As our efforts move from planning to action, the leadership of the Partnership wanted to share key shifts in our structure to better support the future work:
Thank you all for your commitment to this work, and we look forward to continuing to work with you all to create the conditions for strong families and communities where children are healthy, valued, and thriving!
Leadership Team Membership:
Breanna Hernandez, Family Voice Representative
Daniel Makelky, Douglas County Human Services
Fikile Ryder, Family Voice Representative
Gina Robinson, Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
Heather Hicks, Family Voice Representative
Joseph Homlar, Colorado Department of Human Services-Division of Child Welfare
Jade Woodard, Illuminate Colorado
Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Public Health
Kendra Dunn, Colorado Department of Human Services-Office of Early Childhood
Mary Berg, Jefferson County Human Department of Services
Melissa Palay, Jefferson County Public Health
Sarah Grazier, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Susan Caskey, Boulder County Housing and Human Services
Tracy Anselmo, Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials
The Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families works collaboratively across the State of Colorado to create the conditions for strong families and communities where children are healthy, valued and thriving.