Every Kid Needs a Family Website

The purpose of this site is to provide information and advocacy tools to assist judges, attorneys, and advocates in making decisions regarding the placement of children that reflect the least... (Read more)

Published Nov 23, 2020

Transforming Child Welfare Systems to a 21st Century Model that Strengthens and Supports Families and Communities: Innovations from the Field

This document from the Within Our Reach office of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is designed to describe a public health approach and provide some examples of innovations... (Read more)

Published Nov 22, 2020

Letter from Associate Commissioner Milner reflecting on Roundtables with Young Leaders

On November 18th, Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner of the Federal Children's Bureau released a letter reflecting on the twelve roundtables conducted with young people in/from foster care that the Children's... (Read more)

Published Nov 18, 2020

Child Welfare Policy Manual Q & A: Section 8.6C "Title IV-E Prevention Services Program, Administrative Functions/Costs"

The Child Welfare Policy Manual has released a new Question and Answer under Section 8.6C "Title IV-E Prevention Services Program, Administrative Functions/Costs. Question 1: May a title IV-E agency... (Read more)

Published Nov 18, 2020

Webinar Recording: Utilizing Casey Family Programs’ Community Opportunity Map to Support Family Resource Centers

This webinar recording from the National Family Support Network provides an overview of Casey Family Programs’ Community Opportunity Map and illustrate how it can be leveraged to support Family Resource... (Read more)

Published Oct 28, 2020

State-level Data for Understanding Child Welfare in the United States

This comprehensive child welfare resource from Child Trends provides state and national data on child maltreatment , foster care , kinship caregiving , and adoption from foster care. The data... (Read more)

Published Oct 28, 2020

Birth Parent National Network Member Corey Best Spotlights the Problem with America’s Child Welfare System

In this blog resource from Family Voices United, Birth Parent National Network Member Corey Best reflects on how racism shows up in child welfare and presents questions that child welfare... (Read more)

Published Oct 28, 2020

Understanding Racial Trauma and Institutional Racism to Improve Cultural Responsiveness, Race Equity, and Implicit Bias in Child Welfare Cases

In this webinar recording from the National Association of Counsel for Children, presenters discussed Racial Trauma and Institutional Racism in the field of child welfare, particularly through agencies charged with... (Read more)

Published Oct 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Child Welfare: Using Data to Understand Trends in Maltreatment and Response

Since March 2020, stay-at-home orders and deteriorating economic conditions have placed families under stress, while children home from school have diminished exposure to adults who might detect and report abuse... (Read more)

Published Oct 23, 2020

Our American States Podcast - State, Federal Policies Aim to Ease Transition Out of Foster Care

The 108th episode of the Our American States Podcast from the National Conference of State Legislatures focuses on policies that support youth transitioning out of foster care and challenges young... (Read more)

Published Oct 23, 2020