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September 2003Vol. 4, No. 7New Publication Promotes Best Practices for Reports of Maltreatment in Foster Care

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), in partnership with Casey Family Programs, developed Best Practice Guidelines: Child Maltreatment in Foster Care to offer direction to child welfare agencies providing placement and child protective services. The guidelines provide agencies with a tool to help them develop administrative policies, procedures, and practices that will ensure a coordinated, effective response to reports of maltreatment of children in foster care.

Best Practice Guidelines is the result of a 2-year collaboration between CWLA and the Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support. The collaboration involved surveying the States to assess their current responses to reports of maltreatment and convening an expert panel to provide guidance in the development of the best practices.

Best Practice Guidelines: Child Maltreatment in Foster Care is available in PDF format on the Casey Family Programs website at (PDF 315 KB)