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Early Childhood Integration Series: Working Together to Provide Stability for Families: Home Visiting and Homeless Service Systems


This is the third and final webinar in the Early Childhood Series focusing on systems  integration and collaboration in early childhood systems. This webinar, presented by the  Maternal and Child Health Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration and  the Administration for Children and Families, focused on housing instability in vulnerable  families and collaborations that reduce homelessness.

During this webinar presenters Dr. Sharon McDonald, Youth National Alliance to End  Homelessness; Dr. Gordon Limb, School of Social Work, Brigham Young University; and  Matthew Aronson, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, participated in  a roundtable discussion. Tribal MIECHV Grantee representatives Brandi Smallwood,  Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Angelina Ahedo, Strong Families Home Visiting Program  Native American Health Center, Inc.; and Beth Kelton of Together for Children Port  Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, shared their programs’ strategies for home visiting, and  addressed common challenges of serving homeless families. The webinar ended with a  facilitated question and answer session.

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