Agencies and Courts: Putting Families Front and Center Activity and Discussion Guide
The videos and activities in this guide can be a vehicle to build mutual understanding and spark change across the child welfare system. Training managers can integrate the content into training for child welfare workers or for cross-system training of court and child welfare personnel.
Explains how agency personnel, court staff, and stakeholders can collaborate to create a shared vision for child welfare and to prioritize reunification. The videos and activities can help build mutual understanding and spark change across the child welfare system. Child welfare program managers or supervisors can use the resources for one-on-one coaching and in team meetings. Teams can identify strategies that promote family-centered, strength-based practice and coordinated supports. Court Improvement Program coordinators and court personnel can gain insight into strategies that emphasize multidisciplinary support for families.
Capacity Building Center for States (2020). Agencies and Courts: Putting Families Front and Center Activity and Discussion Guide. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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