Learn about strategies child protection agencies can pursue as they move through a consent decree litigation process.
We believe that a skilled and stable child welfare workforce supported by quality-focused agency environments are key to improved outcomes for children and families. Leaders from the field have asked for resources on building healthy organizations. The documents featured here reflect responses to inquiries about developing an effective workforce and building data-informed infrastructure so that child welfare agencies function at their best.
Explore ways that agencies can implement the principles of safety science in order to encourage a workplace culture of safety and trust.
Learn from the experiences of child welfare agency leaders who are applying the principles of safety science within their organizations.
Learn about the partnership between Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families and the state Legislature, and why it is essential.
This brief examines the parallels that exist between strategies for hiring staff and decision-making processes in child protection.
Learn how D.C.’s child protection agency implemented a CQI system that focuses on family support and on preventing child removal.
In two videos, Tiffany Goodpasture explains how mindful organizing is being used at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.
Explore our Questions from the Field resources to learn more about the child welfare workforce.
Mindful organizing supports better decision-making and service delivery, which lead to better child safety and improved family well-being.
Learn how several agencies successfully reduced backlogs that resulted from overdue child protective services investigations.
Learn how a residential treatment program for children with behavioral health challenges shifted its practice toward parent engagement.
In this Q&A, David Sanders is interviewed about how child welfare agencies can improve their partnerships with birth parents.
In this Q&A, Timothy Phipps describes the importance of involving parents, especially fathers, in designing the child welfare system.
Learn how a residential treatment program changed its business model, practice, and culture to better serve youth and families.
San Diego County’s Safety-Organized Practice model builds partnerships between families and child welfare using a strengths-based approach.
This appendix provides a brief summary of the research on individual parent partner programs.
Parent partners can guide parents through a difficult time and instill hope. Learn more about parent partner programs in this issue brief.
Pay for Success expands a recovery program that allows children to remain at home with parents undergoing treatment for substance use.
Learn how Allegheny County achieved a kin-first culture shift in this Q&A with Marc Cherna, director of Department of Human Services.
This Q&A with Marc Cherna describes how he developed his leadership style to achieve his vision and drive change in Allegheny County.