2014 Needs Assessment
Each year, the Department of Children's Affairs works with all sixty-seven of Alabama's CPCs to complete a Needs Assessment. Once the needs are identified and action plans are made, the real work begins. The Needs Assessment process follows a pattern that allows the counties to make a real difference in the lives of their children. Because a year is not enough time to effect the changes desired, the Needs Assessment is conducted every three years, with updates being copleted in the two intervening years. The 2014 Alabama CPC Needs Assessment reflects the third update year of this three year cycle. It highlights the efforts at the county level to insure that children and families have access to needed services and programs. As action plans are put into place and modified to reflect the accomplishments already achieved, more work than ever is being done to impact Alabama's children in positive ways.
Recommendations from the State Children's Policy Council
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2013 Needs Assessment
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Three years ago, Council members from sixty-seven Alabama counties gathered to identify three specific needs in their communities related to children and families. They then sought local resources which spanned services and programs, recognizing resources needed but not available. Action plans were created to bridge these gaps in effort to eradicate the needs or diminish the burden of their symptoms. The members progressed through their plans, coming together before July 1 to review their work and celebrate accomplishments. The result of their hard work is demonstrated in the 2013 Needs Assessment.
We would like to express our appreciation to the Council members for each service provided, each hour donated, each mile driven, each step taken and each smile shared to insure that children and families have access to needed services and programs. One doesn't have to look far to see the possibilities members create every day.
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