October 30, 2019 - Incarcerated Parent Education Program
Pajarita Charles, PhD., an Assistant Professor at UW – Madison’s School of Social Work.
Her presentation provided information on supporting incarcerated parents and their children through the use of parenting programs in the corrections system. The presentation will specifically discuss the findings of Parenting Inside Out (PIO), an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral parent management skills training program created with and for incarcerated parents.
April 24, 2019 - Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Why It Matters and How We Can Help
One page handout on Helping Adults Help Children in Early Care & Education (ECE) Succeed
One page handout on Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
One page handout on Children in Public 3K, 4K and Kindergarten
One page handout on Children in Foster Care
A presentation by Dr. Lawrence (Lonnie) Berger. Dr. Berger is the Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Preschool Development Grant Briefing
In December it was announced that the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) was awarded $10 million as part of the federal government’s Preschool Development Grant (PDG). DCF Secretary-Designee Amundson and department staff presented about DCF’s plan for the funds and provide input on the next steps.
Maternal and Infant Mortality in Wisconsin Presentation
In March, the Children's Caucus hosted a briefing on Maternal and Infant Mortality in Wisconsin. Speakers included a representative from the National Conference of State Legislatures, as well as Wisconsin-based speakers on African American, rural, and Native American birth Outcomes.