Child and Family Well-Being Learning Cohort

The Child and Family Well-Being Learning Cohort is hosted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and Casey Family Programs. Through the end of the year, the network will join governor’s office representatives, state human services executives, child welfare leaders, education leaders and others in a collaborative network to coordinate strategic solutions to preventing child abuse and neglect and ensuring child and family well-being.

The states in the Learning Cohort will share best practices, engage in peer learning, and connect with national experts around several topics, including: 

  • Using data to identify communities with greater risk for substantiated abuse or neglect claims 
  • Leveraging of state and federal funding  
  • Engaging across state agencies and systems to support child and family well-being 
  • How to coordinate state and community programs and use constituent voices 
  • Working with court systems 

Families in each of the states and across the nation are facing significant financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, including unemployment and food insecurity. Additionally, pandemic-related school and business closures mean that many children and families are further disconnected from supportive services. 

If you represent a governor’s office and are interested in learning more about the cohort, please contact Rosalynd Mosser (  

Network States

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawai‘i
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma

Network Resources

  • State Contact Sheet
  • Kick-off Convening Materials
  • Engaging Education Systems in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect and Supporting Well-being Meeting Material

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