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Engaging Families in Case Planning
Series: Bulletins for Professionals|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
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This bulletin for child welfare professionals discusses the importance of involving families in case planning and provides strategies for caseworkers and agencies that can encourage and support family engagement. Strategies include family teaming, solution-based casework, and structured decision-making, among others. Outcomes from States' Child and Family Services Reviews show the need for employing new strategies to engage families. Three examples are provided of innovative ways that agencies are promoting family engagement.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Basics of Engaging Families in Case Planning
Caseworker Strategies That Support Family Engagement in Case Planning
Agency Strategies That Support Family Engagement in Case Planning
Findings in the Child and Family Services Reviews
State and Local Examples
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Engaging families in case planning. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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