In this Q&A, leaders from Bravehearts and The Children’s Village describe their partnership in lifting up voices of young people in care.
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Learn about the key elements of kinship navigator programs, jurisdictional examples, and evaluation outcomes.
Learn how several jurisdictions are implementing strategies to recruit and retain a strong child welfare workforce.
Learn about child welfare workforce turnover, its challenges to child protection agencies, and the impact it has on children and families.
Learn about program development and funding stream recommendations from kinship navigator program experts in several states.
Learn about the impact of substance use disorder on families, and some strategies and policies to improve outcomes for those affected by it.
Learn from research that explores how policies that reduce child poverty would result in lower involvement with child protective services.
Learn lessons from a research report that are adaptable to child welfare on how to successfully engage people with lived experience.
Explore strategies, jurisdictional examples, and resources for making progress in reducing unplanned teen pregnancy among youth in care.
Explore how agencies serving children and families can reduce barriers to contracting with small community-based organizations.
Learn from an analysis that evaluated the accuracy of decisions of a central hotline to screen in or screen out reports that come in.
Understand the benefits of employing youth peer mentors to support young people impacted by the child welfare system.
Explore the importance of placement stability for youth in care and the factors that can affect it.
Explore the promising approaches that have demonstrated a positive impact in improving placement stability.
Learn how three jurisdictions are leveraging the Family First Prevention Services Act to serve families through community pathways.
Explore our Questions from the Field resources related to engaging people with lived expertise.
Explore our Questions from the Field resources related to prioritizing kinship placements.
Learn how child protection agencies can support children whose parent or primary caregiver is incarcerated.
Explore strategies for supporting relationships and visits between children in out-of-home care and parents who are incarcerated.
This Q&A explores how Rise, a parent-led organization in New York City, works to influence and make changes to the child welfare system.