Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health

Child Welfare

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Featured Resources

Integrating and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Care Across Diverse Service Systems (PDF)

Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (2013)

Addresses the need of a trauma-informed approach to all systems serving children, youth, and their caregivers; highlights the extent and impact of trauma in the lives of children and youth across various service systems; identifies the core principles and key components of trauma-informed care; and provides tips and resources for adopting and sustaining a trauma-informed approach across systems of care.

The Children’s Bureau Training & Technical Assistance Network 2013 Directory(PDF)

Describes the services, activities, and focus of the 28 members of the Children’s Bureau Training and Technical Assistance Network.

A Systematic Review of Trauma-Focused Interventions for Domestic Violence Survivors(PDF)

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (2013)

Reviews trauma-based treatments for intimate partner violence survivors and provides recommendations for practitioners and future research.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Welfare(PDF)

National Association of Social Workers (2013)

Revises and expands the “NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Protection,” originally published in 1981, to address the changing practices and policies of social work and child welfare practice and reflect current practice trends and standards.

Framework to End Youth Homelessness: A Resource Text for Dialogue and Action(PDF)

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (2013)

Addresses strategies to improve the educational outcomes for children and youth and the necessary steps to advance the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020. This framework can be used as a resource to reach the 2020 goal by improving the quality and collection of data on youth experiencing homelessness and by building capacity for service delivery.