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  • Foster Care: A Path to Reunification – Part 2 (New)

    Published: April 12, 2019
    “Foster Care: A Path to Reunification – Part 2” shares an organization that aims to stabilize families by providing an array of neighborhood-based family and social services in San Diego County, California.
  • Foster Care: A Path to Reunification – Part 1

    Published: March 15, 2019
    “Foster Care: A Path to Reunification – Part 1” shares an organization that aims to stabilize families by providing an array of neighborhood-based family and social services in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
  • Children’s Bureau Tribal Consultation Response: Tribal Consultation for the Title IV-E Prevention Services Program

    Published: March 4, 2019
    This document describes tribal consultations held by the Children's Bureau to solicit input from tribes on the new title IV-E prevention services program authorized by the Family First Prevention Services Act
  • Tribal Courts and Child Welfare: Partnering With Tribal Social Services

    Published: February 15, 2019
    Child welfare and social services agencies must work in collaboration with juvenile and family courts. Both are responsible for protecting children and ensuring their safety, health, and well-being. Tribal courts may take their roles farther when working with their Tribe’s child welfare and social services departments by ensuring culturally competent services are provided to strengthen families and support reunification.
  • CCWIS Data Quality Plans (New)

    Published: January 29, 2019
    This DSS presentation describes the CCWIS data quality requirements, as defined by Federal Regulations 45 CFR 1355.52. In addition, this presentation provides guidance on biennial reviews and on how to compose CCWIS data quality plans.
  • 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.
  • Housing’s Critical Connection to Child Welfare — Part 2

    Published: January 8, 2019
    Families and children make up approximately one-third of the homeless population in the United States. These families are at greater risk of entering the child welfare system and face greater challenges in working toward reunification than families involved in child welfare who have stable housing. Child welfare agencies struggle in helping families manage both case plans and housing challenges. By connecting with community housing partners and local housing authorities, agencies can reduce the barriers families may face in obtaining affordable housing and help those families sustain their new home over time.
  • Letter to Update Child Welfare Directors on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse

    Published: January 2, 2019
    Letter to update Child Welfare Directors on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse
  • Formative Evaluation Toolkit

    Published: December 31, 2018
    This toolkit, which is primarily intended for child welfare agencies and professionals to use in partnership with their evaluators, introduces the concept of formative evaluation, a method for evaluating programs during early implementation in order to inform program improvement and assess readiness for rigorous summative evaluation.
  • Tribal Courts and Child Welfare: Adapting to Child Welfare Cases

    Published: December 17, 2018
    Transitioning or expanding a jurisdiction’s capability to adjudicate child welfare civil cases means courts must both prepare their judicial and court staff to handle a different type of civil case as well as to develop new or strengthen current relationships with caseworkers; practitioners; service providers; and, at times, other court systems.

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