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Podcast

Advances in Supporting Kinship Caregivers-Part 4

Explores the public-private child welfare partnership in the state of Nevada.
Podcast

Advances in Supporting Kinship Caregivers-Part 5

Explores the improvements to the engagement and support of kinship families in New Mexico. This episode explores the strategic public-private collaboration between New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department and the Southwest Family Guidance Center.
Article

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience in Native American Families and Communities

Examines the negative impact of ACEs and the connection to historical trauma. Notes that participation in indigenous practices, family support, and social connectedness can contribute to the resilience needed to cope with the adverse impact of ACEs.
Article

Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Different than Child Trauma, and It’s Critical to Understand Why

Explores the differences between ACEs, trauma, and toxic stress and the impact each has on a child’s physical and mental health.
Article

Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections

Provides information on the theory of change, services offered, staffing, budget, evaluation, and more for Alabama’s post-adoption support program.
Training

All Children – All Families Training Program

Offers free training that includes both foundational material and advanced content tailored for direct service professionals who work with LGBTQ+ children, youth and families. Includes both a Training of Facilitators program to build an agency’s internal training capacity and a three-part, customizable Training Series for which All Children-All Families’ team of Expert Trainers provide training for agency staff. Offers link to request participation.
Video

An Adoption Professional’s Guide to School-Based Support

Provides adoption professionals with insights into the educational challenges faced by adopted children and offers strategies to support adoptive parents. Speakers discuss strategies for navigating school-based support systems, understanding factors such as trauma, attachment, and behavioral challenges, and emphasizing the importance of trauma-informed approaches for academic success. Users will need to create an account and use the code NCEPSFREE to access webinar. A training certificate is available.
Guide/Report

Applying Race Equity Strategies Throughout the Continuous Quality Improvement Process: A Guide for Child Welfare Leaders and Decision Makers

Presents action steps that can be applied within each of the core functions of the CQI process along with a set of cross-cutting strategies that support applying a racial equity lens at any stage of the process.
Guide/Report

Applying the Research and Evaluation Provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act

Outlines the research and evaluation requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 and highlights next steps for state agencies, legislators, and researchers to achieve the Family First Act’s goals of preventing foster care entry. Provides an opportunity for those seeking to support adoptive or guardianship families whose children are at risk of foster care entry or re-entry to understand this funding stream’s requirements for evidence.
Article

Applying the Science of Child Development in Child Welfare Systems

Focuses on the ways that developmental science points to changes that could improve the child welfare system and better support the children, families and communities that it serves. Recommendations and observations in this article apply to children and youth of all ages, from birth through adolescence and young adulthood.

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