General Resources

Child Welfare Practice: Creating a Successful Climate for Change – Findings and Considerations from an Institutional Analysis
This article provides an overview of the California Partners for Permanency (CAPP) Project and the Institutional Analysis conducted in Los Angeles County. It outlines the findings from the Institutional Analysis, including strengths and considerations for improvement. 

Iowa Parent Partner Approach Handbook
This handbook provides an overview of the Parent Partner Approach. This approach promotes innovative change in social work practice to improve relationships with parents and assist in policy development and learning opportunities.

Moving Beyond the Family Engagement Check Box: An Innovative Partnership to Promote Authentic Family Engagement in Systems Change
The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Family Voices partnered to create and implement a process for engaging families in the Pediatrics Supporting Parents national initiative to promote the social and emotional development of young children. This case study examines that partnership and provides insights about best practices for engaging families.

Parent Engagement and Leadership Assessment Guide and Toolkit
This assessment tool redefines how families experience early childhood systems and the role parents can play to reshape these systems to be more equitable.

A Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities
The Children’s Bureau formed a workgroup that is comprised of representatives from Tribal child welfare programs, evaluators, university researchers, technical assistance providers, and Federal program partners. This roadmap talks about the importance of building relationships, knowledge, and skills for evaluation practice in Tribal child welfare.

Impact of Safe@Home on Placement and Permanency Outcomes
The purpose of this study was to rigorously test the effectiveness of Safe@Home, an in-home parent skill-based intervention implemented in Clark County, Nevada. 

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