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Digital Dialogue Aired in April 2017
Powerful Strategies For Strong Families And Communities: Children’s Trust And Prevention Funds
State children’s trust and prevention funds (CTFs) annually invest about $200 million in strategies that help strengthen families and communities. They serve as catalysts and incubators of new and emerging work and support proven effective approaches. Learn about some of the exciting work taking place.

Alliance Executive Director Teresa Rafael and the leaders of two state children's trust or prevention funds, Michelle Jensen Goodwin (WI) and Jim McKay (WV) share information about the work of CTFs across the US and in WI and WV specifically.
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BPNN Virtual Convening 2016 Aired on Nov. 3 and 9, 2016
Prsented by the Birth Parent National Network (BBNN) and hosted by the Alliance, The BPNN Virtual Convening 2016 occurred over two 2-hour webinars, each focused on topics relevant to "Parents' Roles in Transforming Systems." Go to the webpage and access the webinar recordings and read about the presenters.
BPNN Virtual Convening 2015 Aired on Nov. 3, 10 and 19, 2015
Prsented by the Birth Parent National Network (BBNN) and hosted by the Alliance, The BPNN Virtual Convening 2015 occurred over three 2-hour webinars, each focused on topics relevant to "Parents' Roles in Transforming Systems." Go to the webpage and access the webinar recordings and read about the presenters.
The Standards of Quality for Strengthening Familes & Support Aired on March 5, 2015
Hosted by the Alliance, The Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support integrates and operationalizes the Principles of Family Support Practice with the Strengthening Families Approach and its research-based, evidence-informed five Protective Factors. The webinar introduced the Standards and their accompanying implementation tools, as well as their successful implementation by Children’s Trust Funds, networks, and programs, and it reflected on their potential application in their work. Click here to download the .wmv format recording of the webinar.

Click here to download the mp4 format recording of the webinar.
Crafting Messages Parents Will Hear: Important Lessons from the "All Babies Cry" Clinical Trial Occured on May 14, 2013
Hosted by the Alliance, this webinar explored the formative research and design process that resulted in “All Babies Cry," a multi-dose, primary injury prevention program designed around “Strengthening Families” protective factors. Presented by Lisa McElaney, MFA - Principal Investigator. Click here to download the video recording of the webinar.

Click here to download the presentation in the original PowerPoint.

Click here to download the "Never Shake A Baby" movie.
The Happiest Baby on the Block: A Promising Strategy to Prevent Infant Abuse, Promote Sleep and Strengthen Families Occured on March 25, 2013
Hosted by the Alliance, Dr. Harvey Karp discussed the key points of the 5 S's approach to infant calming and its importance in nationwide efforts to prevent infant abuse. Click here to view the video recording of the webinar.
The Period of PURPLE Crying Program: An Evidenced-Based Infant Abuse Prevention Program Occured on October 13, 2011
Dr. Ronald Barr of the University of British Columbia described the basics about the Period of Purple Crying prevention program of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Dr. Barr shared emerging preliminary results from the evaluation projects that occured in British Columbia and North Carolina. Process measures of program fidelity and primary and secondary outcomes were described. Jan Clarkin, Director of Maine's Children's Trust, Inc. shared Maine's experience with the Period of Purple Crying program. Period of Purple Crying Website. Due to the preliminary nature of the research findings, the webinar was not recorded. Please refer to the following materials for further information regarding Period of Purple Crying Period of Purple Crying: Overview

Making the Link. Period of Purple Crying

Title: Why Words Matter: The Science of Storytelling and How We Speak About Prevention
Date: Occured on September 27, 2011
Presenters: Ben Tanzer, Senior Director of Strategic Communications, Prevent Child Abuse America
Jim McKay, Communications Committee Chair, Board of Directors, Alliance
Get Webinar Click here to get recorded webinar; this file is approximately 42MB and is in the Quickfile format.
Title: Strengthening Families, Protective Factors and State Partners: Approach to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect
Date: Occured on September 22, 2011
Presenters: Martha Reeder, Director Early Childhood Initiative, Alliance
Roger Sherman, Director, Idaho Children's Trust
Lynda Martino, Pennsylvania Strengthening Families Coordinator
Carrie Collins,Pennsylvania Children's Trust Fund
Get Webinar Click here to get recorded webinar; this file is approximately 100MB.
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Title: National Movement for America's Children
Date: Occured on September 13, 2011
Presenters: Ben Tanzer, Senior Director of Strategic Communications Prevent Child Abuse America
Bridget Gavaghan Senior Director of Public Policy
Prevent Child Abuse America
Get Webinar Click here to access the webinar; it is a .mov format.

Title The National Parent Helpline® Webinar Presentation
Date Occured on April 21, 2011
Presenters: Heather Thibault, National Parent Leader
Sandra Williams, PhD., Vice President of Programs
Jodi Doane, MSW, Program Operations Manager, Parents Anonymous® Inc.
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2010 Strengthening Families Rhode Island Webinar
2009 Strengthening Families through QRIS Webinar

Strengthening Families Rhode Island Webinar

Date: January 14, 2010
Title: Strengthening Families Rhode Island - Brandeis University's Heller School Observations and Impact on Early Care and Education in Rhode Island
Presenters: Martha Reeder, Program Manager for the ECI Initiative, National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds; Kate Begin, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island; Kim Ash, Strengthening Families Rhode Island Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island; Allison Stagg, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University; Theadora Tyler Fisher, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University; Faith Behum, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University; Carrie Ozols, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

The National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island to present the recording and materials from this webinar highlighting Strengthening Families Rhode Island (SFRI). Hear from Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island and Brandeis University's Heller School on their observations and study of SFRI and its impact on Early Care and Education programs in Rhode Island.

Strengthening Families through QRIS Webinar

Date: April 23, 2009
Title: Strengthening Families through QRIS: A Report from Three States (Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Idaho)
Presenters: Martha Reeder, Program Manager for the ECI Initiative, National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds; Tennessee Children's Trust Fund; Tennessee Signal Centers; Pennsylvania Children's Trust Fund; Pennsylvania Strengthening Families; Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning;Idaho Children's Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho; Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children; IdahoSTARS

Three states worked intensively on specific ways to support their Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) through the Strengthening Families approach. The April 23, 2009 webinar shared the strategies these three states -- Idaho, Pennsylvania and Tennessee -- utilize in this work, which was supported by the A.L. Mailman Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.