• February 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 1


  • New Video Helps Prepare Children for Court
    A new video, "Home Court Advantage," is an animated, interactive, instructional DVD designed to put children at ease when facing a court appearance. The primary audience for the video is child...

  • Judging "Reasonable Efforts"
    Judges in child welfare cases are often called upon to determine whether child welfare agencies have made the required reasonable efforts to prevent a child's out-of-home placement, reunify a...

  • Helping Courts With the Co-occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
    Protecting families where there is co-occurring child abuse and domestic violence poses a real challenge to courts and social services systems. A new publication, "Helping St. Louis County...

  • Changes in Federal and State Laws and Policies
    Two new reports offer summaries of changes in Federal and State laws and policies that impact child welfare agencies and those involved in the child welfare system. A report released by the...

  • Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting
    Foster parents, kinship caregivers, and adoptive parents can find information and resources to help them navigate the foster care system at the Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting (LAPP)...

  • Youth Transitioning to Independent Living
    The Finance Project has launched a new website for youth transitioning out of foster care and those who work with them. The Information Resource Center provides links to resources on how to...

  • Orphan Foundation Scholarships
    The Orphan Foundation of America, which administers the Casey Family Scholars program, is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. Scholarships up to $10,000...