Talbot Family Network

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The mission of the Talbot Family Network is, through collaboration with public and private entities, to identify and develop support systems for a healthy, safe, caring and equitable community for all Talbot County children and families.


About the Talbot Family Network

Talbot Family Network concentrates on prevention, early intervention and intervention services to children, youth and families in Talbot County. Tasks include planning, developing and monitoring family-oriented, community-based programs that are culturally relevant.  To prevent fragmented and duplicated services in the county, Talbot Family Network serves as the coordinating body for community-level grants and initiatives.

Collaborating with Talbot Family Network, a number of community task forces develop long-range plans based on proven or innovative strategies as well as on previously collected local, regional, state and national data. These efforts focus on two outcomes: Families are Safe and Economically Stable, Youth will Complete School, Youth have Opportunities for Employment and Career Readiness and Healthy Children.

Role of Talbot Family Network in Talbot County

Local Management Boards receive an annual allocation of State funding from Children’s Cabinet.  Each Local Management Board is then responsible for ensuring that services are provided to families in its jurisdiction. In addition, as more funds are identified and secured, the Local Management Board must carry out these responsibilities:

  • To continually assess the needs and identify gaps in services to children, youth and families in Talbot County.
  • To develop and enhance communication between and among agencies and organizations that serve children, youth and families through partnership building.
  • To plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs and services that benefit children, youth and families so as to improve child and family outcomes.
  • To secure, distribute and monitor public/private funding for the benefit of children, youth and families.
  • To provide information to the public on the status of services for children, youth and families.

History of Talbot Family Network

Local Management Boards were established in response to SB 588 and HB 1055 to reform the State’s Human Service Delivery System for children and families in Maryland. The Mid Shore Council for Children, Youth and Families served as the regional Local Management Board beginning in 1990. The five county governments of Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties appointed Board members to the Mid Shore Council for Children, Youth and Families. Caroline County created its own Local Management Board in July 1996.

On March 13, 1997, the Talbot County Council notified the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families of their intent to establish a Local Management Board in Talbot County. The Talbot County Local Management Board was established in July 1997. In June 1998, the Board changed the name to the Talbot Family Network.

Talbot Family Network Data and Community Plans

FY 21 Data Review: FY 21 Results and Indicators Data Review

FY 20 Data Review: FY 20 Results and Indicators Data Review
FY 20 TFN Community Forum Summary
FY 20 TFN Community Survey Results By Race
FY 20 TFN Focus Group Summary
FY 19 Data Review: FY 19 Results and Indicators Data Review
FY 18 Data Review: FY 18 Results and Indicators Data Review
FY 17 Data Review: FY 17 Results and Indicators Data Review
FY 16 Community Plan: TFN FY16 Community Plan
FY 16 Community Plan Executive Summary: TFN FY16 Community Plan Executive Summary


Talbot Family Network Board 

Chair – Marlene Thomas
Vice Chair – Kathryn Dilley

Information for Board meetings:
The TFN Board generally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). The public is welcome.

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Agendas and Minutes for FY21                                         
September 2020
October 20, 2020
No November Meeting
No December Meeting
January 19, 2021
February 16, 2021
March 5, 2021 – CHANGED: No longer the 16th
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021
June 15, 2021

Agendas and Minutes for FY20
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
No December meeting
January 2020
February 2020
March 17, 2020 – meeting cancelled due to Covid-19
April 21, 2020 – meeting cancelled due to Covid-19
May 2020
June 2020

Agendas and Minutes for FY19
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
No meeting in December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 16, 2019
May 2019
June 2019
No meetings in July and August 2019

Agendas and Minutes for FY18
September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018

Agendas and Minutes for FY17
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017
June 2017

Contact Us

Talbot Family Network
ATTN: Nancy Andrew
c/o County Manager’s Office
Courthouse – South Wing
11 North Washington Street
Easton, Maryland 21601
Phone: (410) 770-6870
E-mail:   talbotfamilynetwork@talbotcountymd.gov

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