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

A man siting on a sofa with a girl on his lap reading.

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 58 resources
Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

On September 1–3, 2015, the Administration for Children and Families and the Children’s Bureau hosted the 17th Annual Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects Meeting for representatives from title IV-E agencies that have waivers, as well as those operating a traditional IV-E program.

Webinar

Register through CapLEARN to access the webinar.
This webinar explores an exciting new framework for applying safety science to promote safety culture in child welfare agencies. 

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.
Presents a new framework for applying safety science to promote safety culture in child welfare agencies, and presents strategies from other industries for incorporating safety culture within child welfare agencies to improve outcomes for communities and staff.

Webinar

Explores how to design, integrate, and implement financial capability services into existing programs targeted at youth who are transitioning out of foster care to help them manage their financial resources and avoid chronic financial instability. 

Webinar

Summarizes the process of creating teams and teaming structures for a child welfare change and implementation process. This webinar includes an example of how an agency might facilitate the process of teaming to accomplish change, as well as stories from the field on what teaming looks like in practice.

Webinar

Available on CAPLearn; registration required.
Parts 1, 2, and 3 offers best practices information on responding to sex trafficking of children and youth in child welfare, and building knowledge on the special needs of trafficking victims and youth at risk of becoming victims.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.
Provides a broad overview of the Child Welfare Response to Child and Youth Sex Trafficking learning curriculum and explores how the curriculum could be integrated into agency training programs.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.
Get informed about creating normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care and browse relevant examples.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Introduces key components of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Training Academy. This webinar provides a basic understanding of the Academy and describes various ways it can be integrated into a State’s current training schedule and catalogue. Information is presented by Dawn Schoonhoven, a Center for States CQI consultant.

Webinar

Watch this presentation from the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo to learn how and why racial and ethnic disparities exist in child welfare systems and in outcomes for children, youth, and families.  

Webinar

Learn about the Children’s Bureau’s commitment to racial and other equity in its work and the actions the Children’s Bureau is taking to advance racial equity in child welfare. 

Webinar

Discover strategies for using data to build evidence, engage youth, families, and other partners, and move toward racial equity in child welfare. ​

Webinar

Discover how data sharing can improve the child welfare court system.

Webinar

Learn how to effectively present data in digestible and actionable ways that lead to real change.