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Prevention Training for Home Visitors

Child Welfare Information Gateway Podcast Series
October 16, 2020

Child welfare agencies continue to seek effective, affordable, and time-saving professional development for caseworkers. This episode features the Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals, a collaboration between State agencies, universities, and home visiting organizations that offers 66 e-learning modules supporting the National Family Support Competency Framework. The framework is a shared model of competencies and skills common across home visiting and child welfare professionals.

This episode features a conversation with Laurel Aparicio, director, Early Impact Virginia, and Janet Horras, State home visitation director, Iowa Department of Public Health.

Trends in Foster Care & Adoption: FY 2010- 2019

Source: AFCARS data, U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth and Families
October 16, 2020

Trends in foster care and adoption based on AFCARS data from fiscal years 2010 through 2019.

This table provides the cumulative earning history from the Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments program by State for fiscal year 1998 through fiscal year 2019.

This document lists the recipients of the 2019 Adoption Excellence Awards and provides a brief description of each recipient’s work.

Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System: Challenges and Recommendations for Policy and Practice describes how child welfare agencies can improve diligent recruitment practices and services for resource families. It is based on grantee final reports and published research and presents activities undertaken by grantees, lessons learned, and suggestions for improvement.

This document presents CAPTA as amended by P.L. 115-271, the Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act or the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. The text includes the Adoption Opportunities program.

Trends in Foster Care & Adoption: FY 2010- 2019

Source: AFCARS data, U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth and Families
November 8, 2018

The report and data visualization below present national estimates related to children who experience time in foster care and who are adopted from the foster care system, relative to each Federal Fiscal Year shown.

This document lists the recipients of the 2017 Adoption Excellence Awards and provides a brief description of each recipient’s work.

This document provides the 2016 report compiling data from state and tribal title IV-E agencies’ reported Adoption Savings, as well as background information on Adoption Savings requirements.

This report provides state-specific data from fiscal year 2014 about the time between the termination of parental rights and the adoption finalization for public agency adoptions.