NACC Call for Abstracts Due January 31st

NACC seeks abstracts for its 47th National Child Welfare Law Conference: The annual conference is an opportunity for us to bring together professionals from child welfare law and intersecting fields and further NACC’s mission through the exchange of ideas, information, … Read More

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use Part 2

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use – a set of resources from Generations United that includes recommendations and resources on five topics identified by kinship caregivers as uniquely challenging for grandfamilies impacted by substance … 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

Protective Factors for Youth Involved in
Systems of Care

Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project. Center for the Study of Social Policy. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 2022 AbstractThis report examines the importance of intentionally and actively targeting protective factors, in addition to … Read More

Louisiana’s Families in Need of Services
Laws Providing the Right Services to
Children and Families

By Curtis Nelson, Jr. Everyone monitoring news outlets have heard comments that more needs to be done to prevent children from engaging in criminal activity, which, due to their minor status, is referred to as delinquency activity. Concerns about public … Read More

Five Ways to Serve Youth Through the Family First Prevention Services Act

A recent brief from the Center for the Study of Social Policy details five opportunities within the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018 for states to build a prevention continuum that focuses on healthy adolescent development. The brief also aims … 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

Race Equity Within Our Prevention Work

Hear Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg’s vision for the Children’s Bureau’s child maltreatment prevention agenda. Practitioners at the national, state, and local level discuss how we can concretely bring a race equity lens to our prevention work. Aysha E. … Read More

child abuse prevention month

Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child maltreatment. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness about child and family well-being, … Read More

Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention in Fatherhood Programs

This brief is intended to support the efforts of both researchers and father-serving professionals to study, evaluate, and implement practices for use in fatherhood programs to help prevent and address domestic violence (DV). It begins by providing background information on … Read More