Helping Children and Youth Maintain Relationships With Birth Families

Children and youth who are adopted need to maintain relationships with their birth families, previous caregivers, or other important connections, and it is vital that their parents support them in doing so. Nurturing these relationships is in the best interests … 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

Reasonable Efforts as Prevention

by Jerry Milner and David Kelly  –  November 6, 2006 Far too often the wrong examples drive child welfare policy and practice in the United States. We see it time and time again in jurisdictions where there is a child fatality; … Read More