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Spring 2013

Policy and Practice in Child Welfare – 702.15
Tuesday - 11:00AM-12:50PM - Room: SB 215



Session 1 -January 29, 2013
- Introduction and Orientation to the Course


Resources and Readings:
 
 
 
 
VIDEOS

Multiple Transitions: A Young Child's Point of View about Foster Care and Adoption - Watch the Video

Multiple Transition Video Text

WE INTERRUPT  
Watch this Great Two Part Series "WE INTERRUPT"
Listen to what Minnesota Youth in Foster Care have to say about Permanency in their lives.  This fabulous production was made possible by Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
WE INTERRUPT Part 1WE INTERRUPT Part 2


Session 2 - February 5, 2013
-  Child Welfare History


Resources and Readings:

Learn More About the Orphan Train Experience in American Child Welfare History 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/orphan/

http://www.orphantraindepot.com/OrphanTrainHistory.html 

 
PA: Eileen Keller recently spoke about her family's history with the orphan trains
Pittsburg Morning Sun January 25, 2010
Between 1854 to 1929, orphan trains from New York transported over 300,000 destitute children from the city streets or orphan asylums to new homes in the Midwest. Many of them came to Kansas, including four who lived with J.K. and Sarah Hiebert, Hillsboro, grandparents of Eileen Keller, Pittsburg. She discussed the orphan trains and shared family stories recently for a meeting of the Red Hot Toppers, a local chapter of the Red Hat Society.
 
 

The Broken CordProduct Details
In his intensely personal, disturbing, and moving account of a father's struggle to come to grips with the devastating and yet preventable condition, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Dorris gives us vital information about a crisis demanding worldwide attention. Himself a Native American, anthropologist/novelist Dorris adopted an Indian child in 1971 who, after batteries of tests and transfer from school to school, was finally diagnosed as suffering from FAS. To understand fully his son's condition, Dorris was compelled to "systematically confront Native American history." Here he tells of infants born in the throes of delirium tremens, of social workers so frustrated that they frankly discuss the possibility of incarcerating drunken expectant mothers during pregnancy or of sterilizing repeat offenders. Dorris includes a wealth of scientific data, excellent treatments of alcohol's effects upon Native American culture and of the physiopathological aspects of FAS, and a very complete bibliography.

Mary Ellen Wilson (video)

Readings:  
Mc Gowan's chapter on CW History

ACYF FY2012 Evidence Based Projects to Integrate Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being

New From Rise 

Rise Issue #23 Winter 2013

Rise Issue #23 Winter 2013
Facing Violence at Home 
 

Witnessing violence harms children, and children often enter foster care because of violence at home. But facing and ending violence can be complicated.

 

In this issue, parents explore partner violence-the controlling patterns of batterers, the fights that flare up under stress, and the aggression driven by mental illness or substance abuse-and describe the steps they took to get violence out of their lives.
Separate but Happy

Featured Story

Separate but Happy 
I confused loneliness with love, but I recognized abuse.

When I met Rene, I don't know what I saw in him because physically he wasn't too handsome. I think it was his character, his aggressiveness, which later on was what made me leave.
>> Read more    
'Mommy's Going Away for a While'
I couldn't change fast enough to bring my children home.

My son was 4 and my daughter was 2 when I decided to place them in foster care. At the time, I was living with an abusive man who terrified me. I had nowhere to live and no way to support them if I left my boyfriend, but I knew I needed to leave this man.
>> Read more    
Protecting Our Children
Sreserving Our Culture


Session 3 & 4- February 19 & 26, 2013
-Legislation in Child Welfare

Resources and Readings:

School Violence in Chicago
Here are links to the two-part radio program I spoke about in class. It looks like 
you can live stream them through the website. Hope they work!

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/487/harper-high-school- part-one

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/488/harper-high-school- part-two


New From Rise 
Domestic violence survivors organize to fight false and malicious reports.

Tanya McLeod knows what it's like to be the victim of false and malicious child abuse reports. Soon after her husband went to jail for breaking an order of protection, child welfare workers showed up at her door. Over a three-month period, more than five detectives and child welfare workers came to her house, as early as 7 a.m. and late into the night. She was sure it was her husband who'd made the call.

