This report presents results from a national research study, which was conducted by Child Welfare Information Gateway with funding from the Children’s Bureau, to better understand how child welfare professionals who work in state and local child welfare agencies, with tribes, and in courts access information and use technology to inform their practice.
This report presents findings on the systemic factors collected during the Child and Family Services Reviews. It reveals a need for improvement in systemic factor functioning and highlights the importance of collecting and using quality data and information to assess and routinely monitor statewide functioning of systemic factors.
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 paper explores jurisdictions' efforts to implement and evaluate evidence-based programs (EBPs) as part of a child welfare waiver demonstration from 2012 through the first half of 2019. It addresses the successes and challenges of implementing EBPs; maintaining fidelity to the service models with child welfare populations; and findings related to child and family safety, permanency, and well-being.
This report presents findings from the supplemental outcomes report for the National Study of the Title IV-E Child Welfare Demonstration, which examined jurisdictions’ collective experience implementing their demonstrations and operating with increased fiscal flexibility.
This 2013 report provides an overview of the information collected from professionals involved with responding to and investigating child abuse and neglect who are affected by immunity issues and provides a summary of state statutes on immunity.
This 2019 report summarizes current understanding and efforts related to children who run away from foster care and their risk of trafficking victimization, state efforts to serve children who are sex trafficking victims, and state efforts to support long-term connections to caring adults for children in foster care.