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Self-Healing CommunitiesThis article by RWJF describes how addressing problems that a community is facing collectively rather than as stand-alone issues is …, , , , , 2016
Leading Social Transformations: A Case Study Update on Advancing the Common GoodThis webinar follows-up on a case study published May 2021 focusing on methods for large-scale transformation in Canada’s family justice …, , , , , , , , , 2021
Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering With Families and Communities to Promote Relational HealthThis policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics describes how relational health can be employed to build resilience and …, , , , , , 2021
Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource CenterThe Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center provides resources to guide health care organizations and schools in becoming trauma-informed. Some topics …, , ,
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
The Legacy of Trauma: Can Experiences Leave A Biological Imprint?NPR’s ‘Shortwave’ discusses epigenetics and their implications for potential trauma inheritance with Bianca Jones Martin and Brian Dias., 2021
Baby courts: A proven approach to stop the multigenerational transmission of ACEs in child welfare; new efforts to establish courts nationwideFlorida’s “baby courts” use trauma-educated judges, multidisciplinary teams, and infant mental health clinicians to provide families support, strengthen relationships, and …, 2020
ACEs and Resiliency Strategy MapA presentation detailing an ACEs Strategy Map for how faith-based communities can be positive forces for minimizing and addressing trauma. …, , ,
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
Racial Equity ToolsThere are two sections on this site that focus on organizational change. The PLAN/Issues section provides the concepts and frameworks …, , , , , , , , , 2020
Anti-Racist Organizational DevelopmentNJJN’s membership community has committed to engaging in self-analyses to reflect on how our organizations can better undo the systemic …, , , , , , ,
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
System Transformation Through Community Leadership WebinarDuring the webinar, panelists explore how systems can learn from and center youth, families, and community members whose lives are …, , , , , 2022
US Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation Publication of “Building Co-Regulaiton Capacity to Support Positive Development for Youth with Foster Care ExperienceThis report builds from a body of work that describes how self-regulation can be applied as a framework for promoting …, , 2021
Aligning Organizations for Family Resilience and HealingThis chapter discusses the how organization-level of the social-ecological model must change to better align with preventative approaches to build …, , , , 2021
Strategic Planning in Child WelfareThe resources in this series can help identify opportunities to align federal and internal agency processes, including the Child and …, , 2022
TeamFirst A Field Guide for Safe, Reliable, and Effective Child Welfare TeamsA reference book for safe, reliable and more effective teamwork. Readers will find descriptions of specific team-based strategies and tactics …, , , , , , 2019
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
Integrating Positive Youth Development and Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Approaches Across the Child Welfare and Justice SystemsThis paper explores why systems need a new emphasis on Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches that incorporate racial equity and …, , , , , , 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
Child Welfare Training ToolkitNCSACW developed the Child Welfare Training Toolkit to educate child welfare workers about substance use and co-occurring disorders among families …, , , ,
Practice Model (Washington, D.C.)This Practice Model for the DC Child and Family Services Agency describes the primary goals, core principles and values, leadership …, 2006
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Child Welfare Practice ModelsThis section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes best practice models to improve safety, permanency, and well-being for children. …2019
Information Packet: Family Centered Practice ModelsThis new National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections information packet,provides information on family centered practice principles, legislation & …, 2009
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Practice ModelsThis guidance offers information on definitions, strategies, key processes, operations, and implementation of a public child welfare practice model. , 2011
Child Welfare Model of Practice (Iowa)This model provides Iowa’s child welfare model of practice was developed to define, affirm, guide, reinforce and support DHS’s strength-based …2007
Solution Based CaseworkThis website provides information, training, and resources for Solution-Based Casework, an evidenced-informed casework practice model that prioritizes working in partnership …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Child Welfare Practice ModelsThis section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes best practice models to improve safety, permanency, and well-being for children. …2019
An Introduction to the Practice Model Framework: Working Document SeriesThis working document explains the process of developing a framework to help child welfare agencies and Tribal social service programs …2008
Adopting a Child Welfare Practice FrameworkThis paper on creating a practice framework is intended for child welfare professionals in leadership positions interested in grounding and …2008
Washington State Division of Children & Family Services: Family-Centered Practice ModelThis document describes Washington State’s family-centered approach to child welfare services, and the intended benefits and outcomes of these services.2019