The Missouri Senate has passed a budget that would cut funding to many of our most vulnerable citizens. See the Missouri Budget Project's page for more information.
COCAN Policy Notes- MARCH 2015
The mission of COCAN is to promote advocacy, education and legislative action to improve the lives of children at risk of abuse and neglect. We strive to 1) provide networking opportunities for professionals and community organizations working with children and families, 2) promote awareness of public, private and community organizations and resources focusing on child abuse/neglect, and 3) foster coordinated legislative and administrative advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected children.
DID YOU KNOW?
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
COCAN Legislative Activity
COCAN recently wrote a letter to Senator Blunt supporting the extension of federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which expires this year in September. CHIP is aimed at children in working class families whose parents do not qualify for Medicaid but are unable to purchase private health insurance. COCAN will continue to follow this issue, as there is senior Republican interest in legislation, which could deprive greater than a million kids of insurance or force families to pay higher out-of-pocket costs for coverage.
This year the Legislative/Advocacy Committee of COCAN has set the following goals:
Keep your eyes on the following:
YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT FOR MISSOURI'S CHILDREN!
Join us on May 14 for another fun 2015 Spring Community Resource Fair! See all the details here.
Thanks to everyone who attended our first training of 2015: Treatment Planning - Formulating High Quality Service Plans. Participants left with new ideas about practice wisdom, the place of diagnosis in treatment planning, and additional resources for treating specific issues. Check out our Helpful Links and Resources page soon - we will add all the information shared by Sharon and Laura.
We had close to 50 participants, door prizes, updates from local organizations, and time to talk with our colleagues - something we often miss when we are at our own workplaces, focused on getting the job done. Join us at our upcoming trainings this year for more information you can use, and the chance to network with other folks serving families.
SAVE THE DATE FOR UPCOMING TRAININGS
Fri., Jun 19 Interventions with Young Children
Fri., Sep 18 Aging Out: Service Provision to Older Youth
Fri., Dec 4 Interventions with Families