The Center for States helps child welfare agencies build capacity to address child and family needs related to well-being. Well-being is critical to reducing risks and increasing safety and protective factors. The Center’s resources in this area promote protective factors, child and youth well-being, parent and caregiver well-being, parenting resources, and capacity building for programs and systems. Capacity building strategies include increasing the knowledge and skills of child welfare professionals to integrate service systems; restructure programs and services to better address social, emotional, and behavioral functioning; and support the well-being of children, youth, and families.
Resources From Related Topics
- Having the Normalcy Conversation Series
- Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families Video Series
- Quality Matters: Improving Caseworker Contacts With Children, Youth, and Families
- Authentic Voices Video Series
- White House Convening on Developmentally Appropriate Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults in Foster Care (PDF - 363 KB)
- Perspectives on Normalcy Series: Videos and Discussion Guides
- Considerations for LGBTQ Children and Youth in Care: Exploring Normalcy as It Relates to P.L. 113-183 (PDF - 139 KB)
- Affirming and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth in Child Welfare (PDF - 236 KB)
- Supporting Transgender Children and Youth Involved in the Court System (PDF - 106 KB)
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- Introduction to the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Youth Thrive Framework
- Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families Learning Experience
- Building Organizational Capacity in the Implementation of the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard in Accordance With P.L. 113–183
- Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Children and Youth