When Child Welfare Works: A Working Paper

When Child Welfare Works: A Working Paper by the Annie E. Casey Foundation Research and analysis, combined with lessons learned from public systems, have led to widespread recognition that the federal child welfare financing system needs to support best practices to ensure that all children have the opportunity to grow up in strong families. This paper outlines a policy framework and recommendations to encourage best practices in four areas: permanence and well-being; quality family foster care; a capable, supported child welfare workforce; and, better access to services. http://www.aecf.org/resources/when-child-welfare-works-a-working-paper/  

Released October 2013