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Primer for Child Welfare workers on the intersection of parental substance use disorders and child welfare.
The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute: Effective Messaging, Storytelling, and Public Relations guide is intended to help child welfare programs initiate or improve their existing communications strategies to build public support, strengthen the workforce, improve partnerships, increase community collaboration, and enhance perceptions.
Monty's Day in Court: What to Expect When You Have to Testify in Court is a children's book which demonstrates how young people have the power to bring about change for themselves and others. As Jessica Miles, the authory of Monty's Day in Court, shares in her description, "Monty's story serves as a tool for children in learning resilience and as an aid for those on the front lines helping young people through very challenging times."
The Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) mission is to strengthen services and support for Texas youth and families to help them overcome challenges and achieve healthy development. TNOYS uses a unique comprehensive systems change approach to focus in on key value areas that research indicates are key to achieving the vision for a healthy future for Texas. Key value areas include Equity and Inclusion, Youth Voice and Youth/Adult Partnership, Research and performance-Driven Policy and Practice, Cross-Systems Collaboration. Many of TNOYS Youth Engagement tools can be accessed for free. Tools include templates to engage in advocacy locally and state-wide, training tools for workforce, webinars and TA to support youth engagement and adult partnership, a publication library, an Emergency Response Resource Center, Youth Homelessness Resource Tools and 2020 Census resources. A membership to support more advanced training can be accessed through an individual or organizational membership. Individual membership fee is $50 year. The Organizational Membership cost is based on the organization's annual budget. Organizational member benefits include Advocacy and Mobilization, Programs and Services, Discounts, and Connections.
This strategy report, Kinship Foster Care for Children in the Child Welfare System, provided by County Health Rankings, is scientifically supported - meaning this strategy, as identified by this report, is most likely to make a difference in several measurable outcomes. The strategies presented in this report have been tested in many robust studies with consistently positive results.
The Capacity Building Center for Tribes works to design and deliver tools and resources for tribal child welfare professionals. These tools and resources, as well as other programs developed by tribes for tribes are available on the Capacity Building Center for Tribes Tribal Information Exchange. Child welfare practice areas of support include Strengthening Families, Partnerships, Indian Child Welfare Act, Sex Trafficking Prevention, Data, Healing and Wellness, and Title IV-B and Title IV- E. Other resources available on the Tribal Information Exchange support Professional Development, Systems and Organizations and connection with peers in child welfare in Indian Country. The Tribal Information Exchange site also includes featured resources for tribes including emergency preparedness and a robust library exchange.
Keep Connected is a website that offers families and organizations that support families help to build stronger relationships. Its goal is to strengthen family relationships to help children become their best selves. The site provides helpful information and resources.
Counseling the caregivers of children in foster/kinship care presents unique challenges for the pediatric professional. Children and teens entering foster care have most likely already been impacted by multiple childhood adversities and toxic stress. This fact sheet provides information and advice about issues such as visitations, importance of routines and planning for permanency.
COVID-19 provides many challenges to the well-being and social emotional functioning of children. The stress on caregivers makes it difficult for them to provide the needed support for children. Mental health practitioners can provide a helpful service to children and their families through the use of telehealth and other technologies. This brief provides information for how providers can connect with children and families to give them the tools and support they need to get through these difficult times.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social and economic stressors can undermine children’s development and well-being. Not only must they cope with major changes to everyday life, such as physical distancing and home confinement, but their families may struggle to meet their basic physical and emotional needs. This resource has tips for parents/caregivers as well as communities and tribes to help children get through this difficult time.