In this leadership Q & A, BJ Walker, director of Illinois DCFS, shares her perspectives regarding the importance of Family First.
Transforming child welfare systems
We need systems transformation in child welfare. We believe forward-thinking, innovative leaders can work in partnership across a variety of sectors to create a 21st century child welfare system. The resources featured here reflect responses to inquiries about developing ideas, accelerating progress, improving outcomes, and moving their systems and communities toward the vision of a transformed child welfare system.
This webinar series details how two jurisdictions have approached evidence-based practice implementation in preparation for Family First.
Dr. Joia Crear-Perry explores issues of race, maternal and child health disparities, and how we can address bias in our work with families.
Dr. Deborah Daro, senior research fellow at Chapin Hall, outlines the goals of a public health approach to child welfare.
This webinar highlights the opportunity to submit comments on FFPSA’s National Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards.
This brief describes strategies for creating a trauma-informed agency across all levels, related tools, and promising results in states.
This webinar highlights the important opportunity to submit comments to the federal government on FFPSA’s Clearinghouse for Evidence-Based Practices.
This webinar shares key elements of FFPSA and approaches from two states in reducing reliance on congregate care and advancing prevention.
Determining the effectiveness of your policies, programs, or practices can inform decisions about how best to use limited resources.
Using programs with reliable research evidence can help child welfare leaders use resources more efficiently and improve outcomes.
Too often, the field has operated reactively instead of proactively. Learn more about organizational change management.
Readiness indicators can be assessed through a range of strategies. Explore these resources and tools for child welfare settings.