Community Well-Being Data
A new interactive information tool, the Nebraska Community Opportunity Map, is now live to the public, ensuring that policymakers and other stakeholders will have centralized, easy-to-navigate access to data that’s vital to their work. Specifically, this free resource is designed to increase access to information about communities, especially data relevant to the well-being of Nebraska’s children and families. The ultimate goal is to give policymakers and other stakeholders another tool for making data-informed decisions about resource allocation, service delivery, emergency planning, city planning, and other vital functions.
Nebraska Children's investments in Garden County
Communities for Kids - supporting the creation and implementation of solutions to strengthen the current child care workforce and address child care shortages
Panhandle Child Abuse Prevention Council serving all 11 Panhandle Counties.
Collective Impact Support for the Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services
Many grants have been given to design a Community Prevention System, and Nebraska Children provides ongoing technical support, including an embedded community consultant for this 11-county child well-being collaboration. The collaboration has access to training, planning, facilitation and implementation help to enhance skills and capacity for collective impact, positive parent child interaction/enhancement of protective factors.
Sixpence Early Learning Program
Garden County Public Schools serves at risk infants and toddlers through a family engagement home visiting program. This program partners closely with Volunteers of America and uses the Parents as Teachers curriculum. The District and the Community have matched the funds provided through the grant. Garden County’s grant was awarded July of 2015.
Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants
Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services, including:
- Social/Emotional Well-Being for Older Youth
- The SPARKS program for middle school youth and older youth (homeless, near homeless and foster youth) will help youth find their strengths, build healthy relationships with teachers and parents.
- School-Community partnership designed to improve social and emotional well-being of children and families by enhancing school and community services. Strategies were created to address young children’s mental health and behavioral health needs, parent-child relationships, and kindergarten truancies. This program focused on Circle of Security, a relationship-based early intervention program, and Baby FAST, a widely used multifamily group intervention model for young parents and their infants and toddlers.
- Children’s Outreach Program