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

Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act

This toolkit, from Child and Family Futures, ChildFocus and the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, is designed to guide state leaders in their efforts to implement... (Read more)

Published Oct 23, 2020

Wisconsin's Family First Website

This website, hosted by Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, outlines the state's efforts to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act. Resources include background, action teams and Quality Residential... (Read more)

Published Oct 23, 2020

Support for Family-Focused Residential Treatment-Title IV-E and Medicaid Guidance

On October 5th, the Administration of Children & Families and Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services released guidance on Support for Family-Focused Residential Treatment. Guidance includes: Existing Opportunities and Flexibilities... (Read more)

Published Oct 5, 2020

2020 State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Report: Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving Beyond

Released by Generations United, Facing a Pandemic: Families Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving Beyond is the 2020 State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Report. This report elevates the unique... (Read more)

Published Sep 30, 2020

Georgia's Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan

Beginning in early 2019, leaders representing family-serving state agencies, community organizations, and stakeholder groups came together to address Georgia’s high rate of child abuse and neglect. It was determined that... (Read more)

Published Sep 30, 2020

Maine's Child and Family Services & Family First

Maine's Child and Family Services website section on Family First provides details on Maine's implementation plan including candidacy, evidence based practice, workforce and training and qualified residential treatment programs. The... (Read more)

Published Sep 30, 2020

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National Adoption Month 2020 - Engage Youth: Listen and Learn

The Child Welfare Information Gateway developed a website for National Adoption Month 2020. The website includes resources for child welfare professionals, for legal professionals, and for youth. It also features... (Read more)

Published Sep 24, 2020

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The Guardian: A Quarterly Law Journal Published by NACC

The Guardian is a quarterly law journal published by the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) exclusively for its members. However, NACC has made the fall volume of their... (Read more)

Published Sep 24, 2020