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April 2010Vol. 11, No. 3Focusing on Caseworker Visits to Improve Outcomes for Children

The connection between caseworker visits and improved outcomes for children, as indicated by findings from the Federal Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs), is the focus of the December 2009 issue of Practice Notes, produced by the North Carolina Division of Social Services and the Family and Children's Resource Program. This issue addresses the following topics to help child welfare workers and agencies increase their focus on visits:

  • What the CFSRs tell us about visits
  • Child welfare worker visits with children in out-of-home care
  • Questions workers can ask themselves to enhance visits with families
  • Ways supervisors and agencies can improve and monitor performance on worker visits
  • Parental visits and infants with prenatal substance exposure
  • Practice update: Using data to engage new partners
  • What to do and say when a child asks an unanswerable question

The December 2009 issue of Practice Notes is available online: