Digital Dialogues

Digital Dialogues

Our Digital Dialogues provide an opportunity for participants to engage directly with one or more experts in key topics in the field. Each 30-minute discussion is accompanied by additional resources for exploring the issue more fully.

Supporting Vulnerable Families
Families Impacted by Incarceration

Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue on Practice Skills

Our continued conversation with the Director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated offers a national perspective on best practices for responding to the needs of children and families impacted by the criminal justice system.

Supporting Vulnerable Families
Families Impacted by Incarceration

Families Impacted by Incarceration: Understanding the Issues

This conversation with the Director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated offers an overview of data and demographics and connects research on brain development, trauma, toxic stress, attachment, and resilience theories to the experiences of children and families of the incarcerated.

Trauma and Resilience
Trauma and Resilience

Helping Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Learn about the ways that trauma can affect our youngest children, and how programs and practitioners can support them.

Trauma and Resilience
Trauma and Resilience

Hatred, Hope and Healing: Personal Reflections from an Adult Who Witnessed Domestic Violence as a Child

Learn about a family-centered approach to responding to domestic violence--one that engages and supports not only victims and survivors, but also the children who witness violence, as well as the adult perpetrators.

About CANTASD
Emerging Trends and Needs

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Emerging Trends & Needs at the Front End of Child Welfare

CANTASD hosted a webinar to engage the field in a conversation about key issues and information needs for those working at the front end of child welfare.

Family & Community Engagement
Engaging Fathers

Dads Rock! Nurturing Father Engagement

What are some challenges agencies face when they try to engage fathers? We had conversation with the directors of the Children's Trust of Massachusetts Fatherhood Initiative featured in the film Dads Rock, and heard from a home visitor who is a graduate of the program.

Prevention Planning
Prevention Planning Toolkit

Using Surveys and Focus Groups to Guide Prevention Planning

The Chapin Hall Center for Children has developed a framework for prevention planning which has been piloted in Colorado and South Carolina. Learn more about how surveys and focus groups were used to inform these planning efforts and how they can inform your own prevention planning work. Help shape a national conversation about the type of survey content that can best inform prevention planning decisions.

Prevention Planning
Prevention Planning Toolkit

Powerful Strategies for Strong Families and Communities: Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds

State children’s trust and prevention funds annually invest about $200 million in strategies that help strengthen families and communities. They serve as catalysts and incubators of new and emerging work and support proven effective approaches. Learn about some of the exciting work taking place.

Prevention Planning
Prevention Planning Toolkit

Key Developments and Bright Spots from Family Support & Strengthening Networks

A discussion of key developments in the Family Support and Strengthening field, including research on the role and impact of Networks of Family Support and Strengthening programs, such as Family Resource Centers, and measures of quality practice with families.

Family & Community Engagement
Engaging Communities

Community Approaches to Toxic Stress

Communities across the country are finding ways to prevent and respond to toxic stress in the lives of children, youth, and families. In this session, we explore a new framework of community approaches to toxic stress within the broader context of healthy development and well-being.

Family & Community Engagement
Engaging Communities

Resilience: Building Community Awareness through Film Screenings

Find out how Prevent Child Abuse America chapters and other community organizations across the country have used the film Resilience to engage communities in child abuse and neglect prevention. Host a dialogue on Resilience in your community!

Prevention Planning
Prevention Planning Toolkit

A Structured Approach to State Prevention Planning: Colorado and South Carolina's Experience

CANTASD has partnered with Chapin Hall to develop a framework to support prevention planning efforts at the state and local levels. Learn more about the approach and the experience in two pilot states—Colorado and South Carolina.

Supporting Vulnerable Families
Families Impacted by Incarceration

Promoting Family Resilience in the Face of Parental Incarceration

Watch the recording of this digital dialogue with Dr. Crystallee Crain, Coordinator of the San Fransisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership, to learn more about how parental incarceration affects children.

Prevention Planning
Prevention Planning Toolkit

An Innovative Prevention Planning Framework: Blending Multiple Strategies Together to Achieve Collective Impact

Deb Daro from Chapin Hall leads a discussion about a novel, practical approach to state prevention planning, and how this framework can help community-level prevention planning.

Supporting Vulnerable Families
Neglect

Building Healthy Communities to Promote Child and Family Well-Being

Presenters from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds talk about the intersection of poverty and child neglect, common assumptions around neglect, and messaging you can use to mobilize support.