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Community partner resources

The following resources might be helpful to school districts and the community partners who work with them.

State-level data for understanding child welfare in the United States  High-quality data can provide public officials and advocates with crucial details about the populations they serve. State-level data for understanding child welfare in the United States is a comprehensive resource, including easy-to-use interactive features, that provides state and national data on child maltreatment, foster care, kinship caregiving, and adoption. This resource compiles critical data from a variety of sources on children, youth, and families who came in contact with the child welfare system in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017.  These data are important because they help policymakers understand how many children and youth came in contact with the child welfare system, and why. States can also use this information to ensure their child welfare systems support the safety, stability, and well-being of all families in their state.

Education Beyond School Walls  What do you do when you have children craving adult attention in a neighbourhood with disconnected adults fearful of ‘trouble-making’ youth? A school in Wisconsin, USA conducted a community survey and learned that the community did not know anything about the school.  What the neighbours did identify in the survey was that there were young people running around the neighbourhood causing trouble. The survey results prompted the school to ask: How do we extend education beyond the walls of the school and utilize the gifts and the assets of the neighbours, organizations and institution in the community?

MO to Create Center for Rural Students’ Mental Health  The proposed center would study ways to improve programs focused on the emotional and psychological needs of rural students. Researchers and staff at the center would create online data and training systems to support the needs of rural school students. (Associated Press)

After Visiting a Chicago High School, Bill Gates Says It’s a Model for his Current Education Vision  When Bill Gates announced in 2017 that his foundation would begin investing in “networks” of schools, he said he wanted to replicate the success of a particular Chicago organization.

Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) Updates  The Partner Plan Act Collaboration Institute is gearing up to launch its application for the second cohort. The application will be open from April 1, 2019 through May 30, 2019 for supports starting July 1, 2019.

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