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Practice Supports — Family-Centered Practice

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Connect Our KidsConnect Our Kids is a non profit that offers a free family finding technology platform that is reconnecting youth in …, 2023
Self-Healing CommunitiesThis article by RWJF describes how addressing problems that a community is facing collectively rather than as stand-alone issues is …, , , , , 2016
How One State Achieved Breakthrough Improvements in a Highly Stressed Foster Care SystemThis webinar discusses Restore Hope Arkansas’ work in transforming Arkansas’ foster care system and highlights the process of creating and …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Number Story: Support Families and CommunityThis webpage from NumberStory provides information about how an individual can provide support to families and communities through traumatic situations, …, , , , , , 2021
Thriving Families Safer Children Equitable Compensation Taskforce ReportThe Thriving Families Safer Children (TFSC) movement includes 22 sites nationwide as well as lived expert leaders and five national …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023
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 …, , , , , , 2023
Eight principles and practices of Indigenous child welfare: An excerpt from Pathways in a ForestThe report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based …, , , , , , , , 2019
The role of economic and concrete supports in child maltreatment preventionSenior Policy Fellow Clare Anderson and Senior Policy Analyst Yasmin Grewal-Kok give a fast-paced and broad overview of evidence about …, , , , 2022
The Unseen Costs of Foster Care: A Social Return on Investment StudyThis report shares some of what we have heard from those on the inside of foster care and child welfare. …, , , , , , , 2019
Illinois Birth through Three Waiver: Child and Family Intervention, Developmentally Informed Child and Family interventionsThis final evaluation report presents findings from the Illinois Birth through Three (IB3) Title IV-E waiver demonstration. The waiver supported …, , 2018
A Key Connection: Economic Stability and Family Well-beingChapin Hall experts have brought together evidence about the connections between economic and concrete supports and involvement with child welfare. …, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Strengthening Families Through Prevention and Collaboration: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2020Explore collaborative approaches to advance prevention presented by people with lived and professional child welfare expertise., , , , , , 2020
Working With Black FamiliesThis page highlights issues relevant to working with Black families. This includes understanding the impact of racism, historical trauma, and …, , , , , , , 2021
Dear Leaders ToolThis resource includes starting points for child welfare leaders who seek to bring family voice and power into the system., , , , , , , , 2022
The Indian Child Welfare Act – What We Need to Know on “Active Efforts”A video sharing the history of ICWA as well as the present state of ICWA. Practice considerations and practice examples …, , , , , , , 2022
Safe & Connected™ Practice ModelA model of practice that includes a research-informed framework, engaged assessments based on strengths, needs and risks, analytical decision making …, , , , , , , 2022
Putting Family First: Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice ModelThis paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that …, , , , , , , , , , , 2020
Annie E. Casey Family First Communication ToolkitA downloadable toolkit to help child welfare leaders, providers, advocates, and others talk about how the Family First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices …, , , , , , , 2019
Family First Toolkit Part 3: Evaluating & Improving QualityThe tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: evaluating and improving quality. These tools …, , , , , , , , 2022
Family First Toolkit Part 2: Implementation & Change ManagementThe tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: implementation and change management. These Chapin …, , , , , , , , 2022
Family First Toolkit Part 1: Planning & ReadinessThe tools in this kit align with the first phase of Family First Implementation: planning and readiness. These tools from …, , , , , , , , 2022
System Transformation Through Community Leadership: Strategies for building effective partnerships with Black and Brown communitiesChapin Hall has compiled key findings into five system transformation equity bulletins and a toolkit to make lessons from the …, , , , , , , , , ,
A Tool for Transformative Family Engagement: A Commentary on the Family Engagement PlaybookAn overview of the Family Engagement Playbook, a set of research-based, actionable resources to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support …, , , 2019
Family Engagement PlaybookA collection of research-based actionable resources to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support for meaningful family engagement., , , , , , , , 2019
Methods and Emerging Strategies to Engage People with Lived Experience: Improving Federal Research, Policy, and PracticeThis brief identifies lessons learned and key considerations from a range of methods for engaging individuals with lived experience to …, , , , , 2021
Evaluating Family Engagement in Child WelfareThis brief provides an overview of key issues when evaluating a family engagement program or practice, including how family engagement …, , 2021
Child Welfare Training ToolkitNCSACW developed the Child Welfare Training Toolkit to educate child welfare workers about substance use and co-occurring disorders among families …, , , ,
Successful Video Visits With Young ChildrenVideo visits with young children pose special challenges due to their developmental needs. This tip sheet offers some ideas for …2020
Evidence Base for Avoiding Family Separation in Child Welfare PracticeThis report presents an overview of the current social science literature related to the impact of out-of-home placement and family …2019
Overview of Policies and Considerations for Child Welfare Professionals serving Transitioning Youth and Young Adults who are PregnantThis toolkit provides an overview of the current policies and guidelines in Florida regarding pregnant foster youth or youth who …2020
Overview of Policies and Considerations for Case Managers Working with Foster Youth who are ParentingThis toolkit provides an overview of the current policies and guidelines in Florida regarding foster youth or youth who are …2020
Mindfulness in Family AssessmentMaking mindfulness practices an integral part of the culture, structure, and practice of child welfare organizations results in reduced stress, …2018
