Learn how the Quality Parenting Initiative cultivates excellent parenting and supports caregivers to improve permanency for youth in care.
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.
This Q&A explores strategies to ensure excellent parenting for children in foster care, and to support relationships with birth parents.
Learn how family-based residential treatment for parental substance use disorder can keep families together and improve outcomes.
Research highlights how quality legal representation for parents can improve permanency for children and reduce time in foster care.
Learn how a residential treatment center is helping tribal parents recover from substance use disorder with their children.
This brief describes an innovative program that allows children to remain at home while their parents undergo substance use treatment.
Barbara Andrade DuBransky, director of Family Supports at First 5 LA, describes the county’s constellation of home visiting programs.
Children’s first and only placement should be with family. This jurisdiction scan describes strategies to place children with family.
All teen parents need support when they become parents. Learn about effective programs that meet the needs of pregnant and parenting youth.
This short video describes how child welfare agencies can operationalize the four tiers of family engagement.
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.