Tim Decker, Director of Missouri Children’s Division, and Katya Fels Smyth, CEO of the Full Frame Initiative, are hosting six events across Missouri to engage small, select groups of committed champions for children and families in Community Conversations about wellbeing, family engagement, and sustainable change in child welfare.
Your invitation is non-transferable.
There is no fee to attend.
Registration is required. Please use the registration link provided in your invitation.
What is the Purpose?
To gather Children’s Division staff and partners in a cross-sector Community Conversation about child welfare.
To introduce the Five Domains of Wellbeing, a framework informing Children’s Division work to strengthen family engagement and to amplify the impact of other initiatives.
To use the film Rich Hill to help explore the question, “What would be possible if we were to see families in the ‘full frame’ of their lives?”
What are the Five Domains of Wellbeing?
The Full Frame Initiative’s Five Domains of Wellbeing—social connectedness, safety, stability, mastery, and meaningful access to relevant resources—are universal, interdependent, non-hierarchical and essential for all people, families and communities.
You will receive an introduction to this framework as part of the Community Conversation. If you would like more information in advance, a video overview and other resources about the Five Domains of Wellbeing may be found here.
What is Rich Hill?
Rich Hill is a documentary from filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo. Taking place in rural Rich Hill, Missouri, 70 miles south of Kansas City, the film follows three boys as they grow up surrounded by poverty and myriad challenges, but also hope. Rich Hill won the 2014 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary.
The Community Conversations are hosted by Missouri Children’s Division and the Full Frame Initiative with the generous support of Casey Family Programs and local event sites.
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