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Publications

Policy Report 1 August 2007
Promoting Child Welfare Workforce Improvements Through Federal Policy Changes (2007)

A major initiative of Children’s Rights and the Children’s Defense Fund comprising three reports, several proposals for changes to federal policy, and ongoing outreach to federal legislators in support of improvements to the child welfare workforce nationwide. Related publications: Components of an Effective Child Welfare Workforce to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families (2006) List […]

Promoting Child Welfare Workforce Improvements Through Federal Policy Changes (2007)
Policy Report 1 April 2006
Lasting Impressions: A Guide to Photolisting Children

Designed for adoption professionals and foster families who will be preparing children to be photolisted, this guide includes step-by-step instruction on how to write descriptions of children and take or arrange children’s photographs, and covers best practices on sharing information about children that will be viewed through channels that everyone can access.

Lasting Impressions: A Guide to Photolisting Children
Policy Report 1 February 2006

States and cities across the country are now implementing concurrent planning as an answer to expediting permanency for children in foster care. This report documents the implementation of the process in New York State. Featuring interviews with state and national child welfare professionals as well as focus groups with parents, foster parents, and caseworkers, this […]