The Center for States helps child welfare agencies implement and sustain practices that enhance timely and appropriate permanency for children in care, strengthen and maintain the relationships of children in care with their parents, and place children with relatives whenever appropriate. Strategies to help states build capacity include improving partnerships with courts, developing data-driven recruitment and retention plans and programs, and working with stakeholders and organizations that offer an array of recruitment, licensing, and permanency support services.
Watch these insightful stories to learn about issues of belonging, connection, development, and normalcy for children and youth in out-of-home care.
Use these resources to better understand the congregate care provisions of the FFPSA and what they might mean for your agency.
Use this series of six tip sheets to find information that supports caseworkers responding to families experiencing domestic violence and child maltreatment.
Explore this series for tips and strategies to help community-based organizations work with adoptive parents to promote permanency.
Use this series to find support for states and territories in implementing training related to the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183).
Browse this suite of publications and learning tools to help build capacity for conducting quality contacts.
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This learning experience is designed to help States and territories build their systems’ capacity to achieve placement stability. Placement stability refers to providing a child or youth in foster care with a stable, secure, long-term family environment in which to live.
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