The Center for States helps child welfare agencies strengthen the ability of communities to support children and families so that children can remain at home. With a prevention focus, agencies can increase child safety and family well-being by strengthening families in their communities before problems occur or escalate.
To assist agencies with these goals, the Center for States offers publications and digital products that provide information about the prevention continuum (primary, secondary, and tertiary) and tips for strengthening it; learning experiences to increase knowledge related to best practices and skill development for providing prevention services; access to networking and peer-to-peer collaboration to share experiences and expertise about what works; and support in developing and implementing prevention plans that meet the requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act.
- Working Across the Prevention Continuum to Strengthen Families
- Narrow the Front Door: Community Partnerships and Primary Prevention (Children’s Bureau Express article)
Resources From Related Topics
- Congregate Care in the Age of Family First (Series)
- A Data-Driven Approach to Service Array
- Becoming a Family-Focused System (Series)
- Family First Prevention Services Act
- Quality Matters: Improving Caseworker Contacts With Children, Youth and Families (Series)
- Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2020: Strengthening Families Through Prevention and Collaboration (Learning Experience)
- Developing Trusting Partnerships and Collaborating to Strengthen Families (Video)
- Tools to Support Effective Collaboration for Strengthening Families (Video)