Please scroll down to see all webinars associated with the Southeastern Cohort on Young Parents and Families
Insights for Community Action Agencies: Designing Better Programs to Support Young Parent Families – Spotlight on South Carolina
October 19, 2020
This webinar highlights insights from the Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council (WEOC)—a Community Action Agency (CAA) from South Carolina—on the process of designing STEP UP, a pilot program focused on better supporting young parent families through intensive case management. The main speakers are James Pasley, Executive Director and Bradley Phillips, Community Service Specialist at WEOC. Key topics covered include: implementing intensive individualized case management; continuous improvement through young parent and provider engagement; and, measuring program performance to achieve 2-gen outcomes using ROMA. The webinar also features guest speaker Mary Nelson, Policy Associate at the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and Tiffney Marley, Vice President of Practice Transformation at the National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) who discussed the importance of elevating young parent families as a priority population and the importance of leveraging a 2gen approach within CAAs.
Improving Economic Stability for Young Parents – Spotlight on Kentucky & Massachusetts
October 15, 2020
This webinar highlights strategies to better meet the needs and advance the economic mobility of young parent families in TANF-funded programs. The webinar features speakers from the Kentucky Division of Family Support (DFS), Jason Dunn and Erin Kidder, who share how they are working to establish participant and frontline staff “feedback loops” in their Kentucky Works Program in order to better understand the needs of young parents in order to identify more enhanced, targeted TANF funded services to promote economic stability. The webinar also features speakers from the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), Kamaria Moore-Hollis and Tyreese Thomas, who share their new approach to using TANF funding in flexible and effective ways to support young parents through their Young Parents Program. The webinar also features guest speaker Mary Nelson, Policy Associate at the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).
Improving Transition Strategies for Young Parents Aging Out of Foster Care - Spotlight on Georgia
September 30, 2020
This webinar highlights insights on what “meaningful” and “authentic” parent engagement looks like and the process used to engage young parents via (remote) focus groups, featuring speakers from the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS). DFCS will also share examples of their efforts to engage these young parents to better understand how to design programs (or align existing efforts) to support their needs through strategic coordination between child welfare agencies and the Office of Family Independence. Tune in to learn about how they are shaping their efforts to better support young parents through their work in Southeastern Cohort. The webinar also features guest speaker Mary Nelson, Senior Director at the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).
Strategies to Address the Benefits Cliff
Mar. 10, 2020
This webinar provides an explanation of the Benefits Cliff through an illustrative example as well as a discussion around possible strategies to support young parents experiencing the Benefits Cliff. The webinar includes collaboration from the three Southeastern Cohort sites (GA, KY, and SC) and how the Benefits Cliff affects young parents in their respective states. The webinar also features guest speakers Alex Ruder, Senior CED Adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Ann Flagg, Senior Director at the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).
Strategies to Promote Two-Generational Outcomes
Feb. 14, 2020
This webinar provides examples of how an outcomes orientation can help organizations implement a 2-Gen strategy to improve outcomes for young parents and their children. The webinar features an in-depth case study of how Third Sector and the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (MA DTA) have collaborated to transform 2-Gen theory into practice over the last 2+ years through the agency’s Young Parents Program (YPP). The YPP program is a TANF-funded program serving young adults under the age of 25 who are pregnant or parenting and is focused on education outcomes such as high school equivalency completion and parenting outcomes such as increased knowledge of child development.