Kinship Navigator Programs Practical Tips and ResourcesA tip sheet for kinship navigator programs, with background information and additional resources2020
Family First Prevention Services Act: Implications For Addressing Youth HomelessnessThe paper, from National Network for Youth and ChildFocus, outlines how the Family First Prevention Services Act can be leveraged …2019
Meaningful Family Involvement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes the article “New Roles for Families in Child Welfare” which examines the strategies and approaches child welfare …, 2012
Building Family Capacity For Family Involvement in Child WelfareThis action brief, the first in the Systems of Care Family Involvement Series, addresses capacity building at the child welfare …2008
Family Engagement in Child Welfare Video SeriesThis video series and accompanying discussion guides showcase the experiences of two Systems of Care communities that worked with birth …2019
Iowa Parent Partners ProgramThis webpage offers all relevant information for the Parent Partners Program, a key strategy to improving practice with families by …2019
Parent Leadership: FRIENDS Online Learning Center CourseThis course addresses the benefits of parent leadership to parents, agencies, and programs; ways to nurture parent leadership; how the …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Engaging FamiliesThis webpage provides resources addressing how to understand and fully engage families in child welfare services including State and local …2019
Differential Response Family Engagement ToolkitThis document outlines Family Engagement skill sets for the use with child welfare practitioners to enhance and improve their skills …2014
Engaging Parents: Innovative Approaches in Child WelfareThis document reviews innovative approaches that mitigate the obstacles to engaging parents in child welfare and includes recommendations on the …2010
Building and Sustaining Father EngagementThis training course explores methods to identify, locate and engage fathers, and the skills necessary to identify strengths and to …2014
Family Meeting Facilitator TrainingAs part of Family Connections Oregon, this training curriculum was developed to teach the theoretical foundations, applications and facilitation skills …2015
Supporting Meaningful Family Engagement (Part 2)This video features the second part of a workshop on Meaningful Family Engagement, covering the ‘how to’ of family engagement …, 2015
Supporting Meaningful Family Engagement (Part 1)This video features the first part of a workshop on meaningful visitation, family engagement, and dealing with siblings- particularity siblings …, 2015
Use of Cultural Brokers as an Approach to Community Engagement with African American Families in Child WelfareThis curriculum provides research highlights, historical perspectives, conceptual frameworks, approaches for community engagement, tools and experiential opportunities to strengthen social …2011
Engagement Part 3: “A Success Story”This video features UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and human services trainer, Dan Comer, who offers a moving real-world example that …2014
Engagement Part 2: “Why We Struggle with Engagement”This video features UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and child welfare trainer, Dan Comer, who suggests steps practitioners can take to …2014
Engagement Part 1: “Engagement in Child Welfare Work”This video features UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and child welfare trainer with 30 years in the field, Dan Comer, who …2014
National Center on Family Group Decision MakingThis webpage provides information on training and consultation, research, resources, and events related to the Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) …2019
Creating Effective Parent-Practitioner Partnerships: FRIENDS Online Learning Center CourseThis course defines the roles and lists the benefits of parent leadership, describes common fears and barriers of parent leadership, …2019
Family Engagement InventoryThis website presents the Family Engagement Inventory (FEI), an interactive web-based tool designed to familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile …2019
Engaging with Parents: Self-Study GuideThis guide presents a 21-hour self-study unit based on the principles of the Strengthening Families and Stronger Together programs that …2009
Family Engagement: Partnering with Families to Improve Child Welfare OutcomesThis bulletin for professionals provides an overview of the foundational elements of the family engagement approach, followed by strategies and …, , 2021
Family Involvement in the Improving Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care InitiativeThis case study provides a comprehensive overview, lessons learned, and recommendations of how the principle of child, youth, and family …2010
Growing and Sustaining Parent Engagement A Toolkit for Parents and Community PartnersThe Toolkit is a quick and easy guide to help support and sustain parent engagement. It provides how to’s for …2010
Engaging Children, Youth and FamiliesThis issue of Improving Outcomes by Improving Practice deals with a foundational element of child welfare— engaging children, youth and …2011
Parent Leadership and Family Engagement in CPS and Foster Care (Virginia)This edition of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter emphasizes the importance of using a family engagement approach when working with …2011
The Importance of Family Engagement in Child Welfare ServicesThis paper discusses barriers caseworkers encounter in engaging families in child welfare services and identifies characteristics of families associated with …2009
Solution-Based Casework OverviewThis document is provides a brief overview of Solution-Based Casework based on the information available in The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse …2013
Family Preservation & Family Centered Practice2012
Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child Welfare2012
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Family Centered PracticeThis section provides key elements of family-centered practice and provides overarching strategies for family-centered casework practice across child welfare service …2019
An Individualized, Strengths-Based Approach in Public Child Welfare Driven Systems of CareThis brief focuses on the principle of an individualized, strengths-based approach in public child welfare., 2008
Family Preservation & Family Centered PracticeIdentifies the philosophy and values of family preservation services and addresses family engagement, assessment, case planning, teaming, and more. 2012
Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child WelfareThis webinar describes solution-based casework coaching at Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services, Children’s Administration. Presenters highlight the …, 2012