April 2023Vol. 24, No. 3Updates From the Children's Bureau's Training and Technical Assistance Partners
The Children's Bureau funds several technical assistance centers to provide professionals with tools to better serve children, youth, and families. The following are some of the latest resources from these partners.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
- "Child Maltreatment 2021 Summary" [Infographic]
- Ethical Practice & Client Rights [Webpage update]
- Family First Prevention Services Act [Webpage update]
- Forensic Interviewing: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals
- Guidance for Immigrant and Refugee Families: The Child Welfare System
- Identification of Neglect [Webpage update]
- Maintaining/Maximizing Placement Stability [Webpage update]
- Preventing Disruption/Dissolution [Webpage update]
- Social Media and Out-of-Home Care [Webpage update]
- Social Media in Adoption [Webpage update]
- Supporting Families With Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders [Webpage update]
- Trabajar con familias inmigrantes y refugiadas: una guía para agencias de bienestar de menores (Working With Immigrant and Refugee Families: A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies)
- Trabajar con familias inmigrantes y refugiadas: una guía para trabajadores de bienestar de menores (Working With Immigrant and Refugee Families: A Guide for Child Welfare Caseworkers)
- Using Social Media in Child Welfare [Webpage update]
Visit the Information Gateway website for more.
Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative
- Center for Courts
- Center for States
- Center for Tribes Tribal Information Exchange
Visit the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative website for more.
FRIENDS National Resource Center
- Welcome to the Crosswalk of Evidence-Based Programs [Webpage]
- "Protective Factors: Strengthening Families, Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect" [Training]
- Sharing the Journey: Voices of Parent Leaders [Podcast series]
Visit the FRIENDS National Resource Center website for more.
Children's Bureau Learning and Coordination Center (CBLCC)
- "Birth Parent Foster Caregiver Partnerships: Taking a Family Systems Perspective" [Digital dialogue]
Visit the CBLCC website for more.
Visit the AdoptUSKids website for more.
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
- National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File, FFY 2021 [Dataset]
- National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Agency File FFY 2021 [Dataset]
- Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Adoption File 2021 [Dataset]
- Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Foster Care File 2021 [Dataset]
Visit the NDACAN website for more.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)
- "Assessing Trauma in American Indian/Alaska Native Parents as an ICWA Active Effort"
- "COVID-19 Lessons Learned for Child Welfare"
- The Impact of Turnover on Families Involved in Child Welfare
Visit the NCWWI website for more.
Quality Improvement Center for Family Centered Reunification (QIC-R)
- “Family-Centered Reunification Training” [Training]
- “The Power of Affirming Language & Finding Strengths” [Presentation slides]
Visit the QIC-R website for more.
Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD)
- “HR and Child Welfare Data – Building Connections to Improve Practice” [Blog post]
- QIC-WD National Webinar Series
Visit the QIC-WD website for more.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)
- Child Welfare & Planning for Safety: A Collaborative Approach for Families With Parental Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare Involvement
- "Engagement and Safety Decision-Making in Substance Use Disorder Cases" [Video]
- Identifying Safety and Protective Capacities for Families With Parental Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare Involvement
- "Planning for Safety in Cases When Parental Substance Use Disorder Is Present" [Video]
- “Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders: Supporting Kinship Families” [Webinar]
- “Successful Collaboration: Top Down or Bottom Up? Both!” [Webinar]
Visit the NCSACW website for more.
Quality Improvement Center on Engaging Youth in Finding Permanency (QIC-EY)
- Four Ways That Courts Can Actively Engage Children and Youth Involved in Child Welfare Proceedings
- QIC-EY Lessons Learned #1: Authentic Engagement of Children and Youth Must be Reimagined and Clearly Defined [Webpage]
Visit the QIC-EY website for more.
James Bell Associates
- Home Visiting and the Opioid Crisis
- Incorporating Multiple Data Sources to Assess Changes in Organizational Capacity in Child Welfare Systems
- "Our Tomorrows Project and Using SenseMaker for Child Welfare Planning, Research, and Evaluation" [Webinar]
Visit the James Bell Associates website for more.