Rise Issue #23 Winter 2013>> Read more
Facing Violence at Home 
 

Witnessing violence harms children, and children often enter foster care because of violence at home. But facing and ending violence can be complicated.

 

In this issue, parents explore partner violence-the controlling patterns of batterers, the fights that flare up under stress, and the aggression driven by mental illness or substance abuse-and describe the steps they took to get violence out of their lives.


Session 5 -March 5, 2013
- Well being Issues: Supporting and Preserving Families


Resources and Readings:

Supporting & Preserving Families

Family Preservation and Support

Practice Notes on Family Support from North Carolina

Comprehensive Family Assessment Guidelines for Child Welfare

MEPA - Multi-Ethnic Placement Act
This video presentation is sponsored by the Policy Division of the Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, in coordination with the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption, a service of the Children’s Bureau.

This is a two part video presentation.  Due to the large file sizes, you may need to wait until download is complete before navigating within the video.Click here to download the PowerPoint handout (PDF format)

Focusing on Well-Being: Developing a Protective Factors Framework for Youth in Care, Part 1 (NRCPFC Teleconference/Webinar)

This free NRCPFC teleconference/webinar will present research on youth development, resiliency, neuroscience, and the impact of trauma on brain development, and will discuss how child welfare agencies and their partners can use this information to define and improve the overall well-being needs of youth in foster care. The presenters will also put forward a newly expanded, research-based Protective Factors Framework for adolescents that can serve as a guide for helping address the development needs of youth and improve their prospects for success. Presenters: Charlyn Harper Browne, Senior Associate and Project Director, Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and Susan Notkin, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy. Click on the link below to learn more about this event and register to participate.
http://www.nrcpfc.org/teleconferences/2012-2-29.html

Focusing on Well-Being: Developing a Protective Factors Framework for Youth in Care, Part 2 (NRCPFC Teleconference/Webinar)

This free NRCPFC teleconference/webinar will present research on youth development, resiliency, neuroscience, and the impact of trauma on brain development, and will discuss how child welfare agencies and their partners can use this information to define and improve the overall well-being needs of youth in foster care. The presenters will also put forward a newly expanded, research-based Protective Factors Framework for adolescents that can serve as a guide for helping address the development needs of youth and improve their prospects for success. Presenters: Charlyn Harper Browne, Senior Associate and Project Director, Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and Susan Notkin, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy. Click on the link below to learn more about this event and register to participate.
Focusing on Youth Well-being: New Information about Applying a Protective and Promotive Factors Approach for Adolescents in Foster Care - February 20, 2013 

Readings:

Mallon & Hess - Well Being Overview
Kemp & Colleagues - Family Support Services
Rivera - Working with Latino Families in Communities

 


Session 6 -March 12, 2013
-Well Being Issues: Health, Mental Health Care and Educational  Issues


Resources and Readings:
Health Care Issues
 
Meeting the Health Care Needs of Children in Foster Care
This presentation focuses on some of the key components in developing strategies to address improving performance in meeting the health care needs of children in foster care. Presented 10/24/2005 at the Annual National Association of State Foster Care Managers meeting by Jan McCarthy, Director of Child Welfare Policy, National TA Center for Children's Mental Health at Georgetown University.

The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999: Enhancing Youth Access to Health Care 
This article from the July-August 2000 Journal of Poverty Law and Policy discusses the option for states to extend Medicaid eligibility for young people who are under 21 and who on their 18th birthdays were in foster care under the custody of the state. In addition to implementing this option, states can take many steps through their child welfare agencies and Medicaid agencies to ensure that young people leaving foster care enroll in Medicaid and receive the services to which they are entitled.

