Co-developed with parents, this brief highlights the impacts of language and why certain terms used in child welfare should be reconsidered.
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.
Explore how sharing data across systems can lead to more community-based, proactive support for families.
Learn findings from a national survey in which three stakeholder groups voiced the systemic challenges faced by child welfare.
This appendix lists training topics and approaches that eight parent partner programs use during new parent partner onboarding.
Explore the four key pillars of ChiByDesign’s approach to successful co-design with people with lived experience.
Learn how multidisciplinary preventive legal advocacy programs support families in addressing and mitigating legal issues upstream.
Learn how New York City leveraged Family Enrichment Centers and Community Partnerships to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn about the three main sources of funding that are used to support parent partner programs.
Explore how various parent partner programs recruit, train, and support the parents who serve as peer mentors to other parents.
This learning exchange explores the “seven levers” that are key to ending the need for group placements in child welfare.
Learn from a participatory qualitative research report about the impacts of institutional placement on youth who experienced them.
Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation, reflects on the Indian Child Welfare Act and its importance to the Navajo Nation.
Understand how access to fundamental and tangible economic supports can strengthen families and reduce child maltreatment.
Learn from five state agencies about their strategies for implementing the QRTP requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act.
Learn how organizations, partners, and key stakeholders can assess their readiness to co-design with people with lived experience.
Understand how the Family First Prevention Services Act supports Indiana’s commitment to deliver evidence-based services to families.
Explore a variety of our resources related to parent partner programs.
Explore how My Community Cares supports and strengthens families in Louisiana through community-based programs and services.
Learn findings from a study that examined how state-level policies can impact the number of child maltreatment reports and substantiations.
Ann Silverberg Williamson shares what she has learned about leadership, values, and transformation efforts during times of crisis.