Discusses how child welfare professionals can better utilize guardianship and highlights the importance of kinship care. This brief outlines the benefits of guardianship and addresses the challenges and areas of improvement in guardianship utilization. It advocates for a stronger kin-first approach in child welfare, promoting guardianship as a supportive and permanent placement option that benefits children, families and communities. Several examples are provided on how states use guardianship as a prevention strategy.

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