Working Together: Health Services for Children in Foster Care
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services developed this manual with the assistance and advice of voluntary agencies and county departments of social services. The primary audiences are foster care caseworkers, supervisors, and persons responsible for the coordination of health services. It is not specifically designed for distribution to foster parents, child care workers, or health care practitioners. The policies, protocols, and legal footnotes are specific to New York State's locally administered, state supervised foster care system. However, it contains some more general information and serves as an excellent model

Check out the Health and Mental health Care Care Issues section of the Fostering Connection site on the NRCPFC website: 
http://www.nrcpfc.org/fostering_connections/
health_care_services.html

Mental Health Care
 
Mental Health Needs of Foster Children and Children At-Risk for Removal
This article from the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter focuses on the mental health needs of children entering foster care and children at risk of entering care. The article explores the range of mental health needs and ways to address those needs using evidence-based practices. The article discusses ways to work with children as well as methods for parent and foster parent training. (2009)

Parental Mental Health and the Child Welfare System
Research indicates that children with parents/caregivers with significant mental health needs are at greater risk of involvement in the child welfare system. These resources describe promising practices for screening and treatment, tools and training, fact sheets, Web sites, and research to better understand how mental health and child welfare systems can work together to support parents and caregivers with mental health needs.

Check out Health and Mental Health Resources on the NRCPFC Website:

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/ info_services/
mental-health.html

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/ info_services/
child-and-adolescent-health-care.html

Listen to:
Emotional Well-Being of Children & Youth in Foster Care
On September 20, 2005, the NRCPFC and CWLA hosted the first of a series of teleconferences for state foster care and adoption managers on mental health issues. Listen to the audio files and download the handouts.

Focusing on Well-Being: Developing a Protective Factors Framework for Youth in Care - On February 29, 2012, NRCPFC hosted this webinar on well-being issues.

Strategies for Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Youth in Care 
The second teleconference in the NRCPFC/CWLA series was held November 29, 2005. Listen to the audio files and download the handouts.

Promising Practices for Addressing the Mental Health Issues Impacting Parents of Children in Foster Care The third teleconference in the NRCPFC/CWLA series was held January 31, 2006. Listen to the audio files and download the handouts.

Educational Issues
Q&A: Blueprint for Change: Education Success for Children in Foster Care
This resource from the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education is a “Question & Answer Factsheet” about the Blueprint for Change (a detailed framework that includes goals and benchmarks for children and youth that will help ensure their education success). It answers questions about the development of the Blueprint, its target audience, and how it should be used.
 
Helping Former Foster Youth Graduate from College: Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State
Campus support programs provide financial, academic, and other types of supports to help former foster youth succeed in college. However, relatively little is known about the impact of these programs on college retention or graduation rates. This Chapin Hall study by Amy Dworsky and Alfred Perez lays the groundwork for an impact evaluation by examining program implementation from two different perspectives. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with the directors of 10 campus support programs in California and Washington State. The interviews covered a variety of domains, including the population served, referral sources and recruitment, the application process, the provision of services and supports, program staff, relationships with stakeholders, and data collection. In addition, participants from 8 of the 10 programs completed a web-based survey that asked about their perceptions of and experiences with the program. The survey included questions about students’ demographic characteristics, referral and recruitment, the application process, reasons for participating in the program, services and supports received, unmet needs, contact with staff, and recommendations for improvement. The report concludes with several recommendations for moving forward with a methodologically sound impact evaluation of campus support programs for former foster youth. (2009)
 

Check out Educational Issues on the Fostering Connections website for the NRCPFC:  
http://www.nrcpfc.org/fostering_connections/education.html


Listen to:
Educational Stability for Children and Youth in Out-of-Home
Care

On March 31, 2006, the NRCPFC and CWLA hosted a teleconferences for state foster care and adoption managers on educational issues. Listen to the audio files and download the handouts


Session 7 -March 19, 2013
– Safety Issues

Resources and Readings:
 

Please read these resources:
 
Child Sexual Abuse
 

Implementation of Safety Practice in Child Welfare, Webinar February 22, 2013

Presenters from the Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center and West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources/Bureau for Children and Families will discuss how implementation science was used as a framework to successfully implement West Virginia’s Safety Management System (SAMS). 

An overview of implementation science will be provided with emphasis on the implementation drivers – training, coaching and systems intervention. Staff from West Virginia will then provide information about the lessons learned while implementing SAMS.

