• Dec 2006/Jan 2007
  • Vol. 7, No. 9

Resources

  • State Child Welfare Factsheets
    A collaboration between the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the Children's Defense Fund has resulted in a series of factsheets—one for each State and one for the nation—on child...
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  • Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare
    The Casey-CSSP (Center for the Study of Social Policy) Alliance for Racial Equity in the Child Welfare System recently published a new paper by Robert Hill, titled "Synthesis of Research on...
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  • Child Welfare Publication Awards
    The Center for Child Welfare Policy of the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW) presented its 2006 Pro Humanitate Literary Awards at an October 3 luncheon. The annual awards...
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  • Toolkit for Resettlement and Refugee Professionals
    Refugee resettlement workers and administrators now have a new resource to help them navigate the child welfare system. "Refugees and the U.S. Child Welfare System: Background Information for...
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  • School Success and Child Welfare
    Children involved with child welfare often experience low academic achievement, but there are steps that child welfare workers can take to promote school success for these children. Recent issues...
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  • Family Resilience
    Strengthening family resilience is a primary focus of prevention and intervention programs for at-risk families and children. Social workers and child welfare workers will find a practical guide...
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  • Resources on Substance Use Disorders
    Children and Family Futures (CFF) is a California-based nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of children and families, particularly those affected by substance use disorders. CFF...
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  • Promoting Positive Family Development
    Powerful Families is a website sponsored by Casey Family Programs and community- and faith-based organizations as a resource for training families and caregivers for self-sufficiency. The Powerful...
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  • Systems of Care
    An updated Systems of Care (SOC) webpage is available on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website to provide resources for professionals interested in developing interagency collaborations to...
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  • Foster Youth Internships
    College students who were in foster care at their 18th birthday or adopted from the foster care system after their 14th birthday may be eligible to apply for a summer internship program run by the...
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  • Scholarships for Foster Youth
    The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) offers scholarships for foster youth who wish to further their education beyond high school, including college or university studies, vocational and...
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  • Helping Youth Transition to Independence
    The Andrus Family Fund awards grants to projects that help foster youth ages 18 to 21 transition to independent living. AFF funds projects that are based on a "transition" framework,...
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