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COVID-19 Resources

September 2, 2021

As our partners at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continue to work closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners across the globe to respond to contain COVID-19, we want to inform you that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at HHS continues to provide updates and guidance from medical professionals about how to protect you and those you serve from COVID-19.

This letter includes general preparation information, funding to states to mitigate COVID-19, guidance to prepare homeless shelters, and more.

This webinar described Idaho's and Arizona's experiences implementing child welfare information systems using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) cloud computing. The state panelists shared their experiences and took questions from participants regarding their state solution architecture, cloud solution procurements, cloud vendor management, solution implementation, and user experience.

PI-20-04

Family First Prevention Services Act Transition Grants
February 27, 2020

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to agencies administering title IV-B, subpart 1 of the Social Security Act (the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program) on the actions required to apply for a one-time Family First Prevention Services Act Transition Grant.

CCWIS Technical Bulletin #2

Data Sharing Between CCWIS and Child Welfare Contributing Agencies
September 29, 2017

This technical bulletin, re-issued on January 27, 2020, provides title IV-E agencies that choose to develop a Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) with guidance on identifying and collaborating with child welfare contributing agencies (CWCAs), options for data sharing, and related cost allocation requirements.

The University of Kansas, in partnership with the Kansas Department for Children and Families and two private providers that comprise Kansas' statewide foster care network, is working to accelerate stable permanency for families of children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) by delivering intensive, home-based parent training and support services shortly after children are removed from their homes.

This fact sheet provides information about the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) for parents and care givers.