Explore outcomes from research looking at child maltreatment referral sources by profession.
We strive to help agencies and communities deploy integrated, collaborative responses that improve the lives of children and families. Safely reducing the number of children in foster care requires alignment of the three branches of government along with the community. The resources featured here reflect responses to inquiries from leaders about how to work effectively across executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government to better serve children and families and build Communities of Hope.
Explore resources on the topic of trauma-informed, healing-centered child welfare systems that can be used to inform policy and practice.
Explore guiding principles that child protection agencies should follow when providing trauma-informed, healing-centered services.
Learn how child protection agencies can implement a trauma-informed, healing-centered approach to support children and families.
Learn from a study that found lower reported levels of social support among both LGBTQ+ and Black youth who are alumni of foster care.
In this Q&A, leaders from Bravehearts and The Children’s Village describe their partnership in lifting up voices of young people in care.
Understand the benefits of employing youth peer mentors to support young people impacted by the child welfare system.
Learn how three jurisdictions are leveraging the Family First Prevention Services Act to serve families through community pathways.
Explore how the Crossover Youth Practice Model provides a coordinated approach to effectively serving crossover youth.
Learn findings from a national survey in which stakeholders identified important evidence gaps in child welfare research.
Learn why and how child welfare agencies should partner with school districts to provide stable educational experiences.
This information packet provides guidance on how to help youth in foster care keep their academic credits when they have to change schools.
Explore how family success centers in Washington D.C. neighborhoods work with community partners to provide upstream support to families.
Discover how spouses of governors bring attention to the importance of improving child and family well-being in their states.
Learn how the spouses of six governors are working to advance child and family well-being in their states.
Learn how agencies can prepare to involve and share power with youth through youth advisory boards.
Learn about steps agencies can take to prepare for youth involvement in their systems change efforts.
Learn how to invest in youth partners to improve and transform the child welfare system.
Jeremy Kohomban, President and CEO of Children’s Village, explains how Family First can catalyze the transformation of residential care.
Learn why faith-based organizations are community assets and how partnerships with them can serve families in need.