Engaging Communities

Engaging Communities

Communities can serve as powerful partners—in preventing child and abuse and neglect, and in supporting families at the front end of child welfare. Engaging communities to support families expands the available resources for all and fosters a sense of collective responsibility for the well-being of children. Moreover, engaging with communities creates opportunities to address the broader issues that put families at risk. CANTASD is developing practice tools, program and policy examples, and information and resources to promote community engagement in supporting children and families.

 

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Magnolia Community Initiative

2016 | BCBH Film | Family & Community Engagement

Magnolia Community Initiative

A network of partners in the Magnolia community of Los Angeles is working to unite the county, city, and community to create sustainable change for the families who live there. The initiative promotes and strengthens individual, family, and neighborhood protective factors by increasing social connectedness, community mobilization, and access to needed services.

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Partnering for Practice Change: The Magnolia Community Initiative

May 25, 2016 | Digital Dialogue | Family & Community Engagement

Partnering for Practice Change: The Magnolia Community Initiative

Watch this recorded Digital Dialogue to learn how partners in the Magnolia Community Initiative in Los Angeles are working to embed new practices that help move them towards achieving their vision for the success and well-being of the community’s children and families.

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Fostering Hope Initiative

2016 | BCBH Film | Family & Community Engagement

Fostering Hope Initiative

The Fostering Hope Initiative in central Oregon is a neighborhood-based collective impact initiative. It is designed to promote the positive development of children, strengthen families, and build community by mobilizing natural neighborhood supports and building an integrated system of community support and services.

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Mobilizing Social Capital: Fostering Hope Initiative

March 8, 2016 | Digital Dialogue | Family & Community Engagement

Mobilizing Social Capital: Fostering Hope Initiative

Watch this Digital Dialogue with the directors of the Fostering Hope Initiative (FHI), featured in the Building Community, Building Hope film series. Learn the importance of social capital and how to build it, how to create and sustain strong partnerships, and how to effectively engage small local nonprofits.

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