Lessons from other fields

A child protection agency’s mandate to keep children safe from harm is complex and nuanced, and involves multiple layers of collaboration with other systems and sectors. While many issues are unique to the child welfare context and constructs, expertise from leaders in other fields that have successfully addressed similar challenges may help inform and accelerate progress toward building a 21st century child and family well-being system. This suite of resources explores innovations and cutting-edge strategies from other fields that can be applied to pressing child protection issues to support system transformation.

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How can Medicaid-funded services support children, youth, and families involved with child protection?

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How can behavioral science be used to improve decision making in child welfare?

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Are there parallels between hiring and child protection processes that can help reduce bias and narrow child welfare’s front door?

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States can ensure consistent health care coverage for children in foster care by implementing continuous eligibility for Medcaid or CHIP.

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This brief describes how Medicaid funds can support residential treatment programs and outlines considerations for FFPSA implementation.

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Behavioral science offers ideas to improve the recruitment process for foster and adoptive parents in child welfare.

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Behavioral science offers insights into the hotline, screening, and investigation and assessment decision points in child welfare.

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Behavioral science can inform system design to improve placement decisions and placement stability for children in foster care.

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Learn how the use of Medicaid state plan amendments and waivers can support children in foster care.

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States can ensure consistent health care coverage for children in foster care by implementing continuous eligibility for Medcaid or CHIP.

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This brief describes how Medicaid funds can support residential treatment programs and outlines considerations for FFPSA implementation.

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Behavioral science offers ideas to improve the recruitment process for foster and adoptive parents in child welfare.

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Behavioral science offers insights into the hotline, screening, and investigation and assessment decision points in child welfare.

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Behavioral science can inform system design to improve placement decisions and placement stability for children in foster care.

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Learn how the use of Medicaid state plan amendments and waivers can support children in foster care.

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