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Court Process and Legal Rights Guide For Foster Caregivers

The guide is hosted on the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services website and was created in 2021. This guide is to be used to learn more about Child in Need of Care (“CINC”) cases. It is for foster … Read More

Family First Planning & Readiness Toolkit

The Family First Prevention Services Act is a unique opportunity to implement more prevention-oriented and family-centered child welfare systems. The tools in this kit align with the first phase of Family First Implementation: planning and readiness. These Chapin Hall tools … Read More

Definitions of Human Trafficking

Definitions of Human TraffickingThis factsheet presents State criminal laws that define human trafficking, including involuntary servitude, forced labor and services, and sex trafficking of minors. Federal definitions of human trafficking and the inclusion of trafficking in civil child abuse definitions … Read More

Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Caseworkers

Child welfare caseworkers can be an invaluable resource in helping communities respond to the human trafficking of children. Children involved with child welfare are at risk for being targeted by traffickers because of their potentially unstable living situations, physical distance … Read More

Human Trafficking, Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Pursuant to Act 564 Louisiana 2014 Regular Session. Annual Report, February 2018.

Human Trafficking, Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Pursuant to Act 564 Louisiana 2014 Regular Session. Annual Report, February 2018. Report to the Louisiana Legislature.Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.2018http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/searchable/Child%20Welfare/PlansReports/Human%20Trafficking%20Report%202018.pdf ALSO AVAILABLE: Report to the Louisiana … Read More

Knowing the Signs of Youth Sex Trafficking

How You Can Help Human trafficking is one of the greatest issues the world faces today, and cases today are typically based in historical trauma. Native communities know this especially to be true. It is no secret that ever since … Read More

Historical Trauma Among African Americans, ACES, and Resilience-Podcast

FRIENDS has released its first podcast: Historical Trauma Among African Americans, ACES, and Resilience.  The traumatic history of African Americans, how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) compound multi-generational trauma, and what hope looks like are considered in this podcast. Three experts from … Read More

Building Strong Foundations: Racial Inequity in Policies that Impact Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Infancy and toddlerhood are periods of incredible possibility and opportunity. Children grow and develop more rapidly during the first three years than any other time in their lives. Their everyday experiences—where they sleep and play, what they eat, and who … Read More

Kids’ Share 2016: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2015 and Future Projections

Kids’ Share 2016 is the tenth annual analysis of federal spending and tax investments in children and families. The report finds the children’s share of the budget is projected to be vastly outweighed by interest that will be paid on the national debt. Kids’ Share … Read More

TCU Institute

Trust-Based Relational Interventions – Summary of Outcomes in Research

TRUST-­BASED RELATIONAL INTERVENTION®SUMMARY OF OUTCOMES This report is a listing of research that has been compiled about TBRI as developed by the TCU Institute of Child Development. It is a review of the literature that they have compiled. Access the report.