Resource Centers

Resource Centers provide T&TA in specific focus areas with the goal of helping agencies, managers, family and juvenile courts, and other child welfare professionals better serve children and families.

  • Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids – Provides T&TA to states and tribes on issues that pertain to the development and implementation of quality recruitment and retention services for foster, adoptive, concurrent, and kinship families.
  • AdoptUSKids – Raises public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families to assist states, tribes, territories, and courts in their efforts to recruit and retain foster, adoptive, and kinship families and connect them with waiting children throughout the United States.
  • National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) FRIENDS – Provides training and technical assistance to Federally funded CBCAP programs.
  • National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) – An initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services and jointly funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN). The NCSACW aims to improve family recovery, safety and stability by advancing practices and collaboration among agencies, organizations and courts working with families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and child abuse or neglect.

Former National Resource Centers

  • Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center – Worked to enhance the quality of social and health services delivered to children who were abandoned or at risk of abandonment due to the presence of drugs and/or HIV/AIDS in the family.
  • Resource Center for Child Protective Services – Focuses on building state, local, and tribal capacity through T&TA in CPS, including meeting federal requirements, strengthening programs, eligibility for the CAPTA grant, support to State Liaison Officers, and collaboration with other NRCs.
  • Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues – Provides expertise to courts, attorneys, Court Improvement Projects, and state and tribal agencies on legal and judicial aspects of child welfare.
  • Resource Center for In-Home Services – Serves as a national center of expertise in child welfare practice for ensuring the safety of children and youth in their homes and making reasonable efforts to preserve families in which maltreatment has occurred.
  • Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections – Provides T&TA and information services to help states through all stages of the CFSRs, emphasizing family-centered principles and practices and helping states build knowledge of foster care issues.
  • Resource Center for Tribes – Engages tribes to increase their access to and use of the T&TA Network, brokers T&TA, helps provide T&TA, facilitates peer-to-peer consultation among tribes on child welfare issues, and increases cultural competence and sensitivity to tribal voices in the T&TA Network and in state child welfare systems.
Last Reviewed: April 20, 2018