Implementation  of Safety Practice Model  in Child Welfare,   (Webinar February 22, 2013, PowerPoint Presentation)


Session 8 – April 9, 2013
Permanency Issues - Reunification 

Resources and Readings:
 

Visiting Resources From NRCPFC website

Visiting Curriculum 
Introduction to Parent-Child Visits 
Child Welfare Information Gateway and NRCPFC partnered to provide this free, self-guided online training on facilitating visits between parents and children involved with the child welfare system. The training promotes safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by providing information to help child welfare professionals maintain family connections when children are in out-of-home care, enhance efforts toward family reunification, and improve outcomes for children and families. This training is based on workshops and materials developed by Rose Marie Wentz, NRCPFC Consultant. http://training.childwelfare.gov

Visiting Resources

Videos Demonstrate Caseworker Visits
Nine short videos on the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) website demonstrate best practices for caseworker visits with children and youth in foster care. The videos focus on the changing needs of children at different ages and in different settings. They include:

  • Caseworker Visits: Overview
  • Visits With Infants and Toddlers
  • Visiting Elementary-Age Children
  • Visits With Children Ages 10-12
  • Visiting Youth Placed in Group Homes or Residential Facilities
  • Preparing Foster Children for Visits With Birth Parents
  • Caseworker Visits: Quality Visits
  • Caseworker Visits: Building Stable Placements
  • Caseworker Visits: Supporting Older Youth Transitioning to Independence

To access the videos online, visit the Minnesota DHS website (scroll down to "Training Videos"):

Please watch this webcast:
 

Session 10 -April 16, 2013
- Guardianship & Kinship Care


Resources and Readings:
 
Please listen to this teleconference on Guardianship Issues:Permanency through Guardianship: Formulas for Successful Programs 
On January 25, 2005 the NRCPFC and CWLA hosted a teleconference for state foster care and adoption managers.
These PowerPoint presentations wer e provided to participants:
Kinship Care:

NRCPFC Fostering Connections Kinship/Guardianship Webpage
NRCPFC maintains a website section on the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, including this webpage on Kinship/Guardianship. This webpage contains resources on the Kinship/Guardianship Provisions of the Fostering Connections Act, organized into the following sections: Promising Practices from States and Tribes; T/TA & Web Based Resources from NRCs, Children’s Bureau, T/TA Network; Resources from Collaborating Organizations; Evidence-Based Practice, Research, and Reports.

  • NRCPFC Digital Story: Benvanjae
    Through Benvanjae’s story, we learn about kinship care and adoption from the perspective of a grandmother dealing with the foster care system.
  • “We are Still a Family: Adults Caring for their Kin” and “My Special Family: Kids in the Care of their Kin” 
    In October 2003, an Improving Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care grant through the Children’s Bureau was awarded to Clark County, Nevada as a five-year demonstration project. Clark County Department of Family Services had the goal of using a community-based Systems of Care (SOC) approach to improve the safety, permanency and well-being of children living with kin caregivers. Featured at the Children's Bureau P2P Conference in Washington, DC; this film, made by Clark County, features kinship providers and young people talking about their experiences in kin caregiving. Through their narratives, viewers gain a better understanding of the challenges and rewards involved in kinship caregiving. Utilizing the input provided by these and other caregivers and youth, Clark County was able to develop strategies about how to best work to support families and to address needs of kin as identified in Fostering Connections provisions. As a result, Clark County was able to build peer-staffed supportive programming around kinship care and improve their licensing efficiency for kinship providers. (2010)

Websites

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway: Kinship Care Web Section 
    Child Welfare Information Gateway's Kinship Care web section features resources on standards and protocols for managers, service providers, and families to support and promote permanency and positive outcomes. The web section includes the following sections: About kinship care; Impact and evaluation; Resources for managers of kinship care programs; Supporting kinship families; Locating and working with kinship caregivers; and, Achieving and maintaining permanency in kinship care.

