The first paper, “Adverse Childhood Experiences Impact Health and Wellness: Implications for Prevention” presents the public health framework of CM and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The authors will outline the history of the original CDC-Kaiser ACE study and provide an overview of CDC’s current ACE work and CDC’s Essentials for Childhood framework. In addition, the authors will highlight efforts used to inform prevention programs and policy, including how states’ have used their BRFSS ACE data to inform state prevention action.
The second paper, “The Implementation Experiences of Tribal Grantees in Coordinating Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services” describes a descriptive study of the collaboration and service coordination between Temporary Assistance to Needy Families TANF and child welfare (CW) and the facilitators and barriers to collaboration. The authors conducted interviews and observational site visits in 14 sites. The authors will highlight the findings and discuss how they may have implications for policy and practice.
The third paper, “Do Policies Resulting in Welfare and Child Welfare Service Integration Prevent Child Maltreatment? Preliminary Findings from a Policy Research Study” describes a rigorous evaluation of whether TANF policies and program supports reduce rates of CM when they are delivered in an integrated welfare and child welfare service model. The authors utilize a multiple baseline, interrupted time series design examining CM and associated child welfare data spanning a period of 20 years (1995-2015). This project represents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s first major investment in a policy evaluation examining CM outcomes.
At the conclusion of the presentations, the discussant will make some summary statements and moderate a discussion between the presenters and the symposium attendees.