Family-Centered Casework Practice
A family-centered approach to casework practice involves helping families with children strengthen family functioning and address challenges that may threaten family stability. Focusing on strengths begins with the family assessment and should continue throughout the case planning and management process. Resources are available for caseworkers to provide culturally competent services and to improve skills and processes for working with families in a way that identifies and builds upon strengths.
- Case planning and case management
- Working with families
- Advocating for families
- Cultural competence
Introduction to Family-Centered Practice: A Curriculum
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (2010)
Addresses the principles of permanency, assessment, case planning, participatory goal setting, and family engagement.
National Resource Center for In-Home Services
Provides training and technical assistance to States and Tribes to ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth in their homes; prevent their initial placement or reentry into foster care; and preserve, support, and stabilize their families.