Oklahoma State Plan for Services to Children and Youth FY2013-FY2016.
Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.
This document presents a four-year State plan for services to children and youth in Oklahoma. The plan is intended to raise public awareness and focus priorities on two specific areas: strengthen custody and transition services for children and youth in custody and transitioning out of State custody, and expand promising practices strategies that strengthen parenting skills. In order to carry out plans of action aimed at strengthening custody and transition services in the State, two groups have been established under the auspices of the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth (OCCY): the Strengthening Custody and Transition Services Advisory Team and the Oklahoma Child Welfare State Stakeholder Collaborative. Actions that will be taken by both groups over the next four years are described. To expand promising practice strategies that strengthen parenting, objectives set by the Office of Planning and Coordination Steering Committee are identified and include: provide staff support for conducting a statewide assessment of promising practices aimed at strengthening parenting, assist with reviewing community and facility requests for assistance in implementing promising practices, develop funding and resources to expand recommended promising practices, develop a plan to expand promising practices statewide through the Statewide Promising Practices Team and the Office of Planning and Coordination Advisory Committee, provide public awareness information to Community Partnership Boards in regards to safe sleep and infant mortality issues, and conduct an annual review of the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant Program Evaluations. Appendices include a systemic issues survey report and the Oklahoma State Plan for Services to Children and Youth Budget.
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