About the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative

What Is the Collaborative?

The Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative (the Collaborative), a service of the Children’s Bureau, is a partnership among three centers:

The Collaborative helps public child welfare agencies, Tribes, and courts build the necessary capacity to meet federal standards and requirements, improve child welfare practice and administration, and achieve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children, youth, and families.

 

What Does the Collaborative Do?

The purpose of the Collaborative is to help agencies build capacity to improve outcomes for the communities they serve. The Collaborative also works to advance the Children’s Bureau’s priorities, which highlight the importance of families, prevent unnecessary removals, and work to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families. The following video introduces the Collaborative and describes its work with agencies, Tribes, and courts to build capacity, enhance practice, and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.

 

Advancing the Children's Bureau's Vision

Learn more about:

  • Children's Bureau's Priorities
  • Federal Laws & Requirements
  • Urgent Needs & Annual Initiatives

Advancing the Children's Bureau Vision

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If you are interested in our services, please contact the appropriate State Liaison from your region. For resources or other information, please visit one of the Center resource libraries: 

The Collaborative’s Services

All states, territories, and Tribes that receive title IV-E or IV-B funds administered by the Children's Bureau and jurisdictions with title IV-E waiver demonstrations are eligible for services from the Collaborative.

All three Centers provide the following services:

  • Providing coaching and consultation to help jurisdictions assess their needs, improve performance, and achieve better outcomes for children and families. Contact your State Liaisons for more information.
  • Developing and disseminating products and online learning courses on a variety of topics to increase awareness and understanding of child welfare topics.
  • Supporting peer networking to enhance knowledge, skills, and relationships among groups of professionals and peers.

Learn About the Collaborative’s Capacity Building Approach

Capacity building is an ongoing, evidence-informed process that helps create a productive and effective child welfare system to better serve all children, youth, and families. 

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Connect with the Center for States

Learn how we can help your agency build the capacity to thrive.

Emailcapacityinfo@icfi.com 
Phone: 1.844.222.0272
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Connect with the Center for Tribes

Learn how we can help your agency build the capacity to thrive.

Email: info@cbc4tribes.org
Phone: 1.800.871.870

Connect with the Center for Courts

Learn how we can help your agency build the capacity to thrive.

Email: Jennifer.Renne@americanbar.org
Phone: 202-662-1731