State Managers Series
Read research summaries and State and local examples of specific strategies for State child welfare program managers.
This issue brief discusses the benefits and challenges of caseload and workload management and describes State management strategies.
- Find more resources related to workload and caseload management in our Workload/Caseload section and in our Child Welfare Workload Compendium
This bulletin for professionals reviews ways to work with families experiencing chronic neglect, including critical elements of successful casework practice, examples of what agencies are doing, and ways agencies can integrate child welfare approaches to chronic neglect with prevention and early intervention efforts.
- Read the Bulletin
- Read more about the different types of neglect, including chronic neglect, on our website.
This bulletin for child welfare professionals discusses the importance of involving families in case planning and provides strategies for caseworkers and agencies that can encourage and support family engagement.
This bulletin for child welfare managers discusses important ways to achieve meaningful family engagement across program areas.
This issue brief highlights the importance of understanding the diverse needs, strengths, and resources of children and families from rural areas, the challenges, and the cultural sensitivity required of child welfare workers and agencies.
- Read the issue brief
- Find more information about programs and services in rural areas and find rural cultural competence information on our website.
This bulletin explores the research on best practices for supporting families after children return from out-of-home care.
This bulletin is designed to help child welfare professionals promote kinship care by providing information, referral, and support services to kinship caregivers to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in their care.
This bulletin can help child welfare professionals and others who work with transitioning youth to understand the Federal legislative requirements for transition plans and partner with youth to develop a plan that builds on their strengths while supporting their needs.
- Read the bulletin
- Find more about youth transitioning out of foster care on our website and in our National Foster Care Month web section