Document Category: Evidence-Based Practice

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse​

A database of placement prevention services that are classified as well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria. Family First provides federal reimbursement for well-supported, supported, and promising services.

ICWA Active Efforts

This brief by the Capacity Building Center for Tribes provides an explanation of Active Efforts as they relate to the Indian Child Welfare Act. It includes links to additional resources as well as to the law and regulations.

ICWA Placement Preferences

This brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the law and regulations for following preferred placement preferences with ICWA cases.

ICWA Online Guide: Qualified Expert Witness

This brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the role of Qualified Expert Witnesses (QEW) in ICWA cases. It includes information on the law and regulations as well as sample characteristics of an ICWA QEW, considerations for providing testimony, and links to resources.

ICWA Inquiry and Notification

This overview from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the process for inquiry and notification in ICWA cases and includes best practices, considerations, and resources.

Realizing the Potential of Research in Child Welfare

This essay discusses our interest in the use of research within the child welfare system in order to: (1) stimulate interest in understanding the use and impact of research evidence in child welfare and (2) offer promising strategies for tackling this challenge.

Strategies to Promote Research Use in Child Welfare 

Policymakers, agency leaders, and practitioners need access to meaningful research evidence to ensure that the services their child welfare agencies are providing are effective in supporting children and families to achieve positive outcomes. This brief aims to assist in this process by providing strategies to connect organizations, stakeholders, leaders, and policy makers in the process …

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Adapting Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

This webinar explores how child welfare leaders and program developers can work together to adapt an evidence-based approach to the specific needs of a state — and further hone the approach as it moves to another jurisdiction. 

Implementing Evidence-Based Child Welfare: The New York City experience

The goals of the preventive services Evidence-Based Model (EBM) initiative are to improve outcomes by improving family functioning and child well-being, reducing repeat maltreatment and preventing placement in foster care. This report gives an in-depth theory of implementation along with the strengths and challenges of the implementation process as experienced by New York City’s Administration …

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