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Community Event Funding program $500

Our CPPC Areas of Focus – family-friendly events which fall into these categories should be of the highest priority for funding:

· Reducing Disproportionality & Disparate Outcomes for Children & Families of Color

· Fatherhood Initiatives

· ACEs & Trauma-Informed Care

· Transitioning Youth

Read this to learn more and contact Jordan Kauffman (jkauffm@dhs.state.ia.us) if you have any questions!

Invitation for Training Proposals for DHS Staff - Read this first

DHS Training Committee Mission and Objectives

DHS Social Work Position Descriptions

Learning Needs Survey Results

Sample 1 - Training Proposal One Page Summary

Cultural Equity Resources for Child Welfare

Access **new resources** at the IDHS Training website http://training.hs.iastate.edu/. Create a free account if you don’t already have one, log in, and go to:

Categories => Resource Library => Cultural Equity Alliance Resources

to learn about working more effectively with all of Iowa’s children and families.

Check out the Facebook page too: www.facebook.com/CulturalEquityResourcesforIowa/


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Cultural Equity Alliance Resources - document with links!

Continuing Courageous Conversations Toolkit

Corrected - CJJP Release of Juvenile Justice Planning Data - 2016 Statewide Report

We found minor errors in the document that was shared with you yesterday and have posted the corrected report on our website.  Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.  We hope you will re-distribute this information with your respective audiences.  If you have any questions, please contact Dave Kuker at (515) 281-8078 or dave.kuker@iowa.gov.

Please use the following link to corrected report:  https://humanrights.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/media/2016%20Statewide%20Report%20-%20Juvenile%20Justice%20System%20Planning%20Data_1.pdf

More information can be found here: https://humanrights.iowa.gov/cjjp/disproportionate-minority-contact/data

Could you, or someone you know or work with, benefit from a Family Team Meeting?

What is a Family Team Meeting?

A community-based Family Team Decision Making meeting (FTDM) is a facilitated meeting that brings together individuals who can assist families in getting back on track while providing them with helpful resources and supports.

This approach draws upon a family‘s strengths, experiences, knowledge, and resources to create a plan that provides for the safety and well-being the family; especially the children. The family is assisted in building a circle of support that will see the family through difficult times.

FTDMs are based on these values: everyone has strengths, people can change, and people deserve support.

Would Your Family Like to Have a Family Team Decision Making meeting?

You can complete your own referral form and make a self-referral, or you can have someone that you trust complete the referral form on your behalf. The FTDM referral form can be obtained by contacting Polk County’s Project and CPPC Coordinator Jordan Kauffman at jkauffm@dhs.state.ia.us, or by calling 515-725-2787.

During the FTM, the team:

  • Is welcomed and introduces themselves
  • Learns what the family hopes to accomplish and defines the purpose of the meeting
  • Sets reasonable and meaningful goals
  • Recognizes and affirms the family’s strengths
  • Assesses the family’s needs
  • Designs an individualized course of action that includes supports and services matching the family’s needs and building on their strengths
  • Agrees on next steps and sets up supports

CPPC Calendar of Events

Find listings of local, regional, and statewide CPPC events HERE

Effective October 1, 2015: the Iowa Domestic Violence HelpLine phone number has changed to 1-800-770-1650


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