This series of papers, Integrating Safety, Permanency and Well-Being in Child Welfare, is intended to further the national dialogue on the topic of well-being and how incorporating and emphasizing well-being in child welfare can result in better outcomes for children, families, and the child welfare system as a whole.
- The overview, Integrating Safety, Permanency and Well-Being: A View from the Field (Wilson), provides a look at the evolution of child welfare from the 1970s to present.
- The first paper, A Comprehensive Framework for Nurturing the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents (Biglan), identifies the normal developmental trajectory for children and adolescents and provides examples of evidence-based interventions to use when a child’s healthy development has been impacted by maltreatment.
- The second paper, Screening, Assessing, Monitoring Outcomes and Using Evidence-based Practices to Improve the Well-Being of Children in Foster Care (Conradi, Landsverk, and Wotring), describes a process for delivering trauma screening, functional and clinical assessment, evidence-based interventions and the use of progress monitoring.
- The third paper, A Case Example of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Well-Being Framework: KIPP (Akin, Bryson, McDonald, and Wilson), presents a case study of a program that successfully implemented many of the core aspects of the well-being framework.