Access the Children's Bureau's knowledge-building resources
Introduction to Parent-Child Visits
Take this free self-guided online training course for child welfare workers and supervisors as well as related professionals and caregivers to learn about the importance of family visits and best practice strategies to optimize parent-child visits.
Developed in partnership with the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections.
How Federal Legislation Impacts Child Welfare Service Delivery
Learn how Federal legislation and policy changes impact State and Tribal child wellfare systems and service delivery. This step-by-step description also links to relevant child welfare information.
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Spotlight On Protective Factors, Strengthening Partnerships, and more
Curricula, tools, and materials
Toolkit for trainers
Assessment and evaluation
Education and training organizations
Training models and partnerships
Navigating Child Welfare Information Gateway’s Website
State Managers Series
Read research summaries and State and local examples of specific strategies for State child welfare program managers.
Series of topics includes:
Caseload & Workload Management »
Chronic Child Neglect »
Engaging Families in Case Planning »
Family Engagement »
Rural Child Welfare Practice »
Supporting Reunification and Preventing Reentry into Out-of-Home Care »
Working With Kinship Caregivers »
Working With Youth to Develop a Transition Plan »
Family Engagement in Child Welfare »
View videos of Systems of Care Communities working with birth parents and kin caregivers and discover the necessary elements for successful peer-to-peer family engagement programs.
Realistic Job Previews (RJPs) »
View information, resources, and links to online RJP videos from different States. Videos may be used by candidates considering a career in child welfare, by agencies as part of the job screening process, and by trainers.