Document Category: Family-Centered Practice

Successful Video Visits With Young Children

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.

Family First Prevention Services Act: Implications For Addressing Youth Homelessness

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 …

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Mindfulness in Family Assessment

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.

Building Family Capacity For Family Involvement in Child Welfare

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.

Meaningful Family Involvement: NCWWI 1-page Summary

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.

Parent Leadership: FRIENDS Online Learning Center Course

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 …

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