Kids Count Data Center
KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are also available in the Data Center.
Advancing Community Resilience
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, in partnership with Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), convened a series of interviews, focus groups, and workshops on the topic of community resilience, resulting in the publication of Building Community Resilience in Maricopa County. In an effort to enhance the work of the Trust, the Trust has engaged ISC over the next several years to help strengthen community resilience and social cohesion through strong collaborations and grantmaking and initiatives.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts
Health facts, by state, accessible on a variety of topics including demographics, economy, insurance coverage and health status.
The National Conference of State Legislatures
Provides a variety of resources regarding state legislation, including research on topics including health and human services.
Arizona Community Action Association Reports
Access The State of Being Poor in Arizona and the New Threats Ahead along with older reports.
Needs Assessment Consultant Scope of Work
The Maricopa Family Support Alliance (MFSA) is seeking a consultant well-versed in family support and the family support community to conduct a needs assessment.
Created through the support of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust in 2011, the MFSA was formed to better connect family support providers in furtherance of better serving families (visit www.maricopafamilysupportalliance.org to learn more). Not long after MFSA’s establishment, an opportunity arose to train a newly created course piloted and formalized in California that worked hand-in-hand with the Five Protective Factors. This resulting training – Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support – was first hosted by the MFSA in Maricopa County in 2013.
However, as with any evolving network, the MFSA is attuned to member needs and how those change over time. After a robust start, the enrollment for Standards training, and newly rolled-out Re-certification training has dwindled, resulting in classes that are not near capacity. As a result, the MFSA is seeking the services of a consultant to conduct a Needs Assessment resulting in final recommendations. It has become clear that the MFSA is not the ideal home for the training; however, the Alliance still wishes to provide a clear map for the Standards training going forward.