Document Category: Community Engagement

What You Can Do Infographic

All of us must work together to build and sustain a climate where child welfare professionals can do their best to help children, youth, and families thrive. Check out the ideas in this infographic for how you can join professionals and non-professionals in supporting children and families in your community. Add to My Resources 0

How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options Podcast Series

This webinar series presents stories from the field that illustrate how agencies are changing organizational culture to support collaborative development of a service array that is more responsive to families and youth. Program managers can use this podcast series to spark conversations with staff and stakeholders about working collaboratively to build a supportive system that …

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What is Child Welfare? A Guide for Law Enforcement

Each State has requirements for when and how law enforcement and child welfare should interact. This guide provides an overview of child welfare, explores best practices for how caseworkers and law enforcement agents can work together, and includes a list of resources for more information. Add to My Resources 0

Rural Child Welfare Practice

This issue brief is an introduction to understanding rural communities and their needs. It explores unique social service considerations, recruiting resource families, and the supervision needed to establish an effective rural child welfare workforce. Add to My Resources 0

Dismantling Racial Inequity #2: Community Collaboration and Grassroots Effort

This webinar is the second session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series and highlights the partnership between Iowa Department of Human Services and Native American community representatives and their efforts to address the overrepresentation of Native American children in the Woodbury County child welfare system. Add to My Resources 0

ICWA Guide for Tribal Governments and Leaders

This guide provides recommended actions that tribal leadership can take towards ensuring compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Keywords: Native American, American Indian Add to My Resources 0