Strengthen & Coordinate Service Systems
Through its grant making, the Child Well-being Program aims to strengthen and expand the capacity of social service systems that are collaborative and provide culturally appropriate, evidence-based, and context-specific prevention and treatment programs for parents and children. By strengthening the ability of existing social service systems to better serve those in places contending with sizeable inequities, more children and families can receive the essential supports and resources that help them to pursue full, healthy and happy lives. Services such as these, when well-coordinated, can make a significant impact in responding to the effects of generations of inequities and exposure to trauma, violence, abuse, and neglect to help give families a fairer shot at achieving healthy and happy futures.
The following are examples of organizations and activities that DDCF supports under this strategy:
- National Center for Youth Law FosterEd Initiative
- Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
- Connecticut Family Stability Pay for Success Project
(Please see DDCF’s Grant Recipients database for more examples.)