Birth Parent National Network (BPNN)
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Maltreatment Prevention
Child Neglect and Its Prevention

Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Acts of Omission: An Overview of Child Neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau.

Child Welfare Financing
Child Welfare Practices
  • Raising the Bar: Child Welfare’s Shift Toward Well-Being (Center for the Study of Social Policy, July 2013)
  • The Wisdom of Families Video - The video highlights the wisdom of families. Parents share their perspectives. Nancy Vivoda, BPNN parent member, is showcased in this video. In addition to Nancy, there are a number of other great and strong parents and their voices are so powerful. Since it is on “You tube” it is in the public domain and available for use to others in their work. This is a video developed by Susan Kelly, Senior Director, Strategic Consulting, Casey Family Programs for use in a Differential Response Conference presentation.
  • A Life Changing Visitor – When Children’s Services Knocks Video -In this compelling video, parents and Parent Advocates were interviewed about what it would take to change the child welfare system to be responsive to the needs of families and communities. The video was done by students from New York University Law School and was shown at the American Bar Association Conference in Washington, DC on July 10, 2013. The video includes interviews with parents from CWOP and also RISE Magazine. CWOP (Child Welfare Organizing Project) has a longstanding partnership with New York University Family Defense Clinic and some of the attorneys are currently defending parents in family court.
  • Parent Advocates in Ohio Video - Parent advocates from the Public Children Services Association of Ohio share their experiences and lessons learned in working with the child welfare system as parents and advocates. Their wisdom and resilience will inspire other parents, child welfare staff and all those working to improve the system for children and families.
  • Child Welfare Workers: Working to Support and Strengthen Families
  • Evidence Based and Promising Practices for parents in the child welfare system This is a new report from the Washington Institute for Public Policy. The report outlines outcomes and cost effectiveness of various adult behavioral health interventions.
Early Childhood and Child Welfare
  • A National Scan of Interventions Prioritizing Early Childhood to Safely Reduce the Need for Foster Care. A Research and Practice Brief and follow-up to an earlier brief, Making the Case for Early Childhood Intervention in Child Welfare.

    This brief reviews the state of programs and associated evaluations that address the complex needs of families with young children involved with child welfare. Six promising programs are summarized in-depth. Recommended practice strategies indicated from the national scan and site visits include:

    • Creating an environmental context of safety
    • Engaging families with empathy and respect
    • Supporting front-line staff
    • Intentionally modeling and practicing supportive and honest relationships
    • Creatively financing both programs and evaluation
    • Respecting diverse forms of leadership
    • Embedding diverse cultural and community values in programs and practices.
  • The Well-Being of Children in the Child Welfare SystemAn Analysis of the Second National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being
  • Uses the Administration for Children and Families well-being framework to compare developmental outcomes for children in child welfare compared to the general population. The report concludes that regardless of whether a family receives child welfare services in-home or if a child is removed from the home, child developmental challenges are greater than for the general population thereby making maltreatment prevention a top priority.

Family Engagement (including Father Engagement)
Incarcerated Parents
Mandated Child Abuse Reporting
Parent Partnerships
Protective Factors

National Alliance of Children’ Trust and Prevention Funds Resources
Public Policy Education offers policymakers the latest high-quality research and evidence needed to craft policies that make measurable differences for children and families. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) developed this website to help policymakers quickly cut through the well-intentioned fragmented information, advise, research papers, issue briefs, and reports on child and family policy. The site offers cogent, clear examples of effective policies, other states’ experiences and guidance on tailoring policy to specifc state conditions.
Strategic Sharing
Casey Family Programs Strategic Sharing Booklet

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