This information packet helps in selecting and implementing child screening and assessment tools to inform case decision-making.
We work in support of a range of public, private, tribal and community partners to safely reduce the need for foster care and prevent recurrence of maltreatment. Leaders from the field routinely ask questions about practices and policies that improve safety outcomes for children. The documents featured here reflect responses to inquiries about how to keep children safe.
This information packet provides an overview of the tools tribal child welfare agencies use to assess safety of the children in their care.
This packet provides information about evidence-informed programs that aim to keep children safe and families together.
Hotline systems provide the first contact between the public and the child protection agency; this strategy brief outlines key elements.
Given the high rate of psychotropic medication use by youth in out-of-home care, it is vital to establish effective oversight plans.
Explore strategies, jurisdictional examples and resources for making progress in reducing unplanned teen pregnancy among youth in care.
Research indicates that differential response leads to improved family engagement and reduced entries into foster care. Browse resources.
This information packet provides guidance, strategies and examples of how jurisdictions are addressing youth who run away from care.