Learn findings from a study that examined how state-level policies can impact the number of child maltreatment reports and substantiations.
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.
Ann Silverberg Williamson shares what she has learned about leadership, values, and transformation efforts during times of crisis.
This webinar deepens our understanding of parent partner programs and their positive effects on families impacted by child welfare.
Learn how leadership in New Jersey developed an array of home visiting programs to meet the diverse needs families with young children.
Learn about the steps Santa Clara County is taking to eliminate group and institutional placements as options for youth in foster care.
David Sanders discusses how child protection agencies and providers can move upstream to provide proactive support for families.
Understand how de-identifying case information during removal decision meetings reduced disparities among children entering care.
When public health nurses accompany caseworkers on investigations, the results can be beneficial to child and family well-being.
Judge Ernestine S. Gray of New Orleans shares the values and beliefs that guide her work to strengthen communities and families.
Review findings from an article describing how child removal decisions are based on inconsistent standards and practices among states.
Learn how Sacramento County CPS supports the community-led Black Child Legacy Campaign to reduce preventable deaths among Black children.
This brief summarizes key considerations for delivering virtual services and supports to families.
Learn from a study that examines how requiring child support payments to child protection agencies can impact time to permanency.
San Diego’s child protection agency partners with 2-1-1 to support families involved in unsubstantiated reports to the hotline.
This resource highlights the tremendous costs of child abuse and neglect and the benefits of investing in programs aimed at children and families.
Learn from a study that examines the effect that refundable Earned Income Tax Credits have on the rate of children entering foster care.
Learn about the key elements of successful parent partner programs that offer support, guidance, and hope to birth parents.
States can ensure consistent health care coverage for children in foster care by implementing continuous eligibility for Medcaid or CHIP.
This brief describes Medicaid financing and covered services for children involved with a child protection agency.
Learn how the use of Medicaid state plan amendments and waivers can support children in foster care.