Meghann Dygert and Christina Becker, will share their insights about the child welfare field as it is now and how it will change in light of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). The child welfare field is experiencing an incredible moment of transformation driven by shifting focus to primary prevention of child abuse and neglect and applying social determinants of health in creating family well-being.
About the presenters
Meghann Dygert – Policy Associate, Child and Family Well-Being, American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
Meghann joined APHSA in April 2019, and works primarily with state and local child welfare/child care directors on implementing major legislation and improving outcomes for child and families. Prior to joining APHSA, Meghann supported several Medicaid 1115 demonstration waivers from initial negotiation to implementation, including North Carolina’s Health opportunities waiver.
Christina Becker - Knowledge Mobilization Manager, American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
Christina works in one of APHSA’s Collaborative Centers, the National Collaborative for Integration of Health & Human Services (“National Collaborative”). The National Collaborative is composed of state, community, industry, and other partner members, who are focused on horizontal integration work between “health” and “human services.” Christina is also the Policy Liaison for one of APHSA’s affinity groups – IT Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM). In this role, she researches policies with a link to H/HS IT, and helps plan ISM’s large annual conference. Before joining APHSA, Christina worked in the Judges’ Chambers of the Fairfax County General District Court. She has a J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law, and two B.A.s from the University of Mary Washington.
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