The What Works Cities is a certification that city governments can receive for making strides toward improving quality of life for their residents. Giving special attention to communities and their needs is paramount to achieving this certification and included qualities like implementing permanent housing for homeless individuals, empowering residents to have a voice in improving […]
This paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that aligns with the requirements of Family First, addresses the unique needs of families within local communities and ensures that selected programs and practices can be implemented with quality. It is designed to help child welfare
The tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: evaluating and improving quality. These tools focus on identifying and collecting the necessary data for Family First CQI and provide guidance to help jurisdictions build the infrastructure for a CQI process that identifies gaps in performance, explores underlying conditions, and promotes
The tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: implementation and change management. These Chapin Hall tools provide a systematic way for jurisdictions to think through their vision and plan the activities that will help them reach their goals.
The tools in this kit align with the first phase of Family First Implementation: planning and readiness. These tools from Chapin Hall provide a systematic way for jurisdictions to think through their vision and plan the activities that will help them reach their goals – from targeting audiences, to engaging stakeholders, to aligning family service
System Transformation Through Community Leadership: Strategies for building effective partnerships with Black and Brown communities
Chapin Hall has compiled key findings into five system transformation equity bulletins and a toolkit to make lessons from the research accessible to the field, and to promote testing and evaluation of key strategies. The Methods Report, a companion to the five equity bulletins and toolkit, describes the approach and methods used to develop strategies
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.
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.