Cross-Systems Collaboration for Children’s Social-Emotional Development

April 5, 2016
8:30-9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:30am Welcome and Introductions
Lisa Klein, Executive Director, Alliance for Early Success
Carrie Hanlon, Project Director, National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
 
9:30-10:45am  The Importance of Addressing Children’s Social-Emotional Development
This session will provide an overview of social-emotional development, including key factors that impact young children’s social-emotional health and the benefit of preventive services and early identification.  It will highlight opportunities to implement screening strategies in primary care medical and early care and education settings, as well as systems-wide financing strategies to support children’s social-emotional development.  This session will set the stage for conversation throughout the day about the importance of partnering across systems to address the social-emotional needs of young, at-risk children and their families. 
Facilitator:  Karen VanLandeghem, Senior Program Director, NASHP
 
10:45-11:00 am Break
 
11:00 am-12:15pm Opportunities in Health Reform to Support Children’s Social-Emotional Development
There are a variety of new options and developments in state and federal health care delivery reform that can support social-emotional development.  This session will feature Oregon’s experience leveraging federal and state health care reform to align health care and early learning policies in support of children’s social-emotional development.  Participants will be able to share additional state experiences and brainstorm other potentially untapped opportunities in our changing health care and early learning systems. 
Sherri Alderman, Child Development Coordinator and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Oregon Health Authority
Nakeshia Knight-Coyle, Director of Early Learning Programs and Cross Systems Integration, Oregon Department of Education
Facilitator:  Carrie Hanlon, NASHP
 
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
 
1:15-2:30pm Fostering a Cross-Systems Improvement Effort
With multiple systems engaged in children’s social-emotional development, states are increasingly reaching out across sectors and agencies to implement improvement strategies. Colorado and Illinois engage public and private sector representatives from early care and education, mental health and other sectors as part of early childhood mental health planning.  This session will highlight their progress to date, next steps, and lessons learned to kick off group discussion.
Facilitator:  Phyllis Glink, Executive Director, The Irving Harris Foundation
 
2:30-2:45pm Break
 
2:45 –4:00pm Considering Environmental Factors in Children’s Lives
Research shows that stress from financial, family, neighborhood or other social or environmental factors in a child’s life can affect her social-emotional development.  During this session, participants will learn how Minnesota and Massachusetts have begun to capture and contend with these social determinants and adverse childhood experiences, with a particular focus on identifying family needs.  Through facilitated discussion, participants will identify opportunities for cross-systems alignment and coordination to help identify and address the environmental factors affecting children’s social-emotional development and well-being.
Facilitator:  Karen VanLandeghem, NASHP
 
4:00-5:00pm Translating Discussion into Action
The final session will highlight tools and insights from national partners and provide an opportunity to translate meeting takeaways into concrete next steps: participants will share an immediate action step they will take following the meeting.
Facilitator:  Carrie Hanlon, NASHP