Webinars: Southeastern Cohort

Improving Transition Strategies for Young Parents Aging Out of Foster Care

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.