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Community engagement

Facilitation of collective impact

We are committed to creating a culture of beneficial exchange through community collaboration and enduring partnership. Our efforts also aim to increase public awareness and opportunities for community engagement relative to safety, permanency and well-being of children in Arizona. 

  • We are a proud Network Partner of the Children's Wellbeing Initiative. This national initiative, launched by Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, promotes children’s well-being in the United States.
  • In 2017, we hosted the National Title IV-E Roundtable conference to increase knowledge of, and access to, greater federal funding through partnership. 35 states and 6 tribal nations were represented by over 220 attendees.
  • In 2016, we hosted the National Citizen Review Panel conference to draw attention to its mission and build public will for child welfare-related issues. 27 state/districts/territories were represented by over 180 attendees.
  • In 2015, we hosted the Child Welfare and Quality Early Education Summit -- supported by a Children’s Bureau grant in collaboration with the Maricopa County Juvenile Court.

  • In 2014, we hosted a town hall meeting to establish a shared vision for serving children of incarcerated parents. The meeting was well attended by representatives of the state’s child welfare agencies as well as community- based organizations.


Engagement and partnership projects

Children's Wellbeing Initiative: Ashoka Changemakers

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.