Developmental Screening for All: Workforce Development

This is the fourth and final post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and connection to services in King County. We are so excited to now share back what we heard in a week long series. Whether you are simply curious to know what developmental screening is or contributed to our information gathering, we want to share our findings with you in a transparent way to help lay the groundwork for our way forward. Today we look at the importance of workforce development.

Developmental Screening for All: Building an Equitable System for Developmental Screening, Referral, and Connection

This is the third post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and connection to services in King County. We are so excited to now share back what we heard in a week long series. Whether you are simply curious to know what developmental screening is or contributed to our information gathering, we want to share our findings with you in a transparent way to help lay the groundwork for our way forward. Today we look at how we are building an equitable system to connect all the dots.

Developmental Screening for All: Leading with Equity

The second post in our “Developmental Screening for All” series looks at leading with equity. Best Starts heard from hundreds of parents, caregivers and service providers that work directly with families with young children. One of the things we heard loud and clear is the need for more investments in equitable screening, referral and service practices. Here is a personal story for why this matters!

Developmental Screening for All: A Strength-Based Approach

For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and connection to services in King County. We are so excited to now share back what we heard in a week long series. Whether you are simply curious to know what developmental screening is or contributed to our information gathering, we want to share our findings with you in a transparent way to help lay the groundwork for our way forward. Today we kick off the series by looking at our strength-based approach.

Language Community Liaisons: A Pilot Project

Best Starts is trying something new for King County. We are piloting a Language Community Liaison Project.  The Language Community Liaisons help Best Starts strengthen connections to specific language communities, many of whom have been historically underserved or underrepresented in King County. Embracing a relationship focused approach, the liaisons act as a bridge between their communities and the County. Learn more!

Connecting Families to Services: Help Me Grow Is Happening!

King County is now an official Help Me Grow member! Why is this exciting? Help Me Grow is a national model. Now that King County is an approved member, we can move forward working with communities and families to build Help Me Grow in King County so that families can access the support they need, when, how and where they need it. When communities, families and caregivers build Help Me Grow, they can make it work best for them. Read on to meet the people behind Help Me Grow and learn more.