There is no other relationship with greater significance in our lives than those we have with our families—whether they are our birth or chosen families. They should serve as the anchor in our lives, as the lifeline to everything else we accomplish. As ...

Category:Family Teaming

School Discipline and Youth in Foster Care: How New Federal Guidance from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Can Help Authored by the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Education Law Center, and Juvenile Law Center. Relea ...

According to the NRC4Tribes, the only source for up to date and searchable Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act contact information is available through Ayazuta. Meaning "connect" in the Lakota Tribe language, Ayazuta was created to use technology as a means t ...

Six Steps to Find a Family: A Practice Guide to Family Search and Engagement Family-Finding and Engagement is a structured model to build permanent, caring relationships for the youth, who otherwise would not have a permanent family, by helping adults ma ...

New NRCPFC Evidence-Based Practice Overview: Solution-Based Casework The NRCPFC has recently added a new evidence-based practice (EBP) overview on Solution-Based Casework to our Evidence-Based Practice Micro-site. Solution-Based Casework is an appro ...

Category:Best Practices

www.americanbar.org/groups/child_law/projects_initiatives/ed

For a complete manual and tools about information sharing between child welfare and education, please download Solving the Data Puzzle: A How To Guide Collecting and Sharing Information to Improve Educational Outcomes for Children in Out of-Home Care.

Category:Best Practices

The purpose of these standards is to improve the quality of child welfare agency representation and uniformity of practice throughout the country. Many agency attorneys who read these standards may recognize their practice in this document. The standards ...

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-170

Title IV-B of the Social Security Act is the primary source of federal funding designated for child welfare services that is available to states. In fiscal year 2012, Congress appropriated $730 million under Title IV-B. Although states augment these funds ...

This document presents the strategic plan that will guide the upcoming year of the CIP Basic Grant. It includes the following: - A letter from the Louisiana Supreme Court requesting funding. - A letter of support from the Louisiana Dept. of Childre ...

www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/download/S

This new publication provides an introduction to the topic of LGBT parents as a resource in the child welfare system, followed by a discussion of strategies for recruiting and engaging LGBT resource families. It includes the following sections: Special Co ...

This new publication provides an introduction to the topic of LGBT parents as a resource in the child welfare system, followed by a discussion of strategies for recruiting and engaging LGBT resource families. It includes the following sections: Special Co ...

Category:LGBTQ Youth

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has released this brief, which examines the relationship between suicide and bullying among children and adolescents, with special attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. It also expl ...

Category:LGBTQ Youth

www.nicwa.org/resources/documents/YSPToolkit.pdf

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), a national organization to serve tribal programs and communities regarding services and issues affecting American Indian/Alaska Native children and families, has developed a toolkit entitled Ensuring ...

www.nrcpfc.org/downloads/wu/Brief3_SupportingRetainingLGBTFo

This practice brief, from the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, identifies and addresses important practices for supporting and retaining LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) foster and adoptive parents, including: ...

Category:LGBTQ Youth
Synthesis of Research on Disproportionality in Child Welfare: An Update

Casey-CSSP Alliance for Racial Equity in the Child Welfare System Robert B. Hill, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Westat October 2006 Th e disproportionate representation of minority children in child welfare has been a major concern for decades. Th is pap ...