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Video

Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.

Publication Year 2016
PDF

Learn how to create an agency organizational culture that is inclusive and knowledgeable about the unique needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.

Publication Year 2016
Webinar

Learn about the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) families involved with the child welfare system and ways to help them.

Publication Year 2016
Webinar

Discover how parent partner programs support family reunification by guiding and motivating parents into constructive interactions with the child welfare system and courts.

Publication Year 2016
Video

Bruce and Brenda have been married for 33 years and have four daughters. From 2006 to 2009, they provided a kinship placement for their four grandchildren. In 2010, the couple adopted Bruce (now 18 years old), Tre’Nae (now 15 years old), Mason (now 13 years old), and Kiaunna (now 10 years old).

Publication Year 2016
Webinar

Learn how child welfare professionals and family leaders can use the Parent Partner Program Navigator, a web-based, interactive resource that offers guidance for designing and implementing parent partner programs at child welfare agencies.

Publication Year 2016
PDF

This handout is part of the series, “Perspectives on Normalcy: Videos and Discussion Questions.” It is designed to facilitate discussion about the issues raised in the video, “Kinship Adoption: You Get a Call, ‘Do You Want These Kids?’”

Publication Year 2016
PDF

Hear about the challenges and experiences of an adoptive family and how they created belonging, healthy development, and normal experiences.

Publication Year 2016
Webinar

Explore existing frameworks for protective capacities and protective factors and learn how to use them together for better prevention.

Publication Year 2016
Infographic

Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.

Publication Year 2016
PDF

Learn how supervisors and program managers can assist child welfare caseworkers in conducting quality visits with parents.

Publication Year 2017
PDF

Explore models and approaches for targeting safety outcomes.

Publication Year 2017
Webinar

Discover how the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) has been implemented in one state to promote normalcy for children and youth in foster care.

Publication Year 2015