Frequent newsletters at both the statewide and local levels have been found to be an important communication tool throughout the Linkages initiative. Design your own way to keep staff and stakeholders informed by referring to these resources as examples.

County Newsletters

Los Angeles County Linkages Newsletter: Interdepartmental newsletter developed by Los Angeles County to share success stories, helpful hints and coordination strategies for Linkages. This publication is distributed county-wide through their intranet.

Tulare County Linkages Newsletter: Quarterly newsletter produced by the TulareWORKs / Child Welfare Collaboration to inform staff of families’ success, program status and upcoming milestones.

Keeping Linked Newsletters

Below is a list of our newsletters, five of which have been linked to PDF copies.  If you would like to see any of the others please contact us at linkages.support@cfpic.org.

2007

November
  • Fall Convening summary
  • Intranet introduction
  • Success Story Santa Clara
December
  • Federal Grantee meeting in Washington DC Summary
  • Linkages A Valuable Bridge
  • Success Story: Santa Clara county

2008

January
  • Local Evaluation to Support Sustainability
  • Statewide Evaluation
February
  • Linkages (Sacto/SF/Stan) presentation to CDSS staff
  • When Dinosaurs walked the Earth: story of the split Welfare and CWS
  • Success Story – Orange County
March
  • CalWORKS: Child Only cases
  • Survey responses to Coordinators on TA Call priorities
April
  • Sonoma County Linkages
  • TANF Final Rule
  • SF Success Story
May
  • Tehama County Linkages
  • CFSR (Federal) Review
  • Calaveras Success Story
June
  • Fresno County Linkages
  • Snapshot analysis
  • Mini-Convening summary
September

2009

January
  • A year of Hope
  • Highlight 2008 Implementation Survey
  • CalWORKs Partnership Summit presentation
February
  • San Bernardino County Linkages
  • Supporting Fathers: Topic of Interest call summary
March
  • Federal Grantee Meeting overview
  • County Perspective: Federal Grantee mtg
  • RCFFP: Free Training/Basic orientation and CCP
April
  • Contra Costa Linkages
  • Evaluation-Topic of Interest call summary
  • Economic Crises puts Children at Risk – Edelman/Op-ED
May

2010

January
  • Sonoma County Linkages
  • SF County Linkages
  • SF Story on Collaboration
  • Maintaining Momentum: Topic of Interest call summary
February
  • Evaluation Highlights: Fall Implementation Survey
  • Communication Survey says…
  • Family Engagement Guidelines ACIN 1-70-09
  • IV-E Training ACIN 09-08 opens training reimbursement for CWS partners including CalWorks/WTW
  • Linkages Outcomes Worksheet: Topic of interest call summary
March
  • Real Families/Real Involvement: the them of the Parents Leadership conference: role of parent partners
  • Earned Income Tax Credit: strategy to assist vulnerable families
April
  • Making the Linkages Video
  • Creating Peer Support groups
May
  • Los Angeles: Moving Linkages Forward
  • Non-Recurrent Short-Term Benefits
June
July
  • AB 429 Peer Cluster Topic of Interest call summary
  • Evaluation Peer Cluster summary
  • CalWORKs Exemption Peer Cluster summary
  • Success Stories: (an important strategy to keeping Linkages visible)
August
  • Evaluation highlights -2010
  • Outcome Worksheets
  • Parenting Help for Mothers Living in Poverty
  • Poster Board highlights
September
  • Presentation at the Chicago ISM Conference
  • Fall Convening to be used as Site Visit by Feds
October
November
  • Fresno – Opportunity to Sustain Linkages/Linkages team presents to Executive team
  • Evaluation Highlights 2010 Organizational Change survey/Leadership
  • Success stories – Fresno
December
  • Children Living in Poverty
  • Child Poverty Chart
  • Data Source: CWS/CMS Dynamic reporting system UCBerkeley
  • Data/Evaluation Peer Cluster summary
  • Coordinated Case Planning Peer Cluster summary

2011

January
  • Ringing in the New Year: Challenges for Linkages
  • Sustaining Linkages (repeat 2007 article)
  • Two bills: AB 2322 –Adds CalWORKs to MDT and AB 2229 that changes MDT to 2 or more
February
  • Poverty in America
  • Highlights of Fall Staff Survey
  • Data/Evaluation Peer Cluster Summary
March
  • CAPP and Linkages (how they might interface)
  • Supporting Families/Protecting Children
  • Data/Evaluation Peer Cluster summary
April
  • Federal Grantee Meeting summary
  • Interoperability Executive Order 13565
  • Linking to the CAPP
May Linkages Project team presentation at Family Connection Grantees in Washington DC “If we knew Then…”

  • Potential Harm to Families – CWDA Self-Sufficiency Committee
  • Implementation Science
  • Story Boards
June
  • Evaluation Highlights from Spring Final Survey
  • Linkages Toolkit
  • Linkages selected by Children’s Bureau for special research
September
  • What’s Next for the Linkages Project
  • San Francisco’s Case Coordination Meetings
  • Charlie Metzger Retirement
  • Stanislaus County Success Story