Cross Sites 2015
Cross Sites Meeting 2015: Supporting Families through Collaborative Community Efforts
The Safe Babies Court Teams and the Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams (QIC-CT) co-hosted our annual Cross Sites Meeting from October 7th through October 9th in Des Moines, Iowa. The theme for this meeting is “Supporting Families through Collaborative Community Efforts.” The meeting brings together judges, child welfare professionals, and other stakeholders to discuss child welfare practices for infants and toddlers in the child welfare system. One of the most successful elements of the Cross Sites meeting is the exchange of ideas and innovative approaches across sites. The QIC-CT brings together a broad learning community that can provide access to the latest scientific and evidence-based practices. The following resources include presentations and relevant materials from the Cross Sites 2015 meeting:
Safe Babies Court Teams
- Building Strong Families and Healthy Communities: The Safe Babies Court Teams Approach
Presentation on October 7, 2015 by Lucy Hudson, Director, Safe Babies Court Team Project and Demonstration Site Implementation Director, QIC-CT
For other relevant resources, please visit our webpage on the Safe Babies Court Teams Approach.
Judicial Leadership and System Champions
- The 2-4-2 Book Project
- Tips for Reading to Babies
- Judicial Leadership: A Core Component of the Safe Babies Court Teams Approach
For other relevant resources, please visit our webpage on Court Practices.
Building On What We Know About the Brain
- Perspectives on Work with Traumatized Young Children: How to Deal with the Feelings Emerging from Trauma Work
- A Call for Integrating a Mental Health Perspective into Systems of Care for Abused and Neglected Infants and Young Children
For other relevant resources, please visit our webpage on Trauma-Informed Child and Family Service Systems.
Overcoming The Psychological And Biological Challenges Of Substance Abuse And Exposure
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Everything Has Changed
Presentation on October 8, 2015 by Larry Burd, Ph.D., Director, North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center
- Impact of Parents’ Substance Abuse on Children
Presentation on October 8, 2015 by Rizwan Shah, M.D., Retired Medical Director, Regional Child Protection Center, Des Moines, Iowa
- The Elephant in the Cradle: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Guide for Pediatricians and Mental Health Providers
- FASD: Mothers
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Foster Care System
- Neurocognitive Impairments and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
For other relevant resources, please visit our webpage on Family Needs.
How Culture, Ethnicity, Race, And Historical Trauma Affect How We Are And What We Can Collectively Do
- Culture, Ethnicity, Race & Historical Trauma: What Can We Do?
Presentation on October 8, 2015 by Marva Lewis, Ph.D., Founder and Director, The Natural Connections Center for Research & Training, Tulane University School of Social Work, New Orleans, Louisiana
For other relevant resources, please visit our webpage on Equity and Social Justice in Child Welfare.
Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare
- QIC-CT Review of Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Practices
Presentation on October 9, 2015 by Kim Diamond-Berry and Jaclyn Szrom, Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams
For other relevant resources, please visit our webpage on Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Practices in Child Welfare.
How to Sustain the Work and Maintain Momentum in an Ever-Changing System
- Sustaining the Work and Maintaining Momentum
Presentation on October 9, 2015 by Alex Citrin and Sarah Morrison, Center for the Study of Social Policy
For other relevant resources, please visit our webpage on Sustainability for Infant-Toddler Court Teams.
Cross Sites Meeting 2016: Making Every Connection Matter
Cross Sites Meeting 2018: A Healing Community: Collaboratively Supporting Individual, Family and Professional Relationships
Cross Sites Meeting 2017: Be The Bridge: Nurture The Present, Build The Future