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How did Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families and the state Legislature advance a strong relationship to the benefit of children and families?
The Community Opportunity Map
This interactive tool highlights the aspects of communities associated with safe children and strong families. Learn more about yours.
What is the role of the child protection agency in the Black Child Legacy Campaign?
Learn how Sacramento County CPS supports the community-led Black Child Legacy Campaign to reduce preventable deaths among Black children.
How is the Black Child Legacy Campaign saving lives and advancing equity in Sacramento?
Learn about Sacramento’s community-driven approach to reducing preventable deaths among African American children.
What are some effective strategies for older youth adoption?
Learn about some of the strategies that are effective in securing permanent adoptions among older youth.
Do prior maltreatment reports serve as a risk factor for child fatalities?
Learn from a study that examines the relationship between nonfatal maltreatment allegations and child fatalities in young children.
Does a state’s social policy regime impact involvement with child welfare?
Learn from a research study that explores whether state-level social policies impact frequency and characteristics of child protection interventions.
What do we know about services administered virtually?
This brief summarizes key considerations for delivering virtual services and supports to families.
Is it possible to modify neighborhood-level characteristics to reduce the rate of child maltreatment?
Explore findings from a study that suggests that strategies implemented at a neighborhood-level may effectively decrease child maltreatment.
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