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Child Welfare Training ToolkitNCSACW developed the Child Welfare Training Toolkit to educate child welfare workers about substance use and co-occurring disorders among families …, , , , n.d.
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
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
Kinship Navigator Programs Practical Tips and ResourcesA tip sheet for kinship navigator programs, with background information and additional resources2020
Mindfulness in Family AssessmentMaking mindfulness practices an integral part of the culture, structure, and practice of child welfare organizations results in reduced stress, …2018
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
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
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
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
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
Iowa Parent Partners ProgramThis webpage offers all relevant information for the Parent Partners Program, a key strategy to improving practice with families by …2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Family Engagement: Partnering with Families to Improve Child Welfare OutcomesEngaging families in the casework process promotes the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of children and families in the child welfare …2016
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 InventoryThis website presents the Family Engagement Inventory (FEI), an interactive web-based tool designed to familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile …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
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
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
Family Preservation & Family Centered PracticeIdentifies the philosophy and values of family preservation services and addresses family engagement, assessment, case planning, teaming, and more. 2012
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
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
Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child Welfare2012
Family Preservation & Family Centered Practice2012