Foster Parents

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

Social Media Tips for Foster Youth, Foster Parents and Child Welfare Workers

2022 – Child Welfare Information Gateway This factsheet briefly describes the advantages and challenges youth in foster care may encounter when using social media. Issues that should be considered and tips for handling issues are also offered. URL: … Read More


What Makes a QPI Site Successful?

WHAT MAKES A QPI SITE SUCCESSFUL?1. Elements of QPIa. Commitment to parenting that meets the individual developmental needs of each child in the foster care system in view of his or her unique characteristics and circumstance including his or her history of … 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.

CFSR Fact Sheets for Specific Populations

Fact Sheets CFSR General Fact Sheet (available in English [PDF] and Spanish [PDF]): This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the history, purpose, and process of the CFSRs.  CFSR Fact Sheet for Courts (PDF): This fact sheet provides information on how court representatives can participate … Read More

Communicating with Birth Parents

Discussing the importance of communication between the team that supports children in out-of-home care. CLICK HERE

Elements of Family First Shifting Foster Care

As states make system changes related to implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, there will be more emphasis on prevention programs targeting the whole family system and keeping them involved once a child is removed from the home. CLICK … Read More

COVID-19: Child Welfare Resources

This webpage highlights four resource guides to help State legislators address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, families, and caseworkers. The resource guides address the following topics: COVID-19 and Child Welfare Caseworkers, COVID-19 and Congregate Care Facilities, … Read More

Disability Waiver Rate System Family Foster Care Rate Methodology Study Disability Services Division

In January 2014, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) implemented the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS). The DWRS transitioned the State from a variable, county-negotiated rate methodology to a standard, statewide methodology for most disability waiver services. The DWRS … Read More