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Voices of Youth Adopted Through Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®: Research Summary

Reports findings from conservations with 129 young people adopted from foster care, including information on the importance of adoption preparation and support for the entire family.
Infographic

What Are ACEs? And How Do They Relate to Toxic Stress?

Provides an easy-to-understand explanation of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how ACEs can lead to toxic stress. Offers tips to reduce the impact of toxic stress.
Brief/Tipsheet

What are Kinship Navigator Programs?

Details the role and significance of kinship navigator programs and highlights examples of evidence-based kinship navigator programs in various states.
Tool/Toolkit

What Does it Look Like to Equitably Engage People with Lived Experience?

Contrasts components of ideal, equitable engagements with components of inequitable engagements, which staff can use to identify opportunities to strengthen efforts to engage people with lived experience.
Article

What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals

Provides behavioral and mental health professionals with an overview of child welfare, describes how these practitioners and child welfare workers can support each other, and offers additional information resources.
Web Page

What is Inclusion in the Workplace? A Guide for Leaders

Defines inclusion and its organizational impact on staff and organizational culture. This article provides strategies for leaders such as actively seeking diverse perspectives, building psychological safety and provide leadership opportunities that foster an inclusive work culture. Lastly, this article emphasizes the importance of avoiding common pitfalls. A downloadable PDF is also available on the website.
Article

While-You-Wait Support Groups for Parents

Presents the benefits of supporting prospective parents, offers tips for building connections among support group participants, and outlines ways to help prospective parents develop their capacity to parent a child through adoption, foster care, or kinship care.
Article

Why and How to Support Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Families

Provides an overview of the benefits of providing services to support adoptive, foster, and kinship families as well as examples of how various jurisdictions offer support.
Article

Why Families Need Post-Adoption Services

Provides an overview of adoptive families’ challenges and the supports they most want.
Brief/Tipsheet

Why Should Child Protection Agencies Adopt a Kin-First Approach?

Explains that addressing the unmet financial needs of relative caregivers is crucial for sustaining kinship care and ensuring the caregiver’s ability to raise the children under their care effectively.

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