Child Welfare Resources

Access resources on the child welfare service system and those served by it, links for more information from related child welfare organizations, and answers to frequently asked questions about the system and those involved in it.

  • Publications
    Research, reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets on the child welfare system and those served in child welfare.
  • Related Web Sites
    Access organizations, resource centers, and clearinghouses with additional information about child welfare.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Brief answers to frequently asked questions often raised by system of care communities in understanding how the system works and how to best partner within a system of care.
  • Presentations
    Presentation PowerPoints on partnering with child welfare, the child welfare system, and mental health services for children in child welfare.

What's New

Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, 2nd Edition

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2013)

Contains a trainer’s guide, slide kit, participant manual, and supplemental handouts to teach strategies for a trauma-informed child welfare practice to enhance safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families involved in the child welfare system.

Family Group Decision Making: Building and Reinvigorating Relationships

National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families (2013)

Explores family group decision-making and how it positively affects family and other interpersonal relationships.

Why It Matters: Teen Childbearing and Child Welfare(PDF)

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (2013)

Presents current data on, and explores the issue of, teen parenting among youth in foster care.

Medicaid and Children in Foster Care(PDF)

Center for Health Care Strategies (2013)

Details the health care needs of children in foster care and the role of Medicaid in providing health coverage for this population. This brief highlights existing policy levers that may help address the health and well-being of children and youth in the child welfare system.