CSH sponsored a training session on the Keeping Families Together (KFT) Initiative in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on June 13. This initiative uses supportive housing to offer stability to families with children who are risk of recurring involvement in the child welfare system. This all-day event that included training for supportive housing providers and child welfare workers, brought together staff from two systems to enhance coordination on behalf of vulnerable families.
Leah Rhea, CSH Senior Program Manager, gave a lunch time address around the work of CSH’s Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families with Child Welfare Involvement. This included an overview of the five core components of Keeping Families Together programs: supportive housing, targeting, multi-system collaboration, clinical coaching and supervision and evaluation. Leah also shared a video about this initiative with an overview of the Keeping Families Together pilot, along with a first hand account from a 13 year-old girl named Felicia and her dad Ronald.
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