Community curator Corey Best describes how Broward County, Fla., works with the community to advance racial justice in child welfare.
We believe that every child deserves a safe and permanent family. Leaders from the field routinely ask questions about how to support practices and policies that strengthen permanency outcomes and reduce re-entries into care. The documents featured here reflect responses to inquiries about best practices for helping children safely return to permanent, loving homes and remain there.
Findings from a research study show race-based differences in the rates of involvement in child maltreatment investigations.
Findings from a study show alternative response assignments for child neglect differ based on a family’s race and income level.
Discover how the SafeCare home visiting program effectively supports positive parenting practices and reduces incidents of maltreatment.
Examine how raising awareness for families about their legal rights and services is part of the legal advocacy continuum.
Examine how high-quality legal representation for parents in family court is beneficial as part of the legal advocacy continuum.
Examine how preventive legal advocacy that addresses upstream legal issues for families is part of the legal advocacy continuum.
Examine how providing pre-petition legal representation services for families is part of a preventive legal advocacy continuum.
Explore the role that family treatment courts play in being a catalyst for transforming the child welfare system.
Explore effective strategies for how family treatment courts can improve outcomes for families affected by parental substance use disorder.
Learn how maltreatment reports to the hotline changed during COVID-19, and how families can be better supported at a community level.
Explore the benefits of guardianship as part of a strong kin-first continuum of supports for children and families.
Explore how family treatment courts are a family-centered intervention for families affected by substance use disorder.
Learn about findings from a study that explores the effect that four social policies and programs can have on child poverty.
Learn how child protection agencies and domestic violence programs can work collaboratively to address safety and well-being of families.
Learn about a resource guide that was created and distributed in New Hampshire to support child and family well-being.
Explore some key strategies that child welfare agencies can engage in when working with families that live in rural or tribal communities.
In this Q&A, parents describe their personal experience with the child protection system and how agencies can engage better with parents.
Learn from a study that explores how making reports to CPS may lead to over-surveillance and trauma for families.
This brief describes how New Jersey offers voluntary services that aim to meet family needs and ensure child safety and well-being.