• November 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 9

Strategies and Tools for Practice

Child welfare professionals will want to check out resources on trauma and useful tools and information on racial disproportionality, differential response, and assessing risk and safety.

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    Some children who are the victims of child maltreatment also experience traumatic stress due to either acute instances of maltreatment or to chronic maltreatment. Children who suffer from...

  • Measuring Racial Equity in Child Welfare
    An article in the journal "Child Welfare" describes the use of a racial equity "scorecard" to determine disproportionality at key points in the child welfare process in order to improve policies...

  • Implementing Differential Response
    Many child welfare agencies use differential response (DR) as a strategy for addressing child maltreatment in cases deemed to carry low to moderate risk for endangering a child. DR allows an...

  • Evaluating Risk and Safety Assessments
    Child welfare agency caseworkers use risk and safety assessments to identify children at risk of maltreatment and in need of services. A newly released study, "Risk and Safety Assessment in Child...