  • NRCPFC Webcast: A Discussion about Kinship/Relative Care Practice
    In this webcast, Dr. Gerald P. Mallon, NRCPFC Executive Director, engaged in a conversation with one of the country’s leading experts in kinship/relative care – Dr. Joseph Crumbley. Dr. Crumbley brings decades of experience and expertise in the field of kinship/relative care. He has provided training and consultation nationally and internationally, and has consulted extensively with the Children’s Bureau’s T&TA Network and many other child welfare entities. He has additionally been a guest on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), PBS, Geraldo, Montel Williams Show, and Nickelodeon, and consulted with 60 Minutes, The New York Times, and The Oprah Winfrey Show on the topics of transracial adoption and kinship care. This webcast, now archived on the NRCPFC website, features an informative and lively discussion about kinship care, relative placement, and transracial adoption. (May 2009)

Session 11 -April 23, 2013
- Adoption



Resources and Readings:
Please read these resources:
Understanding the Hague Convention of Intercountry Adoption

The Hague Adoption Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) is an international agreement to safeguard intercountry adoptions. Concluded on May 29, 1993 in The Hague, the Netherlands, the Convention establishes international standards of practices for intercountry adoptions. The United States signed the Convention in 1994, and the Convention entered into force for the United States in April 2008. Read the full text of the Hague Adoption Convention.

Great Books on Adoption Constellation Issues


Session 12 -April 30, 2013
The Array of Residential Programs 
Resources and Readings:
  • Improving Residential Care for Children and Youth in Out-of-Home Care
    This NRCPFC document collects available guidelines, models, research, articles, and state and local examples that deal with improving residential care for children and youth in the foster care system.

  • Licensing Standards for Residential Placement Facilities
    We have collected links to state licensing standards for residential placement facilities in this document.

  • Institutions vs. Foster Homes: The Empirical Base for a Century of Action
    This report from the Jordan Institute for Families, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that institutional care is not an essential component of the child welfare system for the majority of children. The review considers four outcome measures for children in institutional care, including child abuse and neglect rates, reunification, success of young adults leaving care, and financial costs of care.

  • Practicing Restraint
    This article from the Child Welfare League of America's "Children's Voice" discusses the use of restraint and seclusion in residential group homes.

  • Residential Group Care Quarterly
    This Child Welfare League of America publication is available online. Sign up to receive e-mail alerts when the newest issue of Residential Group Care Quarterly is available.

  • Update: Latest Findings in Children's Mental Health, Vol. 2, No. 1
    According to findings of a 1997 survey, conducted by the U.S. Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), many teenagers with severe and complex emotional disturbances are found in residential care programs rather than psychiatric hospitals. Often, these are "system kids" who are shuttled in and out of temporary placements in various child-serving agencies. This publication is the result of a collaboration among Rutgers University, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

  • Residential Treatment Programs: Concerns Regarding Abuse and Death in Certain Programs for Troubled Youth
    Residential treatment programs provide a range of services, including drug and alcohol treatment, confidence building, military-style discipline, and psychological counseling for troubled boys and girls with a variety of addiction, behavioral, and emotional problems. This testimony from the Government Accountability Office concerns programs across the country referring to themselves as wilderness therapy programs, boot camps, and academies, among other names. GAO found thousands of allegations of abuse, some of which involved death, at residential treatment programs across the country and in American-owned and American-operated facilities abroad between the years 1990 and 2007.

  • Residential Facilities: State and Federal Oversight Gaps May Increase Risk to Youth Well-Being
    This Government Accountability Report discusses findings of a survey to examine youth well-being in residential facilities as well as the ability of states and the Federal government to provide oversight.

  • Residential Facilities: Improved Data and Enhanced Oversight Would Help Safeguard the Well-Being of Youth with Behavioral and Emotional Challenges
    This Government Accountability Report provides national information about (1) the nature of the incidents that adversely affect the well-being of youth in government and private residential facilities, (2) how state licensing and monitoring requirements address the well-being of youth in residential facilities, and (3) what factors affect federal agencies’ ability to hold states accountable for youth well-being in residential facilities. It also provides information on options that states, federal agencies, and Congress may use to better promote youth well-being in residential facilities.

