Author Archives: Susan Delle Shaffette

Resource Guide for Kinship/Grandfamily Providers

The 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers provides a roadmap for organizations and agencies to better support kin/grandfamily caregivers and the children they raise.  Kin caregivers, also called grandfamily caregivers, are grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends raising children as … Read More

2023/2024 Prevention Resource Guide

Child Abuse Prevention Month and Year-round Guidance Access the 2023/2024 Prevention Resource Guide any time online! Explore the innovative strategies that champion inclusivity, tackle racial equity, and address systemic factors affecting families. Read about the impacts organizations across the nation … Read More

Child Abuse Prevention Month Outreach Toolkit 2024

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: April 2024 Whether by proclamation, through social media, with graphics, or through other means, spreading the word about child abuse prevention lets your community know they can take action to strengthen families and help them … Read More

Prenatal Drug Exposure: CAPTA Reporting Requirements for Medical Professionals

If/When/How has released a first of its kind resource for healthcare professionals <https://ifwhenhow.org/resources/prenatal-drug-exposure-capta/> that makes clear when providers are not required to report substance use of pregnant and birthing people and their newborns. Care providers are often unsure of state … Read More

Four Ways That Courts Can Actively Engage Children and Youth Involved in Child Welfare Proceedings

Four Ways That Courts Can Actively Engage Children and Youth Involved in Child Welfare Proceedings, authored by the NCJFJC in partnership with the Quality Improvement Center on Engaging Youth in Permanency, outlines how judges and other court professionals can engage … Read More

3-16-2023 CIP Cafe’ – SAFE VS. UNSAFE: Assessing Safety in Child Welfare

Thursday, March 16th   | 12:00pm-1:00pm PENDING APPROVAL FOR 1 HOUR CLE/CEU Download Flyer for Sharing REGISTER TODAY The Child Welfare Assessment and Decision Making Model (CWADM) is a framework that the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) uses to … Read More

Advances in Supporting Kinship Caregivers

Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or, in some jurisdictions, close family friends (often referred to as fictive kin). Relatives are the preferred resource for children who must be removed from their birth parents because it … Read More

Chart: “What do I do?” Trauma-Informed Support for Children

Check out this great guide from Echo to learn how you can give #traumainformed support to children: http://bit.ly/2Fi4PAg You’ve worked through the questions in our infographic “What Lies Beneath Behavior?” and instead of judging or punishing you’ve figured out the child is just … Read More

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Qualifications and Standards for Attorneys Representing Children in Need of Care – Reports Due January 31st

Since its enactment in 1974, CAPTA has required appointment of a “guardian ad litem” in “every case involving an abused or neglected child which results in a judicial proceeding.” States must meet this requirement, among others, in order to be … Read More

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Together at the Table: Supporting the Nutrition, Health, and Well-Being of Grandfamilies

There are more than 2.5 million children in the U.S. growing up in “grandfamilies,” meaning they are being raised by relatives (grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc.) or close family friends without their parents in the home. Research shows grandfamilies are … Read More