This webpage provides information to states planning their NYTD Review on why and how a state should involve young people in their NYTD Review process. It discusses ways a state can support young people including providing resources, ideas on how to prepare them, debriefing, networking opportunities, and compensation ideas to incentivize participation. There is also a checklist with recommended timelines to assist states in when they should engage state young people. The checklist references specific section within the Guide to the NYTD Review.
This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2018. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time. This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of August 22, 2019 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2018.
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.