Good Beginnings


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[su_spoiler title=”What is a Family Resource Network?” style=”fancy”] Family Resource Networks are local coalitions of people working to better meet the needs and improve services for children and families in their communities. West Virginia State Code defines a Family Resource Network  as “a local community organization charged with service coordination, needs and resource assessment, planning, community mobilization and evaluation.” FRNs are coordinating bodies and gateways to their respective communities. [/su_spoiler]
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West Virginia Family Resource Networks are evaluated on seven outcomes outlined to achieve the infrastructure needed for an effective child welfare system. The seven desired outcomes are:

Safety 1: Children are first and foremost protected from abuse and neglect.

Safety 2: Children are safely maintained in their homes whenever possible and appropriate.

Permanency 1: Children have permanency and stability in their living arrangements.

Permanency 2: The continuity of family relationships and connections is preserved for children.

Well-being 1: Families have enhanced capacity to provide for their children’s needs.

Well-being 2: Children receive appropriate services to meet their educational needs.

Well-being 3: Children receive adequate services to meet their physical and mental health needs. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”History of the Cabell County Family Resource Network” style=”fancy”] Since incorporation in September 1993, the Cabell County Family Resource Network (CCFRN) has brought together a broad-based representation of partners, including business representatives, consumers, and service providers from health, education, housing, and social services. These partners are critical to improving the well-being of our families and children. The CCFRN envisions a coordinated, community-based social service system responsive to the needs of families and effective in enhancing the success of individuals and families to responsibly achieve their goals. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Mission Statement” style=”fancy”]The Cabell County Family Resource Network is a partnership of individuals, families and agencies working together to promote the well-being of children and families in Cabell County.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Planning Principles” style=”fancy”]The CCFRN is a non-profit, community-based organization that focuses on planning, mobilizing and evaluating projects that target prevention. Its primary goal is developing ways to improve Cabell County’s service delivery system. In all areas of planning and coordination the Cabell County FRN emphasizes five guiding principles:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Community Investment in What Works
  • Commitment to Prevention
  • Community Based Service Delivery

We identify needs in the community and then bring people and resources together to work on meeting those needs through special projects. Family and community representatives, policy makers and providers of services can embrace and act upon these principles as members in Cabell County’s powerful partnership.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion][/su_column]