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Additional Resources and References
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
(formerly, the National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning)
Provides training and technical assistance and information services to help States, with an emphasis on family-centered principles and practices.
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Offers technical assistance, training, teleconferences, and publications to assist States with strategic planning, quality improvement, evaluating outcomes, facilitating stakeholder involvement, and improving training and workforce development.
National Center on Family Group Decision Making (FGDM)
Helps build community capacity to implement high-quality, effective FGDM processes by sharing resources, advancing family-driven practices, creating knowledge, and building links to improve the implementation and evaluation of family group decision-making, both in the United States and abroad.
The National Center on Family Group Decision Making also offers A Compilation of State and Provincial Laws, Policies, Rules and Regulations on Family Group Decision Making and Other Family Engagement Approaches in Child Welfare Decision Making. The paper identifies and provides brief descriptions of relevant laws and policies for 16 States, the District of Columbia, and 3 Canadian provinces.
Anthony, E. K., Berrick, J. D., Cohen, E., & Wilder, E. (2008). Partnering with parents. Promising approaches to improve reunification outcomes for children in foster care. Executive summary. Paper presented at the 17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Atlanta, GA.
Antle, B. F., Barbee, A. P., Christensen, D. N., & Martin, M. H. (2008). Solution-based casework in child welfare: Preliminary evaluation research. Journal of Public Welfare 2(2), 197-227.
Berg, I. K., & De Jong, P. (2004). Building solution-focused partnerships in children’s protective and family services. Protecting Children 19, 3-13.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. Retrieved July 28, 2009, from www.cachildwelfareclearinghouse.org
Center for Child and Family Policy, Terry Sanford Institute, Duke University. (2006). Multiple Response System (MRS) evaluation report to the North Carolina Division of Social Services (NCDSS). Retrieved July 28, 2009, from www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/mrs/docs/mrs_eval_rpt_6_30_06_all_combined.pdf (PDF - 2730 KB)
Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group. (2008). Adopting a child welfare practice framework. Retrieved August 4, 2009, from www.childwelfaregroup.org/documents/CWGPracticeFramework.pdf (PDF - 291 KB)
Cohen, E., & Canan, L. (2006). Closer to home: Parent mentors in child welfare. Child Welfare, 85, 867-884.
Dawson, K., & Berry, M. (2002). Engaging families in child welfare services: An evidence-based approach to best practice. Child Welfare, 81(2), 293-317.
Doolan, M. (2005). The family group conference: A mainstream approach in child welfare decision-making. Presentation retrieved February 20, 2009, from www.americanhumane.org/assets/docs/protecting-children/PC-fgdm-conf-fgc2004.pdf
Lee, C. D., & Ayón, C. (2004). Is the client-worker relationship associated with better outcomes in mandated child abuse cases? Research on Social Work Practice, 14, 351-357.
Lohrbach, S., & Sawyer, R. (2004). Creating a constructive practice: Family and professional partnership in high-risk child protection case conferences. Protecting Children Journal, 19(2), 26-35.
Madsen, W. C. (2009). Collaborative helping: A practice framework for family-centered services. Family Process 48, 103-116.
Merkel-Holguin, L., Nixon, P., & Burford, G. (2003). Learning with families: A synopsis of FGDM research and evaluation in child welfare. Protecting Children, 18(1-2), 2-11. Retrieved March 1, 2009, from www.americanhumane.org/assets/docs/protecting-children/PC-pc-article-fgdm-research.pdf
Munson, S., & Freundlich, M. (2008). Families gaining their seat at the table: Family engagement strategies in the first round of Child and Family Services Reviews and Program Improvement Plans (p. 8). Retrieved February 24, 2009, from www.americanhumane.org/assets/docs/protecting-children/PC-fgdm-CFSR-PIP-review.pdf
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement and the National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning. (2008). An introduction to the practice model framework: A working document series. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/helpkids/practicemodel/PracticeModelWorkingPaperIntro.pdf (PDF - 129 KB)
Rooney, R. H. (1992). Strategies for work with involuntary clients. NY: Columbia University Press.
Steib, S. (2004). Engaging families in child welfare practice. Children’s Voice. Retrieved March 5, 2009, from www.cwla.org/programs/r2p/cvarticlesef0409.htm
Tam, T. S., & Ho, M. K. W. (1996). Factors influencing the prospect of children returning to their parents from out-of-home care. Child Welfare, 75(3), 253-268.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (October, 2006). Family group decision-making, final evaluation. Retrieved March 17, 2009, from www.dfps.state.tx.us/Documents/about/pdf/2006-10-09_FGDM_Evaluation.pdf (PDF - 356 KB)
Turnell, A., & Edwards, S. (1999). Signs of safety: A solution and safety oriented approach to child protection. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Children’s Bureau. (2009). Results of the 2007 and 2008 Child and Family Services Reviews. Presentation retrieved November 4, 2009, from www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/07-08-cfsr-results (PDF - 3203 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Children’s Bureau. (2004). Findings from the initial Child and Family Service Reviews, 2001-2004. Presentation retrieved April 22, 2009, from www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/successes-challenges-implementation
Wells, S., & Fuller, T. (2000). Elements of best practice in family centered services. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. School of Social Work. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from www.cfrc.illinois.edu/pubs/Pdf.files/fcsbest.pdfYatchmenoff, D. K. (2005). Measuring client engagement in non-voluntary child protective services. Research on Social Work Practice, 15(2), 84-96.
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