Trauma-Focused Practice Supplement for the Crossover Youth Practice Model

THE CROSSOVER YOUTH PRACTICE MODEL (CYPM) The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) designed the CYPM to improve multi-system collaboration on behalf of crossover youth and their families and inspire practice and policy changes aimed at better meeting their needs. … Read More

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) before age 3: Evidence for the Family Map Inventory

INTRODUCTION Engaging and supporting parents as key nurturers of children is a hallmark objective of Early Head Start (EHS) and other high quality childhood education programs (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2018, 2022). In particular, two-generation programs like … Read More

Resources to Support Title IV-E Prevention Program Planning

In February 2018, the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed into law with the potential to radically reform child welfare. The FFPSA incentivizes jurisdictions to reduce the use of congregate care and allows payment of federal title IV-E funds … Read More

Chosen Affirming Family Finding

This factsheet describes Chosen Affirming Family Finding, an intervention for working with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or other diverse identity and involved with the child welfare system to expand their family network, including chosen family. … Read More

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Family Matters: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise and Here to Stay

A new study from Generations United, Family Matters: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise and Here to Stay, finds that the number of Americans living in a multigenerational household with three or more generations has nearly quadrupled over the past decade, … Read More

How Judges Can Support Family Reunification through Parent–Resource Parent Partnerships

Something profound happens when parents and resource parents work together and support one another during child welfare system involvement. The parent knows the person who is caring for their child and feels supported while working towards reunification. The resource parent … Read More

Family First Prevention Services Act Website

Signed into law on February 9, 2018, as a part of the Bipartisan Budget Act (HR. 1892), Family First includes long-overdue historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care. In … Read More

Systemic Approaches to Addressing Child and Family Trauma are Key to Fully Leveraging Family First

The Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) represents the most significant piece of federal child welfare legislation enacted in recent history. Chapin Hall is collaborating with jurisdictions and organizations across the country as they assess readiness and plan for … Read More

Sexual- and Gender-Minority Families: A 2010 to 2020 Decade in Review

This article reviews research on sexual and gender minority (SGM) families, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, intersex, and other (LGBTQAI+) families, in the past decade (2010–2020). The article details the three primary subareas that make up the majority … Read More

Preparing Children and Youth for Adoption or Other Family Permanency

Children, including youth, leaving out-of-home care for adoption or other family permanency require preparation and support to help them understand past events in their lives and process feelings connected to their experiences of abuse and neglect, separation, and loss. This … Read More