Family-Centered Practice

Connect Our Kids

Connect Our Kids is a non profit that offers a free family finding technology platform that is reconnecting youth in foster care with family and other people from their past that might be willing to be a chosen family for them. This free tool is especially useful for child welfare professionals to help reconnect children […]

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How One State Achieved Breakthrough Improvements in a Highly Stressed Foster Care System

This webinar discusses Restore Hope Arkansas’ work in transforming Arkansas’ foster care system and highlights the process of creating and using strategy maps as a strategic framework to align many stakeholders, leverage innovative technology, and effectively engage community partners. The recording is available on-demand.

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Thriving Families Safer Children Equitable Compensation Taskforce Report

The Thriving Families Safer Children (TFSC) movement includes 22 sites nationwide as well as lived expert leaders and five national partner organizations. Inconsistent practices across sites and partner organizations in how lived expert partners are compensated have been observed (also referred to in this report as lived experience partners, individuals with lived experience, or LEX).

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What is Community Engaged Research (CER)?

Community engaged research is a process that incorporates input from people who the research outcomes will impact and involves such people or groups as equal partners throughout the research process. This involvement may include co-designing research questions to solve problems, making decisions, influencing policies, and creating programs and interventions that affect their own lives. This

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Eight principles and practices of Indigenous child welfare: An excerpt from Pathways in a Forest

The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centers the voices of 64 caregivers who share their stories of fighting to keep their children out of government care.

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Illinois Birth through Three Waiver: Child and Family Intervention, Developmentally Informed Child and Family interventions

This final evaluation report presents findings from the Illinois Birth through Three (IB3) Title IV-E waiver demonstration. The waiver supported the adaptation of evidence-supported, trauma informed parenting programs to the care and permanency planning for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who were taken into the legal custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

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