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Released on May 4th, the 2022 KIDS COUNT in Delaware FOCUS on Recovery from COVID-19
provides an overview of child well-being in Delaware and report on
select indicators across the four traditionally reported categories of
health, education, economic security, and family/community in relation
to this year's data and policy focus: pandemic recovery. Traditional
indicators included assess trends in the overall health and well-being
of children before the coronavirus began. These data are supplemented
with measures from experimental and emerging sources to show some of the
immediate impacts of COVID-19.
KIDS COUNT in Delaware is pleased to present "Data to Action," a webinar series where we will bring together leaders and stakeholders from across the state to engage in conversation related to current conditions for children given our ever changing environment related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reviewing the most current data and research, panelists will offer insight to conditions in which children are currently living as well as examine policy decisions which could be impactful during these times.
The webinar series will focus on health, education, economic security, and family and community measures. Conversations will explore - through data and policy - how conditions highlighted due to COVID-19 intersect with the social determinants of health. Lessons learned from this series will be captured and disseminated via a coordinated set of issue briefs.
Data to Action webinar dates & topics:
September 21, 2021 Data to Action Kick-off
October 20, 2021 on Health & Health Behaviors
January 19, 2022 on Educational Involvement & Achievement
February 16, 2022 on Economic Security
May 18, 2022 on Family & Community
June 15, 2022 on Series Wrap-up, Review, & Revisit
The 2020-2021 "Timeline Tuesday" Webinar Archive (including link to recording, power point slides, and additional resources on each topic) can be found on UDSpace
KIDS COUNT in Delaware is pleased to have co-hosted a Home Visiting Virtual Lunch & Learn in conjunction with:
Recording of webinar
Power point from ZERO TO THREE
Home Visiting FAQs
A: Home Visiting is a voluntary service delivered to families during pregnancy and the early years of a child’s life. Home Visiting programs pair expecting and new parents with a nurse, social worker or an early childhood specialist who provide support and resources to ensure that families are able to fully support and meet children’s health and development during the early years. Home visiting staff meet regularly with new or expecting parents, evaluate their needs, and provide tailored services to help families develop positive parent-child relationships, promote early learning and development, encourage positive health outcomes, and reduce risk.
A: Home visits are an effective method to support families, particularly when they are part of a comprehensive and coordinated system of services. Home visiting programs match parents with trained professionals who provide information and support starting at pregnancy and continuing throughout a child’s first years. Home visiting programs vary in goals and content of services, but in general, they combine parenting and health care education, child abuse prevention, and early intervention and education.
A: Families are referred to home visiting through Help Me Grow 2-1-1 (central intake), Medicaid MCOs, child welfare, birthing facilities, private and community providers. Help Me Grow 2-1-1 uses an algorithm to match families up with the most appropriate program. Delaware also has health ambassadors (community health workers) in targeted communities providing maternal and child health education including the availability of services like home visiting. Use of social media and other marketing strategies boost the reach of the programs as well.
A: In addition to registering for the 11/10/21 lunch & learn, several resources are available to learn more about home visiting, including:
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