Video visits with young children pose special challenges due to their developmental needs. This tip sheet offers some ideas for parents, caregivers, and child welfare workers.
Document Category: Family-Centered Practice
This toolkit provides an overview of the current policies and guidelines in Florida regarding foster youth or youth who are transitioning out of foster care (former foster youth) who are parenting. Case managers should use this toolkit as they support their youth who are parenting.
This toolkit provides an overview of the current policies and guidelines in Florida regarding pregnant foster youth or youth who transitioned out of foster care (former foster youth). Case managers should use this toolkit as they support their foster or former foster youth who are pregnant.
This report presents an overview of the current social science literature related to the impact of out-of-home placement and family separation on the wellbeing of children who have experienced maltreatment.
The paper, from National Network for Youth and ChildFocus, outlines how the Family First Prevention Services Act can be leveraged as a tool to address homelessness for youth and young adults involved in the foster care system. It describes both the promise and potential unintended consequences of Family First for young people in the child …
A tip sheet for kinship navigator programs, with background information and additional resources
Making mindfulness practices an integral part of the culture, structure, and practice of child welfare organizations results in reduced stress, increased capacity to engage with families, and better outcomes for families.
This action brief, the first in the Systems of Care Family Involvement Series, addresses capacity building at the child welfare agency level, and describes strategies for preparing an agency and their staff to engage families effectively. A companion action brief discusses capacity building among family members.
This document summarizes the article “New Roles for Families in Child Welfare” which examines the strategies and approaches child welfare agencies used to integrate meaningful family involvement into their service delivery systems and illustrates the importance of developing the capacity of child welfare agency staff and family members before fully implementing family involvement programs.
This course addresses the benefits of parent leadership to parents, agencies, and programs; ways to nurture parent leadership; how the protective factors influence parent involvement and leadership; ways to identify behaviors that indicate a parent is ready to move into a leadership position and how practitioners can encourage and support them. FRIENDS’ eLearning courses are …