This short video describes how child welfare agencies can operationalize the four tiers of family engagement.
We believe that every child deserves a safe and permanent family. Leaders from the field routinely ask questions about how to support practices and policies that strengthen permanency outcomes and reduce re-entries into care. The documents featured here reflect responses to inquiries about best practices for helping children safely return to permanent, loving homes and remain there.
These brief videos talk about why it is important to recognize the strengths within each family.
This strategy brief provides information about key elements of kinship navigator programs, jurisdictional examples, and evaluation outcomes.
This issue brief explores the importance of placement stability and the challenges that prevent it.
This strategy brief discusses the core elements of effective family search and engagement and highlights a number of effective approaches.
This strategy brief highlights promising approaches that have demonstrated a positive impact in improving placement stability.
This issue brief describes tools to help child protection agencies identify the right first placement and improve placement stability.
This strategy brief describes the key strategies and lessons learned that Virginia employed to reduce reliance on congregate care.
All children deserve to grow up in a home-based setting. Learn how New Jersey decreased congregate care usage by 45 percent.
All children deserve to grow up in a loving, permanent family. This brief identifies strategies to achieve timely permanency.
The Parents for Parents program matches parents who have been reunified with those newly involved with child welfare to provide support and guidance.
Mobile Response and Stabilization Services provides immediate support to stabilize children in crisis and keep them safe at home.
This bright spot describes how Georgia and Alabama created a border agreement to expedite placement of children with kin across state lines.
This list provides key resources for leaders to consider when evaluating the impact of substance abuse on child welfare.
Learn about practice, program and three-branch strategies to safely reduce the number of children living in congregate care settings.
The relationship between congregate care and vulnerability to sex trafficking can be cyclical; this information packet explores the issue.
This information packet provides an overview of congregate care use in child welfare, research about youth outcomes and selected resources.
Learn about Ohio’s Sobriety, Treament and Reducing Trauma intervention to address the opioid epidemic.
Parental rights restoration is an option for some youth when parents have addressed the issues that led to the termination of their rights.
This resource list provides guidance about family visitation for youth involved in both child welfare and juvenile justice.