- June 2016
- Vol. 17, No. 4
New Diligent Recruitment Resources
The National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment (NRCDR) at AdoptUSKids published two new resources for States and Tribes:
- Diligent Recruitment Planning Tool for Tribes: A Tribal Supplement to the Diligent Recruitment Navigator aims to help Tribal child welfare systems who are looking to develop diligent recruitment plans and programs engage, develop, and support kinship, foster, guardianship, and adoptive families. While the tool highlights key elements and information from the NRCDR's Diligent Recruitment Navigator and offers additional customized content for Tribes, it can be used either as a companion to the full Diligent Recruitment Navigator or on its own. Ideas for discussion questions and people to include in planning discussions are also featured. Access the tool at http://nrcdr.org/_assets/files/NRCDR-org/dr-navigator-tribal-supplement.pdf (100 KB).
- Developing Recruitment Plans: A Toolkit for States and Tribes provides guidance, strategies, examples, and tools for developing data-driven recruitment plans, including ideas for creating short-term plans, targeted recruitment plans focused on particular populations or areas, and comprehensive diligent recruitment plans. The toolkit features topics such as the value of a strong planning process and plan, what a recruitment plan should be, and ways to engage with data, and it offers 10 recruitment-planning worksheets. Access the toolkit at http://www.nrcdr.org/_assets/files/NRCDR-org/developing-recruitment-plans-toolkit.pdf (391 KB).
To view a list of all NRCDR publications, visit http://nrcdr.org/publications.
A new synthesis of the Children's Bureau's work to fund multifaceted diligent recruitment programs for a range of resource families for children in foster care, including kinship, foster, concurrent, and adoptive families, is now available. Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System is available on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website at https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/funding/funding-sources/federal-funding/cb-funding/cbreports/families/.