Resource Library

The Center for Courts identifies and develops resources to address pressing needs in the field and enable child welfare professionals and their agencies to provide quality services to children and families. We provide States and territories with the tools and resources needed to build capacity and support program administration and practice. Examples include practical tools, promising practice publications, data snapshots, and presentations.

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Learn about the Collaborative and the work it does with agencies, Tribes, and courts to build capacity.

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This paper provides an introduction to CFSRs, an explanation of why CFSRs are important to maintaining the momentum of court improvement efforts, and specific suggestions for how courts can become involved in CFSRs.

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Learn about the different types of survey to use, how to increase response rates and who should be surveyed.

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Learn about the considerations for protecting participants and how evaluators need to be sure to address any issues if they are involving parents and children in evaluation activities.

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Learn about what surveys are, the pros and cons of surveys, and more basic information about surveys.

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Surveys are an efficient way to obtain information. They provide a means to receive valuable insight, are easy to implement, and are not resource intensive. However, it is important to know when NOT to use them and what NOT to do when you decide to implement them.

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Learn how involving courts and attorneys in the CFSR can support making effective improvements to State child welfare programs.

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Learn about the National Model Training Curriculum by the Capacity Building Center for Courts.

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Consult this guide to learn how agencies and courts work together to use Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangements (APPLAs).

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Explore this tip sheet to learn about child welfare agency and court responsibilities related to APPLA provisions and strategies to achieve permanency.