The mission of ASU’s Center for Child Well-Being is to advance child and family well-being. We believe society can collectively overcome challenges and make a difference by ensuring the health and well-being of its children. Drawing upon the expertise of faculty from across ASU's research enterprise, we work to increase resilience among families and to build safer and more vibrant communities for young people.

Resources

Promoting Student Well-Being: Free educational modules

Created in partnership with ASU's Sanford Inspire Program, Drs. Judy Krysik and Elizabeth Anthony of ASU's Center for Child Well-Being and School of Social work developed 4 free online educational modules to develop teachers' knowledge of topics related to child welfare and students' broader social context.

  • Identifying Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Students
  • Supporting Trauma-Exposed Students

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Reducing state and local costs through Title IV-E partnership

ASU's Center for Child Well-Being provides technical assistance in the assessment of training programs for Title IV-E eligibility, as well as education on opportunities to reduce state and local costs through Title IV-E partnership opportunities.

Check out our tools & reference materials, recent, and upcoming events.

Center for Child Well-Being: Annual Report 2015-16

The Center for Child Well-Being's first annual report highlights achievements in Training & Technical Assistance, Research & Evaluation, and Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships through June 30, 2016.

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Response to Youth Trafficking

Judy Krysik led development of a report recently released by The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family together with the Arizona Human Trafficking Council. Arizona Guidelines for Developing a Regional Response to Youth Sex Trafficking is a statewide model that serves as a roadmap for best practices.  

Projects

CCWB is pleased to announce the launch of the first national conference focused specifically on Children of Incarcerated Parents. The National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference will be held April 22nd through 25th, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Renaissance Hotel.

The conference will provide anyone who works with children and families affected by incarceration a unique opportunity to gather, share best practices and engage in action planning through a series of plenary sessions, panel presentations, workshops and other presentation formats. Read more here

The 2017 Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book analyzes five years of data (2010 - 2015), comparing conditions for kids and families from a difficult economic period during and after the nation slowly emerged form the Great Recession. You can access the 2017 Data Book and state fact sheets here. Arizona data for prior years is also available for many of the indicators highlighted in the report and can be accessed through the KIDS COUNT Data Center. ASU's Center for Child Well-Being assists in the compilation of Arizona data through a sub-contract with Children's Action Alliance. 

ASU's Center for Child Well-Being joins the Network Partnership Program of the Children's Wellbeing Initiative. The Initiative, supported by Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, brings together organizations and individuals who believe that solutions are needed that bridge sectors and communities; and who will contribute to a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative network. Find out more about the initiative here.

May 30, 2017: Over 225 attendees, representing 35 states and 6 tribal nations, visited Phoenix, Arizona May 23rd through 25th to attend the 21st annual National Title IV-E Roundtable conference.

Attendees participated in four plenary sessions focused on: 1) Social Work Education & University Partnerships; 2) Research, Evaluation & Assessment; 3) Training & Workforce Development; and 4) Collaboration & Partnership. Twenty roundtable break-out sessions followed each plenary to allow participants to learn more about what state partners have had success with in each area, as well as to learn from challenges and opportunities. The afternoons of Day 1 & Day 2 provided skill-building opportunities with two national Title IV-E experts, Don Schmid and Carl Valentine, followed by opportunities for state & federal region action planning.

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October 26-27, 2016: As a Network Partner of the Ashoka Changemakers Childwellbeing Initiative, we are so proud to have been included in the 2 day Build Event in Chicago to explore how to build demand for a culture of Children's Wellbeing.

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October 20, 2016: The 4th Annual Preventive Health Collaborative (PHC) Forum made the front page of the Phoenix New Times as their top story. Unfortunately, Arizona ranks 49th in children's health measures, but PHC has brought together amazing partners and speakers to address what we can do together to improve our ranking and improve the lives of children in Arizona. ASU's Center for Child Well-Being's Director, Dr. Judy Krysik was one of the featured speakers.

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