June 2023Vol. 24, No. 5Updates 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
- Building Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems [Webpage update]
- Child Maltreatment and Brain Development: A Primer for Caregivers
- Child Maltreatment and Brain Development: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals
- Collaboration With Juvenile Justice Agencies [Webpage update]
- Considering Siblings in Permanency Planning [Webpage update]
- Court Improvement Programs: Collaboration Between Child Welfare Agencies and Legal and Judicial Communities
- Participación familiar: colaborar con las familias para mejorar los resultados de bienestar de menores (Family Engagement: Partnering With Families to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes)
- Protecting the Rights and Providing Appropriate Services to LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Out-of-Home Care
- Transition Support and Services [Webpage update]
Visit the Information Gateway website for more.
Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative
- Center for Courts
- Center for States
- “Chalyce’s Story” [Video]
- Change and Implementation at a Glance: Considerations for Advancing Racial Equity Through Problem Exploration
- Change and Implementation at a Glance: Implementation Planning and Capacity Building
- Change and Implementation at a Glance: Intervention Selection and Design/Adaptation Resources
- Change and Implementation at a Glance: Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging
- Change and Implementation at a Glance: Monitoring, Evaluating, and Applying Findings
- Change and Implementation at a Glance: Readiness
- Change and Implementation at a Glance: Teaming
- Change and Implementation at a Glance: Theory of Change
- Change and Implementation in Practice: Problem Exploration
- Citizen Connections: Winter/Spring 2023[E-newsletter]
- “Cole’s Story” [Video]
- Spotlight On Partnering to Develop Community-Based Prevention Services
- Center for Tribes Tribal Information Exchange
Visit the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative website for more.
Children's Bureau Learning and Coordination Center (CBLCC)
- "Birth Parent & Foster Caregiver Partnerships: A Family Systems Perspective" [Digital dialogue]
- "Missing From Care: Preventing and Responding to Sex Trafficking of Youth" [Digital dialogue]
Visit the CBLCC website for more.
National Center on Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) FRIENDS
Visit the FRIENDS website for more.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)
- Engaging Parents and Youths With Lived Experience: Strengthening Collaborative Policy and Practice Initiatives for Families With Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Visit the NCSACW website for more.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)
- NCWWI Leadership Academy: Cross-Site Final Evaluation Report
- The Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies: Systems Change Through a Relational Anishinaabe Worldview
Visit the NCWWI website for more.
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
- AFCARS Foster Care File, 6-month periods (FY2016A - 2022B) [Dataset]
- NDACAN Brochure
- Spring 2023 issue of The NDACAN Updata
Visit the NDACAN website for more.
Quality Improvement Center on Engaging Youth in Finding Permanency (QIC-EY)
- QIC-EY Lessons Learned #2: Leaders Set the Tone for Building Relationships That Drive Authentic Engagement of Children and Youth
Visit the QIC-EY website for more.
Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability, and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Two-Spirit Children and Youth in Foster Care (QIC-LGBTQ2S) at the National Center for Youth with Diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE Center)
- Youth, Family & Caregiver Programming [Webpage update]
Visit the QIC-LGBTQ2S on the SOGIE Center website for more.
Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD)
- May 2023 issue of Building Knowledge to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce
- Measuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Measuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Tips for Child Welfare Professionals
- Umbrella Summary: Career Interests
Visit the QIC-WD website for more.
- “5 Tips for Honoring National Foster Care Month This Year” [Article]
- “Adoptive Parents: Find the Post-Adoption Support Your Family Needs Now” [Blog post]
- “AdoptUSKids Highlights for Professionals This Month” [Article]
- “Celebrate National Foster Care Month by Lifting Up Youth Mental Health: 6 Ideas to Get You Started” [Blog post]
- “How Do We Start Preventing Adoption and Guardianship Disruption?” [Article]
Visit the AdoptUSKids website for more.
James Bell Associates
- Exploring Employment and Education Outcomes for Caregivers Participating in Parents as Teachers
- Family Spirit Program Profile
- Latin American Youth Center’s Promotor Pathway Profile
- Mapping Evidence-Based Home Visiting Provided by Tribal-Led Organizations
- Peer Health Exchange Profile
Visit the James Bell Associates website for more.