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10 Ways to Ensure Your Recruitment Process is LGBTQ-Friendly

Offers advice on how to successfully recruit LGBTQ+ staff, including by supporting LGBTQ+ events and causes, creating inclusive workplace policies, providing LGBTQ+ equity training to staff, and more.

5 Steps for Creating a Theory of Change

Identifies six steps in creating a theory of change—defining the problem, defining the end goal, defining steps to reach the end goal, mapping activities, identifying assumptions, and writing a narrative. Although written for international development programs, has information and steps that are applicable in other social services contexts.

A Guide to Incorporating a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective Throughout the Research Process

Provides concrete ways researchers can incorporate a racial and ethnic equity perspective at every stage of the research or evaluation process: landscape assessment, study design and data collection, data analysis, and dissemination. Offers detailed information to help researchers and evaluators embed a racial and ethnic equity perspective within their work.

A Need to Know: Enhancing Adoption Competence among Mental Health Providers

Explores the importance of adoption competence, defines key competencies, and makes recommendations to ensure that more mental health providers are truly able to meet the needs of adoptive families.

A Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities

Presents a shared vision for the future of tribal child welfare research and evaluation collaboratively developed by tribal child welfare administrators, academic and community evaluators and researchers, TA providers, and federal partners. Highlights tribal sovereignty and the meaningful inclusion of tribal voices to enhance tribal research and evaluation capacity.

Accessing Services and Support Key Points

Provides guidance to prospective foster and adoptive parents about building a support network. Can be used by professionals to help parents build a therapeutic web of support.

Adapting Evidence-Based Programs to Diverse Populations and Settings

Explores how to adjust a program or intervention for use in a different cultural community, including if, when, and how to make such adaptations.

Addressing Grief and Loss in Family Support Efforts

Describes how grief and loss affect resource families. Shares tools and strategies to increase staff knowledge about grief and loss, including through the use of the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI). Shares how several support programs incorporate grief and loss into their services for resources families.
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Addressing Work-Related Traumatic Stress

Offers a variety of resources related to how Nebraska implemented an effort to prevent and address secondary traumatic stress and burnout in its child welfare workforce.

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care 1

Provides general information on adoption and guardianship, highlighting differences and trends in state laws. This resource also includes a National Comparison chart and state specific charts to provide addeitional information.
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