  • Residential Transitions Project: Phase One Final Report
    This report from the Child Welfare League of America was undertaken to inform the development of a model for residential group care that reflects current research findings and the appropriate place of residential group services in the child welfare service continuum. The report includes: a review of data on the utilization of residential group placements in child welfare; a review of the literature on residential group care; a survey of state child welfare agencies; a survey of state child and family services provider associations; and asurvey of California DSS, Children, Youth, & Families county offices
Teleconference
  • Restraint and Seclusion
    This NRCPFC teleconference for state foster care and adoption managers provides an overview of legislation impacting restraint and seclusion, promising practices that successfully reduce the use of these techniques and a movement from use of restraint to trauma-informed care.
Bibliographies
NRCPFC Information Packet
Website

Session 13 - May 7, 2013
– Youth Permanency



Resources and Readings:

Please review these resources and references 


Please watch these digital stories about young people and permanency - look at those marked new first and then look at Leslie's story

Please watch these digital stories about youth permanency workers - these are from a worker's perspective and very compelling too.

From Place to Place has been released!

Also please read this article from AHA on Reinstating Parental Rights: Another Path to Permanency? 
This article by Susan Getman and Steve Christian examines an innovative approach to permanency for youth in foster care: reinstatement of parental rights. To demonstrate the rationale for this policy, trends are highlighted regarding youth with the goal of alternate planned permanent living arrangements and those who age out of care with no permanent legal connections to adults. The article also looks at data regarding youth who maintain or seek out connections with birth families after emancipation from foster care. The statutes that authorize reinstatement of parental rights are then analyzed. The article concludes with some brief thoughts about what child welfare agencies and courts should consider as they prepare to implement these new statutes. This article is from “Love and Belonging for a Lifetime: Youth Permanency in Child Welfare”, a special issue of Protecting Children, a professional publication of American Humane Association. (Volume 26, Number 1, 2011)

Please review this power point on Unpacking the No of Permanency for Adolescents

Annenberg Digital - May 7, 2012
Children’s rights experts estimate that somewhere between 25 and 40 percent of foster youth become homeless within 18 months of aging out of the system.

Elizabeth Calvin, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, criticized the foster care model for failing to prepare children for adulthood.

US: Helping foster kids transition to adulthood
Governing     May 9, 2012
With the support of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MDRC is working with University of Chicago researcher Mark Courtney to evaluate transitional living programs launched by Youth Villages, a nonprofit established in 1986 that currently serves 18,000 kids and young adults in 11 states.


Session 14 -May 14, 2013
Systemic Issues in Child Welfare

Resources and Readings:

 Child Welfare Resources: News, Gateway, and Products

NYTimes: A Wrenching Adoption Case
The Supreme Court should reverse the rulings that gave a member of the Cherokee Nation the right to revoke an adoption of his biological child.

NY Times article re family history and resiliency

School Violence in Chicago

Here are links to the two-part radio program I spoke about in class. It looks like 
you can live stream them through the website. Hope they work!

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/487/harper-high-school- part-one

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/488/harper-high-school- part-two

THE SATURDAY PROFILE: Russian Who Led U.S. Adoption Ban Has Flair for Celebrity and Controversy
Long before becoming Russia’s child rights commissioner, Pavel A. Astakhov transformed himself into a celebrity lawyer with mass market appeal.

ADMINISTRATION

Ending the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Call for Multi-System Collaboration in California.
Walker, Kate.
California Child Welfare Council.
National Center for Youth Law.
2013
http://www.youthlaw.org/fileadmin/ncyl/youthlaw/publications/
Ending-CSEC-A- Call-for-Multi-System_Collaboration-in-CA.pdf

Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities and Challenges for the Workforce [Webinar].
What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action -- A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce.
Wilson, Charles. Reutz, Jennifer A. Rolls. Rose, Greg E. Strand, Virginia C.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.
2013
http://www.ncwwi.org/events/archive.html

Casework Teaming to Manage Workload, Enhance Effectiveness and Boost Morale [Webinar].
What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action -- A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce.
Haulenbeek, Gail. McLean, Kathleen. Mantey, Patricia. Kollar, Sharon.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.
2013
http://www.ncwwi.org/events/archive.html

