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  • Tribal Courts and Child Welfare: Revising Your Children’s Code

    Published: January 18, 2019
    A Children’s Code authorizes a court to provide protection for children and potentially intervene for the general welfare of a child whose health, welfare, and safety are at risk. Children’s Codes provide definitions of abuse and neglect and contain laws pertaining to abuse and neglect reports and investigations.
  • Casework: What it Really Takes

    Published: October 18, 2018
    Are you ready for your first day as a caseworker? What are the challenges you will face, and how can you adapt to meet them? These are questions new caseworkers may be faced with very quickly as they embark on a career in child welfare. The desire and passion to help children and families is admirable, but performing the roles required of caseworkers takes hard work and can be emotionally taxing.
  • Child Welfare Then and Now

    Published: December 15, 2017
    Child Welfare Information Gateway's podcast, "Child Welfare Then and Now," shares the perspective from child welfare veteran with nearly three-decades serving children and families.
  • Collaborating Between Child Welfare and Mental Health

    Published: July 14, 2017
    In this podcast, listeners will hear about a joint training and collaborative effort that occurred outside Baltimore, MD, designed for each group of professionals to better understand each other by sharing target outcomes for children and families, developing a common language to care, understanding each systems’ particular needs, and learning how to recognize and assess signs and symptoms of potential mental health disorders.
  • Developing and Sustaining a Parent Partner Program

    Published: August 12, 2016
    Parent partner programs bring together parents currently in the child welfare system with parents who were involved with the child welfare system in the past and succeeded in executing their case plan and being reunited with their children.
  • Diligent Recruitment — Intelligent Recruitment

    Published: August 18, 2017
    This podcast provides listeners greater detail into how the community-based care agencies, state agencies, and professional marketing teams partnered together.
  • Diligent Recruitment — Regional Resource Navigators

    Published: September 15, 2017
    This podcast provides listeners greater detail into how the community-based care agencies, state agencies, and professional marketing teams partnered together.
  • Engaging Fathers Part 1

    Published: December 8, 2016
    This podcast is the first of a three-part podcast series on engaging fathers and working with fatherhood organizations, featuring a conversation with leaders of local fatherhood organizations in which they share their perspectives and insights.
  • Engaging Fathers Part 2

    Published: January 13, 2017
    This podcast is the second of a three-part podcast series on engaging fathers and working with fatherhood organizations, featuring a conversation with leaders of local fatherhood organizations in which they share their perspectives and insights.
  • Family Group Decision-Making: Becoming a Family-Centered Agency

    Published: August 17, 2018
    Involving families in case planning and empowering them with some degree of decision-making authority can be a shift for agencies and programs. This involves more than just changing the roles of caseworkers, and staff may require different skills to further involve parents. Additionally, determining the responsibilities of families, caseworkers, partners, and caregivers can be a challenge. To help create positive outcomes, agencies should recognize potential barriers and be ready to provide the right tools to help families and caregivers become more involved.

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