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NCAPPS Webinar: Using Asset-Based Community Development to Support Children Involved in Mental Health and Child Welfare Systems

January 10, 2024

Monday, January 22, 2024 | 2:00 PM ET
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Healthy and sustainable communities with robust social networks are vital to supporting children and preventing potential out-of-home placements. Asset-based community development (ABCD) is a strengths-based approach that centers identifying and mobilizing existing community resources, skills, and services on a local level to meet individual needs. ABCD benefits communities and the people who are a part of them by building capacity, helping community members realize their own strengths and potential, and forming partnerships to achieve long-term change. In this webinar, panelists will discuss how communities can get started with ABCD and outline how ABCD can be used to support children outside of formal service systems and keep them in the least restrictive placements with their families and natural supports.

  • De’Amon Harges, Faculty Member, Asset-Based Community Development Institute, DePaul University
  • Robert Francis, Social Justice Consultant; Board Member, Asset-Based Community Development Institute, DePaul University
  • Aquil Crooks, Program Supervisor, StreetSafe Bridgeport Program, Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership

NCAPPS webinars include ASL interpretation and live captions in English and Spanish. If you require additional accommodations or have any questions about the webinar, please contact All NCAPPS webinars are recorded, archived, and can be viewed on the NCAPPS Webinars page.

NCAPPS is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that helps states, tribes, and territories implement person-centered thinking, planning, and practice.

Last modified on 01/10/2024

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