In Fall 2017, the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) created The Division of Child and Family Well-Being (CFWB), which aims to engage families before they ever reach the child welfare system by focusing on the factors that contribute to well-being through primary prevention strategies. A large part of this work is carried out through community and family engagement, public awareness campaigns and subsidized early childhood education, as well as promotion of equity strategies. Rooted in the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to quality resources and opportunities that enhance their capacity to thrive, CFWB provides and links to primary supports for families and communities to promote child and family well-being, reduce child maltreatment, and minimize child welfare system involvement.
As part of this work ACS funds 11 Community Partnership Programs (CPP) throughout New York City. CPPs are community coalitions that function as local hubs to coordinate services and resources, and that serve as ambassadors to the community, advocates for families, and advisors to ACS and the City. CPPs are partnerships with local communities to ensure that everyone – from ACS and other City agencies to community providers, faith-based groups and local leaders – is involved in supporting children and families.
CIDI partnered with ACS to create Community Profiles for each of the 11 CPPs. These profiles serve as a data resource to inform inclusive strategic planning led by local stakeholders.
The profiles include data related to well-being and participation in select City programs, as well as resource maps that identify community assets such as parks, health clinics, libraries and City-funded social services. Each profile includes a demographic overview and four sections that correspond to the core components of a the Two-Generation Approach, which are education, health and well-being, social and cultural connections, and economic assets. There is also a section on child welfare and juvenile justice that looks at involvement in ACS programs.
In each section, data is provided for the City, Community District, and Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTA), which are smaller geographical units within communities that reflect neighborhood names more often familiar to those who live there. The Data User Guide also showcases methodologies, such as calculations of rates and percentages, and reliability. Indicators were selected based on the reliability of indicator values, frequency of data updates and public accessibility to the data.
East Harlem Community Profile (MN11)
St. George/Stapleton Community Profile (SI01)