Resource Library

The Center for States designs products, services, and learning experiences to increase understanding and awareness, and build knowledge and skills. The Center focuses its attention on developing products and resources on several core organizational and practice topics.

If you are interested in our series and learning experiences, please use our search bar or explore our topics.

Explore our resources below and filter them as you need.

Library and Information Services

Woman in front of a computer

The Center for States provides research assistance and responds to information requests on building capacity in child welfare.

Connect With Us

Learn how we can help your agency build the capacity to thrive.

Email: capacityinfo@icfi.com 
Phone: 1.844.222.0272

Visit the Center for States' Contact Us webpage for more information.

Showing 1 - 15 of 79 resources
PDF

This guide is designed to support administrative leaders in states and other jurisdictions in using data to assess and identify ways to improve their service array.

Video

Explore strategies to engage individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more. 

PDF

Get guidance, tips, and strategies for assessing agency culture and climate. 

PDF

Use this guide for tips, and strategies concerning the critical role leadership plays in creating and sustaining positive organizational culture.

Video

Learn strategies for accurately and safely collecting data on LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults.

PDF

Learn the importance of effective, ongoing collaboration between child welfare agencies and community-based partners.

Infographic

Browse the themes and key takeaways from the How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options podcast series.

PDF

Reflect on past results to inform plans for future improvements.

Video

Learn how to engage young people and families with lived expertise in the CFSR process at a child welfare agency. 

Video

Discover strategies for co-creating and sharing power with youth and families in child welfare.

Podcast

Listen to a judge and a child welfare agency leader discuss the challenges, achievements, and strategies of the Tompkins County Family Treatment Court. This longstanding collaboration between the child welfare, substance use treatment, and judicial systems has been steadily growing its Family Treatment Court Team and improving outcomes for families since 2001.

PDF

Access strategies to better understand and implement the family engagement requirements of the FFPSA.

Podcast

Listen to child welfare agency leaders in the District of Columbia, service providers, partners in community collaboratives, and sister agencies talk about how they coordinate service planning and delivery, are culturally responsive to the community, and provide seamless services to families.

PDF

Find information about using collaborative practices and models across human service systems to better serve families dealing with co-occurring issues.

Video

Learn about the values of cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural safety, and how to implement them at a child welfare agency.