2021 Year in Review

This past year marked the fifth anniversary of the Institute for Child and Family Well-being. As we reflect on the past five years, we are humbled by the opportunities we have had to join many others who are dedicated to strengthening families and nurturing children. Our community-university partnership emerged from a shared commitment to promoting the well-being of all children and families and to addressing barriers that result in unequal access to the best available care. We do so by translating the science of what works into prevention and intervention strategies that are effective in the real world. Central to this process is the relationships that are present in communities, organizations, and systems with whom we work to integrate effective, culturally responsive, and sustainable solutions. The list of agencies and stakeholders who deserve our gratitude is too long to acknowledge here, but we invite you to check out our project pages where you will find many of our key partners.

As we look to the future, our aim is to strengthen these alliances and forge new community connections that are necessary to disseminate effective strategies and produce lasting systems change. So take a moment to review what we learned and accomplished in 2021, and keep an eye on our newsletter, social media, and webpage that will celebrate our five years of partnership as the Institute for Child and Family Well-being.

Meet the 2021 ICFW Affiliates

As Community Engagement and Systems Change are a core service area of the ICFW, collaboration with our community and systems partners is critical to fulfilling our mission. In recognition of those that value collaboration and whose mission seeks to improve child and family well-being, we have invited those partners to join us as ICFW Affiliates. We were honored to introduce eight ICFW Affiliates in 2021, and are looking forward to expanding our affiliates in 2022.

Jennifer Jones, Dr. John Meurer, & Carmen Pitre

Dr. Julian Ford, Clarence Johnson, & Dr. Christy Warner-Metzger

Leah Jepson & Jennifer Winkler

ICFW Honored with Key Innovator Award

We are excited to announce that Children’s Wisconsin was presented with the Key Innovator award from Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath). Over the past few years, our ICFW team has worked closely with Jen Winkler, an ICFW Affiliate, to adapt and implement Mobility Mentoring® into Children’s Wisconsin’s child welfare program in Milwaukee. We are honored to be recognized for the collaboration and innovation that have contributed to the implementation of this promising model. Please read the award statement from the EMPath Annual Report below.





ICFW Dissemination in 2021: New Journal Articles, Report and Webinar

New Projects and Partnerships

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