Team for West Virginia Children, Inc.

Good beginnings last a lifetime.

aka TEAM   |   Huntington, WV   |  www.teamwv.org

Mission

The TEAM for West Virginia Children is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to work with communities and families to promote and advance the well-being of children, making their needs and healthy development a priority.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Ms. Laurie McKeown

Main address

PO Box 1653 1002 Third Avenue

Huntington, WV 25717 USA

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Formerly known as

Cabell County Child Protection Team

EIN

55-0663886

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TEAM for West Virginia Children envisions West Virginia as a state where all children can grow and thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships, free from abuse and neglect, so they will achieve their maximum potential as adults. To promote that vision, TEAM operates and partners with multiple statewide programs that provide services, free of charge, with a focus of making the needs and healthy development of children a priority. Over the 30 plus years of our existence, we have served thousands of children and families, providing the opportunity for great childhoods.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

TEAM for West Virginia Children

The TEAM is an umbrella organization for programs that serve our mission. We have five major programs: Mountain State Healthy Families, Western Regional CASA, Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia, West Virginia Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association and Partners in Community Outreach. More about each of these programs as well as others under our umbrella can be found at www.teamwv.org.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

All children have a right to a permanent home with loving people to care for them. But on any given day in West Virginia has more than 6,000 children who are living outside their home either in foster care or institutions. Many are victims of abuse or neglect who wind up in court through no fault of their own.

It is up to a judge to decide their future. Should they remain in foster care? Should they be returned home – or be adopted? Sometimes a child can remain adrift in foster care for months, even years.

That’s where CASA and CASA volunteers come in.

CASA volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates for children—trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to speak up for abused, neglected and dependent children in court.

CASA serves children in Boone, Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Putnam, Calhoun, Mason, Roane and Wayne counties.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Mountain State Healthy Families is an accredited in-home family education program offered free of charge to families in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, and Wayne Counties in WV.

Mountain State Healthy Families is part of the Healthy Families America (HFA) network. HFA programs are located in over 430 communities in 35 states, DC and Canada. The HFA accreditation is public recognition by PCA America that a home visitation program is following best practice standards as established by over 20 years of research into what really works in intensive home visitation.
HFA Program Goals:

Build and sustain community partnerships to systematically engage families in home visiting services prenatally or at birth.
Cultivate and strengthen nurturing parent-child relationships.
Promote healthy childhood growth and development.
Enhance family functioning by reducing risk and building protective factors.

The Staff of Healthy Families America programs:

Ensure families have a medical provider;
Share information on children’s development processes;
Assist families in identifying their baby’s needs and obtaining certain resources;
Support families in the home while they respond to their child’s and their own needs;
Share ideas on caring for babies, toddlers, and young children;
Link families with other resources in the community for assistance with job placement, identification of day care providers, etc.;
Assist families in following up with recommended immunization schedules; and
Help families feel more empowered.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia (PCA-WV) works to give children good beginnings by strengthening families and communities. This is done by implementing innovative strategies in the areas of:

Effective programs
Public engagement
Sound public policy

Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia is a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, a national leader in building awareness, providing education, and inspiring hope in everyone involved in the effort to keep children free from abuse and neglect.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Partners in Community Outreach is the coalition of West Virginia research-based In-Home Family Education programs.
What is In-Home Family Education?

In-Home Family Education is a voluntary program providing parenting education and support to families who are expecting an infant and/or have young children in their homes. These programs build protective factors which enable families to deal more successfully with whatever challenges arise. In-Home Family Education is a powerful strategy to promote positive childhood experiences; thereby reducing the need for more costly services.
What do In-Home Family Educators do?

In-Home Family Educators help parents understand their role as their child’s first and most important teacher. They provide information and support in such areas as prenatal care, child health, early learning and literacy, and child development and behavior. They help connect families to resources in their community and help families stay together safely. This is done by emphasizing each family’s strengths and helping them reach their goals.

The vision of Partners in Community Outreach is that every West Virginia family from pregnancy until children are at least three years of age has the opportunity to participate in a high-quality In-Home Family Education program in their local community.

