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April 2015Vol. 16, No. 3Safety Resources and Kinship Placements

In a 2014 survey of its State's child welfare professionals, the North Carolina Division of Social Services (DSS) learned that professionals were keenly interested in accessing quality and consistent information on the topic of safety resources and kinship care. In an effort to create some consistency among child welfare agencies on the use of safety resources and kinship placements, DSS and the Family and Children's Resource Program developed an issue of Practice Notes that addresses some of these concerns. Some of the topics discussed in the issue include the following:

  • "Safety Resources: Definition, Benefits, and Challenges"
  • "Use of Safety Resources and Title IV-E Funding"
  • "Using Temporary Safety Resource Placements: Best Practices"
  • "Sample Safety Resource Placement Memo of Agreement"
  • "Research on Kinship Care: Implications for Practice"
  • "Reaching Out to Relatives When Children Enter Foster Care"
  • "Kinship Caregiver Benefits Checklist"

Access Practice Notes: Safety Resources and Kinship Care, 20(1), 2014, at