Document Category: Practice Supports

NCWWI Practice Supports Reference List

This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Practice Supports

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.

Title IV-E Prevention Program

An overview of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), Title IV-E Prevention Program, and resources to help guide implementation.

Child Welfare Training Toolkit

NCSACW developed the Child Welfare Training Toolkit to educate child welfare workers about substance use and co-occurring disorders among families involved in the child welfare system.

National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative

NTI has developed two state-of-the-art, standardized, web-based trainings to build the capacity of child welfare and mental health professionals in all states, tribes, and territories to effectively support children, youth, and their foster, adoptive, and guardianship families by better understanding and addressing the mental health needs of children, youth and their families.

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.

Healing Guidebook

This guidebook provides practical tips & tools for working with children and youth who have experienced trauma (and for the adults who love them, too).