Resources and information on topics that are relevant across the child welfare continuum. This section addresses assessment, the role of courts, cultural competence, domestic violence, laws and policies, mental health, statistics, substance abuse, and an array of other services that support children, youth, and families.
Comprehensive family assessment, assessing resource families, community assessment, and other approaches.
Behavioral Health and Wellness
Provides information about how to support families’ behavioral health and wellness, including casework practice, evidence-based practice, cross-system collaboration, Federal supports and services, substance use disorder treatment services, and resources for children and families.
Court processes, attorney roles, confidentiality, court improvement, collaboration, ICWA, and more.
Cultural competence in all aspects of child welfare, including working with children and families, racial disproportionality, services, and training.
Addresses the impact, prevention, and assessment of domestic violence, treatment services for victims, cross-system collaboration, casework practice with families experiencing domestic violence, and resources for families.
Diverse populations and communities
Provides resources and information for child welfare professionals working with children, youth, and families from varied cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, geographic, and other diverse backgrounds and communities.
Offers resources on human trafficking of children and youth and information about organizations addressing the issue.
Laws & policies
Summaries of State laws on child abuse and neglect reporting and records, permanency plans for children in out-of-home care, and adoption; and Federal laws on child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.
Early childhood and child care, education, health, housing, respite care, and other services to support families.
Statistics on child and family well-being, child abuse and neglect, child welfare and foster care, adoption, and related issues.
Helps child welfare professionals stay abreast of current science, policy, practice, and systemic efforts to enhance child, youth, and family well-being.
Resources that support positive outcomes for youth, especially youth involved in the child welfare system, and that contribute to their positive development.