Learn how agencies can prepare to involve and share power with youth through youth advisory boards.
We strive to help agencies and communities deploy integrated, collaborative responses that improve the lives of children and families. Safely reducing the number of children in foster care requires alignment of the three branches of government along with the community. The resources featured here reflect responses to inquiries from leaders about how to work effectively across executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government to better serve children and families and build Communities of Hope.
Learn about steps agencies can take to prepare for youth involvement in their systems change efforts.
Learn how to invest in youth partners to improve and transform the child welfare system.
Jeremy Kohomban, President and CEO of Children’s Village, explains how Family First can catalyze the transformation of residential care.
Learn why faith-based organizations are community assets and how partnerships with them can serve families in need.
Learn from a research study that explores whether state-level social policies impact frequency and characteristics of child protection interventions.
Explore findings from a study that suggests that strategies implemented at a neighborhood-level may effectively decrease child maltreatment.
Learn from a study that explores how mandatory reporting laws may discourage survivors of intimate partner violence from seeking support.
Learn from a study that examines the relationship between previously reported sentinel injuries and later physical abuse in infants.
Washington, D.C.’s Child and Family Services Agency partners with neighborhood collaboratives to support families where they live.
Learn how the Eat, Sleep, Console model promotes healthy parent-child attachment, destigmatizes NAS, and prevents unnecessary interventions.
Explore our Questions from the Field resources to learn more about child welfare hotline policies and protocols.
Explore how Children’s Village in New York City is offering community-based prevention services to keep children safe with their families.
Family Resource Centers offer community-based family support to prevent child abuse and neglect. Explore key elements and effectiveness.
Family Resource Centers offer community-based family support to prevent child abuse and neglect. Review a brief summary of current research.
Learn how a foster parent and parent partner worked together to wrap supports around a birth mother so she could reunify with her child.
This list offers resources for child welfare agencies to better serve youth involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
The system of care approach was developed to better serve children with serious mental health conditions. Learn more about them.
This information packet provides guidance on how to help youth in foster care keep their academic credits when they have to change schools.
This home visiting program in Washington state serves high-risk mothers who abuse alcohol and drugs during pregnancy.