Bonus Session #1: Learning and Living the NCWWI Leadership Model [Webinar].
What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action -- A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce.
Bernotavicz, Freda. Brittain, Charmaine. Cahn, Katharine. Connel, Kathryn. Lippold, MB. Potts, April. Deborah Reed, Julie York
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.
2013
http://www.ncwwi.org/events/archive.html

Design Teams and Learning Circles: Agency- and Unit-level Interventions for Improving Organizational Climate and Culture [Webinar].
What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action -- A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce.
Fritzler, Paul. Clarke, Peter. Powell, Heather. Metsger, Linda. Brittain, Charmaine.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.
2012
http://www.ncwwi.org/events/archive.html

ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE

Key Elements and Strategies for Effective Interjurisdictional Work.
National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids.
2013
http://www.adoptuskids.org/_assets/files/NRCRRFAP/resources/key-elements-
and-strategies-for-effective-interjurisdictional-work.pdf

Youth Conferencing: Implementation Experiences and Future Directions.
Howard, Michelle D.
Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.
2013
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Children's Bureau.
http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/
departmentspediatrics/subs/can/FGDM/Documents/FGDM%20W
eb%20Pages/Resources /Issue%20Briefs/Youth_Conf_IssueBrief.pdf

Adopting? Prepare to Be Surprised.
Dagher, Veronica.
2013
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732345220457828
7961483250712.html

Focusing on Youth Well-being: New Information about Applying a Protective and Promotive Factors Approach for Adolescents in Foster Care [Webinar].
Browne, Charlyn Harper. Notkin, Susan.
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections.
2013
http://www.nrcpfc.org/teleconferences/2013-02-20.html

An Analysis of Foster Care Placement History and Post-Secondary Graduation Rates.
Day, Angelique. Dworsky, Amy. Feng, Wenning.
Wayne State University.
2013
Research in Higher Education Journal
http://www.cacollegepathways.org/sites/default/files/2013_
foster_care_ and_higher_ed_in_rhej_0.pdf

The Changing Face of the Unaccompanied Alien Child: A Portrait of Foreign-Born Children in Federal Foster Care and How to Best Meet Their Needs.
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services.
2012
http://www.brycs.org/documents/upload/foreign-born-children-in-foster-care.pdf

CHILD MALTREATMENT/CHILD PROTECTION

Facing Violence at Home.
Rise Magazine.
2013
Rise
(23) http://risemagazine.org/PDF/Rise_issue_23.pdf

The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Overview.
Teplin, Linda A. Abram, Karen M. Washburn, Jason J. Welty, Leah J. Hershfield, Jennifer A. Dulcan, Mina K.
United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
2013
Juvenile Justice Bulletin
http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/234522.pdf

Overview of Path Through the Child Welfare System in Alameda County.
County of Alameda. Social Services Agency.
2013
http://alamedasocialservices.org/public/services/children_and_
family/AlamedaDCFSFlowChart.pdf

COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES

Understanding Hispanic Diversity: A "One Size Approach" to Service Delivery May Not Fit All.
Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative Grantee Implementation Evaluation.
Bouchet, Stacey. Torres, Luis. Hyra, Allison.
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE).
2013
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/hmmi_hispanic.pdf

COURTS/JUDICIAL

The Miami Child Well-Being Court Model: Essential Elements and Implementation Guidance.
Fraser, Jenifer Goldman. Casanueva, Cecilia.
Miami Child Well-Being Court Initiative.
2013
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
http://lindaraycenter.miami.edu/Home_files/Implementation
Guidance
_01-30-13_web2_FNL.pdf

The Miami Child Well-Being Court Model: A Handbook for Clinicians.
Fraser, Jenifer Goldman. Casanueva, Cecilia.
Miami Child Well-Being Court Initiative.
2013
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
http://lindaraycenter.miami.edu/Home_files/Handbook_Clinicians_01-30-13_web3_FNL.pdf

GENERAL

Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010.
Catalano, Shannan.
United States. Dept. of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
2012
http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ipv9310.pdf