The Center for States helps child welfare agencies build capacity for cross-system collaboration with other public agencies, private providers, tribal governments, courts, community organizations, and others to enhance communities’ abilities to provide accessible services and support families. Culturally responsive, collaborative, community-based programs can provide families with supportive environments to access critical resources that enhance protective factors. The Center’s work helps agencies build capacity for cross-system collaborations that improve relationships and institutionalized processes; ensure meaningful involvement in planning, culture, and climate improvements; and promote shared accountability.
- Pathways to Permanency: Expanding on Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) Provisions and Youth Engagement to Improve Permanency (PDF - 225 KB)
- Pathways to Permanency: Collaborating on the APPLA Provisions of
P.L. 113–183 (PDF - 167 KB) [Infographic]
- Collaborating With Youth-Serving Agencies to Respond to and Prevent Sex Trafficking of Youth (PDF - 152 KB)
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- How Agencies and Courts Improve Outcomes Together
- State-Tribal Partnerships: Coaching to ICWA Compliance
Resources From Related Topics
- Considerations and Strategies for Engaging Tribes and Tribal Families (Children's Bureau Express Article)
- Laying a Foundation: Child Welfare Agencies and Courts Working Together (Children's Bureau Express Article)
- Engaging Partners to Achieve Timely Permanency for Children and Youth Waiting to Be Adopted (Series)
- Supporting Transgender Children and Youth Involved in the Court System
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Podcasts From Information Gateway
- Working With the Correctional System and Incarcerated Parents
- Interagency Collaboration to Address Human Trafficking
- Housing’s Critical Connection to Child Welfare Series — Part 1 and Part 2