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November 2013 Forum Report

18 Groups / Agencies and Parents Represented (30 People) Patrick Smeraldo Presented a Short Report of the July 2013 Forum A group discussion was held on the following topics: Electronic Sharing Tool – Patrick Smeraldo will develop a tool that will allow all coalition members the ability to share information with each other. State Conference Calls – Jackie Jones from the Children’s Infancy Leadership Cirlce reported on State conference calls that will occur after January 1, 2014. All whoare interested may attend (more details to follow) Health Foundation for Central and Western New York – A meeting will be held December 11, 2013 for all coalition members to discuss the possibility of the Health Foundation assisting the Chautauqua Connections Children’s...
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July 2013 Forum Report

29 Groups / Agencies and Parents Represented (53 People) Key Note Speaker – Judge Claire / Offered Her Future Support Vickie Rubin (ECDC) and Sue Barlow (Parent Network WNY) / Presented on Benefits of Collaboration Presentation of Pre Conference Survey Data by Paul Robbins and Patrick Smeraldo. Survey revealed 5 Areas of Concern by Participants When Dealing with 0-5 Population and Families: Family Access and Navigation Through the System Out/Reach and Raising Awareness of Available Services Coordination of Programs and Services Being Provided Advocating for Children Improving Transitions Into and Through the System Suggested Improvements Made By Coalition: Build on Coalition to Keep Communion Between Agencies Expand 2-1-1 WNY Call Center Make Concentrated Effort on Outreach to Parents/Physicians and Hospitals...
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