May 2023Vol. 24, No. 4Updates 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
- 2023/2024 Prevention Resource Guide
- Advancing Equality for LGBTQIA2S+ Individuals [New webpage]
- Compliance With Federal Behavioral Health and Wellness Laws [Webpage update]
- Engaging Families in Permanency Planning [Webpage update]
- "Episode 84: What Does an Effective Support System Look Like?" [Podcast episode]
- Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect
- Impact of Substance Use on the Child Welfare System [Web section update]
- National Foster Care Month 2023 [New web section]
- Planeando la adopción: conozca los costos y recursos (Planning for Adoption: Knowing the Costs and Resources)
- Realistic Job Previews (RJPs) [Webpage update]
- Reunifying Families [Web section update]
- Separating Poverty From Neglect in Child Welfare
- Supporting Expectant, Pregnant, and Parenting Youth in Foster Care [Webpage update]
- Supporting Your Mental Health During Times of Uncertainty [Webpage update]
- Sustainability Planning [Webpage update]
- Two-Generation Approaches to Supporting Family Well-Being
- Understanding Psychotropic Medications [Web section update]
- Using Social Media in Child Welfare [Webpage update]
- Working With Families: Substance Use [Webpage update]
Visit the Information Gateway website for more.
Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative
- Center for Courts
- Center for States
- A Tool for Youth Engagement and Empowerment
- Building on the Lessons Learned From Division X Implementation
- CFSR Statewide Data Indicators [Webpage update]
- Child and Family Services Review State Data Profile Quick Reference (Updated for CFSR Round 4)
- "Episode 4: Partnering With Parents for System Change" [Podcast recording]
- John H. Chafee Foster Care for Successful Transition to Adulthood Program Resource List
- Preparation Checklist for Engagement of Young People and Families in the CFSR
- Providing Direct Financial Assistance to Youth and Young Adults
- Rethinking Service Array for Young People Transitioning From Child Welfare
- Spotlight On Supporting the Child Welfare Workforce
- Center for Tribes Tribal Information Exchange
- Capacity Building Center for Tribes Facebook page (may require a Facebook account)
- “Part 1: Maintaining Clear Roles with Realistic Expectations” (from the Trauma-Informed Supervision in Tribal Child Welfare series) [Webinar recording]
- Trauma-Informed Practice Strategies to Support Indigenous Transition-Aged Youth
- Trauma-Informed Supervision in Child Welfare
Visit the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative website for more.
Children's Bureau Learning and Coordination Center (CBLCC)
- "Birth Parent Foster Caregiver Partnerships: Taking a Family Systems Perspective" [Digital dialogue]
- WE CAN: Social Media Messages You Can Use in National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Beyond
- "Young Mamas in Foster Care: Setting the Stage for Success" [Digital dialogue]
Visit the CBLCC website for more.
FRIENDS National Resource Center
- April 2023 CBCAP Peer Learning Call: Overview of 2023 CBCAP Program Instruction and Application [Webinar recording]
- Sharing the Journey: Voices of Parent Leaders [Podcast series]
Visit the FRIENDS National Resource Center website for more.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)
- “Mitigating Safety and Risk for Children Affected by Parental Substance Use Disorders Involved in the Child Welfare System” [Webinar recording]
Visit the NCSACW website for more.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)
Visit the NCWWI website for more.
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
- AFCARS Foster Care File, 6-Month periods (FY2016A - 2022B)
- The NDACAN Updata (Spring 2023 issue)
Visit the NDACAN website for more.
Quality Improvement Center on Engaging Youth in Finding Permanency (QIC-EY)
- Barriers to Authentic Youth Engagement
- QIC-EY Lessons Learned #1: Authentic Engagement of Children and Youth Must be Reimagined and Clearly Defined
Visit the QIC-EY website for more.
Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD)
- Building Knowledge to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce (March 2023 issue)
- Supporting Virtual Supervision as Part of a Hybrid Workforce
- Virtual Training in Child Welfare
Visit the QIC-WD website for more.
- “10 consejos para ayudar a los adolescentes a explorar la adopción” [Article]
- “Adoptive Parents: Find the Post-Adoption Support Your Family Needs Now” [Blog post]
- “AdoptUSKids Welcomes Melinda Kline as National Project Director” [Article]
- “Embedding Support in All You Do: 5 Ways Tribes Can Support Resource Families From First Engagement” [Article]
- “Foster Parents: Celebrate Everything—and Other Secrets to Success” [Blog post]
- “Hoja de consejos de reclutamientos especificos para niños” [Article]
- “Rejuvenating Your Support Groups” [Webinar recording]
- “This Foster Parent Brings Lessons From Her Own Experience in Foster Care” [Blog post]
- “Transracial Parenting Resources” [Blog post]
- “Workers: Help Recruit Speakers Bureau Members” [Article]
Visit the AdoptUSKids website for more.
James Bell Associates
- Capacity Building Projects: The Role of Tailored Services in Fostering Reforms in Child Welfare Systems
- “Connecting Technical Assistance to Implementation Progress in Child Welfare Capacity Building Efforts” [Article]
- Home Visiting and the Opioid Crisis
- State Partnerships to Coordinate Home Visiting and Child Welfare
Visit the James Bell Associates website for more.