The mission of Partners in Community Outreach is to build the capacity and influence of research-based In-Home Family Education programs in West Virginia to improve the health and well-being of our young children and their families.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

The West Virginia Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association is committed to building the capacity of professional development to support and meet the needs of all children and families.
Purpose

To promote and support nurturing relationships for all infants and toddlers to provide the essential formative context in which every infant and toddler acquires the basic emotional, cognitive, and social capacities and attitudes that influence all later development;
To provide an interdisciplinary infant and toddler mental health organization that facilitates, supports, and encourages cooperation, coordination, and collaboration among those concerned with promoting the optimal development of infants and toddlers and their families;
To promote the recognition and better understanding of mental health issues for infants and toddlers through the development and implementation of a voluntary endorsement program based on levels of education, training, work experience, and knowledge appropriate to the delivery of high quality, culturally competent, and relationship-focused services to infants and toddlers and their caregivers;
To sponsor and promote activities that will enhance the professional capacities of individuals providing relationship-based services to infants and toddlers and their caregivers;
To provide a forum for interaction and study among mental health, public health, education, and social services professionals and others regarding scientific, educational, and clinical relationship-based work with infants and toddlers and their caregivers;
To provide a forum for promoting the application of infant and toddler mental health principles within services for preschool age children;
To publish educational newsletters, journals, and other materials that promote an increased understanding of infant and toddler mental health issues or that are otherwise consistent with the purposes of the Association;
To support infant and toddler mental health initiatives by joining other infant mental health associations in the United States as a member of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of home visits by Mountain State Healthy Families staff.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Families

Related Program

Mountain State Healthy Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families enrolled in the Mountain State Healthy Families program.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Related Program

Mountain State Healthy Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families completing the Mountain State Healthy Families program.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Related Program

Mountain State Healthy Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

TEAM’s objectives are to:
• Build healthy families.
• Invest in creating nurturing environments for children.
• Provide support for parents and caregivers to help them do a good job raising children.
• Provide advocacy for children who have been abused.
• Advocate for sound public policy that enhances our mission.
• Educate the public in making children’s needs a priority.

Priority 1: Implement and maintain effective education, intervention and prevention programs.

Priority 2: Build a solid, diversified funding base.

Priority 3: Provide staff, volunteers and adequate resources to meet the needs of the TEAM.

Priority 4: Develop and maintain board effectiveness and promote growth of individual members.

Priority 5: Develop and maintain a high public profile.

Priority 6: Influence public policy to achieve our vision.

Priority 7: Be the leader in child abuse prevention.
(Note: The numbers do not reflect a prioritizing of the Priorities. They are simply for ease of identification.)

The TEAM for West Virginia Children has a team of 46 people, not including volunteers, with a budget of $3,352,336 with which to achieve our goals. Housed in Huntington, West Virginia, the TEAM also has 5 satellite offices to facilitate our work. The quality of our work is monitored by outside agencies who accredit, charter or certify our programs. This is accomplished following proof of compliance and a self assessment along with site-visit inspections.

The TEAM started small and expanded gradually with a diverse funding stream. We began with one part-time employee with a budget of $25,000 in 1986 and have grown to our present position as the state's leader in child abuse prevention programs.

We've grown from 1 part-time employee with a budget of $25,000 to a team of 46 people working with a budget in excess of $3,000,000. We have established ourselves as the state leader in child abuse prevention and expect to continue existing programing and exploring new programs as funding allows.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Team for West Virginia Children, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Cathy Burns

City of Huntington

Term: 2018 - 2022

Melanie Akers

Hoops Family Children's Hospital

Cathy Burns

City of Huntington

Jo Dee Gottlieb

Marshall University Social Work Program

Beth Hammers

Marshall Health

Barbara Hoeft

H3 LLC

Cindy LeGrand

Bright Futures/WV Birth to 3

Martha Woodward

Jenna Misiti

Valley Health Systems

Jolaina Russell

Ryan Saxe

Cabell County Schools

Michael Bonner

Assured Partners of WV

Christopher Ball

Edward Jones

Jarrett Gerlach

Marshall Pediatrics

Kevin Kidd

Jenkins Fenstermaker PLLC

Lindsay Lee

AT&T

Kathy Moore

City of Huntington

Peter Ray

Marshall Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Jenette Williams

Bullseye Total Media

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/14/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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