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PDG Program Performance Evaluation

by Kate Sutton, Research Specialist in Qualitative Methods (Buffett Early Childhood Institute) – written for the PDG quarterly eNewsletter The Program Performance Evaluation (PPE) was launched in February 2019 to evaluate the effectiveness of the state’s Preschool Development Grant Birth-5

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Building Resilience in Children and Teens: A Case for Collaboration

How do we go about building resilience in children, teens, and families? It begins with prevention. When you think of “prevention,” chances are you probably think of routine doctor visits, regular oil changes, or any number of other measures we

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$30 Million Preschool Development Grant Renewal Application Submitted

by Eva Roberts, Director of Strategic Initiatives (Buffett Early Childhood Fund) – written for the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) newsletter The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has submitted a three-year, $30 million Preschool Development Grant Renewal proposal designed

Posted in Early Childhood, Systems, Uncategorized

Bouncing Back: Dr. Ginsburg Faciliates Two-Day Resilience Building Workshop

Nebraska stakeholders; including community organizations, youth practitioners, and young adult leaders; gathered in Omaha for a two-day workshop hosted and facilitated by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed. This workshop focused on building the strengths of young people through a

Posted in Teen/Early Adulthood, Uncategorized

Changemakers 2018 celebrates the power of prevention

October 23 was a day of laughter, empathy, and inspiration as nearly 500 people gathered at the Embassy Suites in La Vista to reflect on the progress made in the past year for vulnerable children and families in Nebraska. The

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Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events, Uncategorized

Changemakers Spotlight: Get to know Ashley Rhodes-Courter

We’re looking forward to coming together on October 23 for Changemakers, our annual luncheon celebration of the hardworking people across Nebraska who are helping children bloom. And this year, we’re pleased to welcome keynote speaker Ashley Rhodes-Courter — author, speaker, and

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2018 Community Giving Days: Here’s how to participate

After a longer-than-necessary winter, May is finally here – and so are the annual local community giving days: Omaha Gives! on May 23 and Give to Lincoln Day on May 31. Community giving events like these are amazing opportunities for both nonprofits and

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