Join Us for Feb. 22 Webinar: Race, Equity, and Ethics: Questions on Child Welfare and Predictive Analytics

Join Vision for Children at Risk and the St. Louis Area Council on Child Abuse and Neglect for this important webinar When: Wednesday, February 22 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Where: Vision for Children at Risk Offices, 2401 N. Grand Blvd., 63106 Through an ongoing webinar series, the Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare is exploring how child […]

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A View of Possible Medicaid Changes and Medicaid’s Value to Missouri

By Jim Braibish and Colleen Mulligan, Practicum Student Significant changes in Medicaid are being considered nationally and in Missouri, according to Missouri Budget Project Executive Director Amy Blouin. She spoke to an audience of over 50 at the Jan. 18 meeting of the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership. Congress is considering replacing the current funding mechanism of Medicaid (matching […]

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Prenatal to Age 3: A Comprehensive, Racially-Equitable Policy Plan for Universal Healthy Child Development

On December 19, the Regional Early Childhood Council, Ready by 21 St. Louis and Vision for Children at Risk hosted a webinar presented by the BUILD Initiative and Child and Family Policy Center titled, Place, Race, ACE, and the First 1000 Days: New Policy Imperatives for Early Childhood. About 25 people participated. As the title implies, achieving racial equity in early childhood […]

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The St. Louis County Police Crisis Intervention Team: Training Officers to Respond to Mental Health Situations

(By Colleen Mulligan, practicum student, and Jim Braibish)   More police officers in St. Louis County and around the area are being trained to handle mental health situations they may encounter on a call, Sgt. Jeremy Romo, director of the St. Louis County Crisis Intervention Team, said in a presentation to the Nov. 16 St. Louis Family & Community Partnership […]

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Using State TANF Block Grant Funds to Support Families

A recent report in Governing that explores states’ spending of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant should grab the attention of Missourians who care about creating opportunities for unemployed families and assuring that kids have food on the table and a home while their parents search for work. TANF was “reformed” in 1996 to focus on helping […]

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