Learn how Medicaid can be a key funding source for peer support services for youth in foster care.
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.
Learn how Connecticut integrated trauma-informed practices throughout its child welfare system with an innovative approach.
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.
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.
Explore our Questions from the field resources related to trauma-informed care.
Read summaries of child welfare class action litigation, by jurisdiction.
Explore a variety of our resources related to child welfare financing.
Learn how Connecticut DCF is making their work towards racial justice a key component of their department.
Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic leveraged new ways of engaging virtually to support children and families.
ideas42 outlines strategies from behavioral science for reducing stressors on child welfare staff.
Explore best practices for collecting and using longitudinal data to assess outcomes for families.
Learn about key strategies New Jersey DCF has implemented to keep a low rate of turnover among its child welfare workforce.
Explore a variety of our resources related to safety science and promoting a safety culture within child welfare agencies.
Learn how applying methods of coaching within child protection agencies can have significant positive effects on professional development.
Read summaries from several jurisdictions that use coaching models to train and develop their child protection agency staff.
New York has found that casework teaming can help child welfare staff better meet the needs of the children and families they serve.
Learn how a casework teaming model for child welfare have been implemented in counties across New York.